Facebook’s founder went as far as partly blaming their initial hybrid approach as the reason they had failed in their mobile strategy.
“I think the biggest mistake we made as a company is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native,” he admitted, acknowledging his company’s difficulties in piecing together a coherent mobile strategy.
Today Basecamp announced on their blog the release of their new iPad app, which follows a hybrid approach just like their other apps (iPhone, Android and Kindle).
Jason Zimdars, an UI designer, explains on the post in detail how they lay out the different components for the app and how their approach would be if they had to start from scratch today.
But it’s these words that makes it clear that they’re very optimistic on the whole future of hybrid apps:
In the post, there’s a link to two very interesting articles — both describing how upcoming versions of both Android and iOS platforms will be more friendly to hybrid applications.
The 9to5mac article mentions: