Business Insider believes HTML5 apps are primed to overtake native apps on smartphones in the coming years. Steve Jobs was also big on web apps when the iPhone first came out — sans native app ecosystem — but didn't have the benefit of the HTML5 standard. Now that HTML5 is here, there are apps that come very very close to replicating the native app experience.
So the question is do you prefer the unregulated world of HTML5 apps, or would you rather stick to the status quo of native apps, with their additional polish and ability to better function offline? [Business Insider]