The debate: "HTML5 vs Native" is one of the hottest topics of conversation in our industry. Facebook just updated it's iOS app to use native code, not HTML5. But is that the full story. In this talk we'll unpack Facebook's take on the HTML5 vs Native debate, and look in detail at the mobile web – what is being done to make it a viable app platform, and what Facebook is doing to drive the mobile web forward.
Developer Relations at Facebook, based in London - helping companies small and large to build mobile, social apps on iOS, Android and the Web.
Simon Cross is an Engineer at Facebook. He's worked with startups and companies like Mixcloud, Spotify, The Guardian and SoundCloud to build their social integrations on the web and on mobile – particularly Open Graph. Simon also built the Facebook Graph Explorer which has inexplicably become one of the most popular developer tools for people building with Facebook's API's. Before Facebook, Simon worked at the BBC building social stuff, BBC iD and websites for the BBC's radio networks and music festivals. Outside of hacking on music and social tech, Simon plays the drums in The Poor Souls of Pompeii.
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