Native v hybrid v web

A session at Web Directions Unplugged

Thursday 12th May, 2011

4:05pm to 5:05pm (PST)

It’s an exciting time to be working on the web. With the explosion of new platforms and form factors, three clear strategies for application development have emerged.

  • native apps, written in languages like Objective-C, Java and C++
  • hybrid apps, written in HTML5 and web technologies, packaged and deployed to various platforms using solutions like PhoneGap and AIR
  • web apps, running solely in the browser

Each has its strengths and weaknesses.
Each has its strong adherents.
Each has its place, depending on the project.

In this session, Brian Fling brings together a number of deeply knowledgeable, experienced developers to pragmatically consider these different approaches, their strengths and weaknesses, and their appropriate use cases, to help you decide which tactic is appropriate for any project.

Cut through the ideology, and hear from people who really know what they are talking about in this summit style session to end day one.

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Brian Fling

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Time 4:05pm5:05pm PST

Date Thu 12th May 2011

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  • Mobile Design and Development

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