Apple’s operating profit growth could take a 30 percent hit by 2015, owing to the rise of HTML5, according to Bernstein Research Analyst Toni Sacconaghi Jr. But industry watchers should be wary of underestimating the continued appeal of the native iOS app for two big reasons.
Brightcove is stepping beyond managing and distributing online video with a new product for easily creating iOS, Android and mobile web apps. The Brightcove App Cloud is designed to take the pain out of making content available through native apps on the most popular mobile platforms.
Yesterday, the Google-owned YouTube launched new mobile and the living-room versions, both of them entirely web-based and accessible from any browser. It’s a big move for an resource-intensive video streaming service to shrug off the benefits of native apps and go exclusively through the web.