Linkedin Dumps HTML5 to go Native
In September 2012, I shared a story on why Facebook moved to building a native app. The title of the post
was Betting on HTML5 for Mobile Was the Biggest Mistake Facebook Ever Made.
After seven months, the next player who has dumped HTML5 is Linkedin. Linkedin, who just released their newest mobile app, has gone from HTML 5 to native.
The primary reason for the switch as cited by Kiran Prasad, senior director for mobile engineering, is the lack of critical support for debugging and performance tools in mobile web apps.
"The primary reason for that is, we're seeing that more and more people are spending more time in the app, and the app is running out of memory. There is no tooling support – having a debugger that actually works, performance tools that tell you where the memory is running out".
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