The App-ocalypse: Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete?; Larry Seltzer; In Ars Technica; 2015-12-28.
Teaser: Many big tech companies—absent Apple—are throwing weight behind a browser-based world.
tl;dr → Betteridge’s Law; i.e. No.
- WebApps are a Google-culture thing.
- And good luck with Apple; they are intransigent in their non-interest.
In (the arbitrary) order of appearance in the piece:
- Mobile Web App State; W3C
tl;dr → a roadmap of these standards efforts
- HTML5Apps Paves the Way for Future W3C Payment Standards and Advances in the Mobile Web Standardization Roadmap; press release; HTML5 Apps Project; 2015-09-29.
- Platform Support Levels
tl;dr → Cordova supports iOS, Android.
- App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records; press release; 2015-01-08.
- service-worker.js, In GoogleChrome/samples
a simple demonstration of the Service Worker.
- Jake Archibald; Is Service Worker Ready?; In His Blog
tl;dr → No browser implements Service Workers completely
- vibration; At Can I Use.
- css-touch-action; At Can I Use.
- Safari is the New Internet Explorer (IE); Nolan Lawson; In Ars Technica; 2015-06-30; previously filled.
Teaser: If devs build a modern Web app ecosystem sans Safari, maybe Apple can move beyond 2010.
- Guidelines for the Apple App store; Apple.
- Increasing Engagement with App Install Banners in Chrome for Android; In blog of HTML5 Rocks; 2015-03.
- Chrome 42 Beta Push Notifications; In blog of The Chromium Project; 2015-03.
- Support for Installable Web Apps with WebApp Manifest in Chrome 38 for Android; In blog of HTML5 Rocks; 2014-11.
- IndexedDB; Proposed Recommendation; W3C.
- Service Worker, draft Recommendation; W3C.
- Vibration API; Proposed Recommendation; W3C
- Web Storage API; Proposed Recommendation; W3C.
- WebSQL; Proposed Recommendation; W3C
- Web Notifications; Proposed Recommendation; W3C; 2015-09-10.