Apr 9, 2014

What does app dominance mean to the open web?

Finally, someone is asking the question. When the iPad was launched, April 2010, I was concerned over apps vs the "free and open" internet. Of course, the app web has developed since then and there is some - basic - interplay of the mobile web and apps. For example when Facebook is delivering interesting links from friends in either apps or mobile browsers. But a true interconnectivity between apps is still far from reality, and this interconnectivity is still the very essence of what makes the web so fabulous. We will have to keep evolving the app world if we abandon the PC/browser web more and more.

http://gigaom.com/2014/04/08/the-rise-of-mobile-apps-and-the-decline-of-the-open-web-a-threat-or-an-over-reaction/