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Challenging Hybrid Mobile Myths

Challenging Hybrid Mobile Myths


Hybrid mobile apps are not as good as native apps. I'm sure you've heard this before. You might even be among those believing this an accepted fact. But is it fact? Or is it mostly a myth bolstered by the seriously lacking experiences of early, poorly made hybrid apps? To find out for sure, we created the "HTML5 Mobile Challenge," designed with a very specific goal: find out if a well built hybrid app can, in fact, pass as a native app.

To run our little experiment, we used Telerik's Kendo UI Mobile to build an HTML5-based mobile app called Cuteness.io. A group of developers then tried the app, while we watched to see if the app could pass the "native sniff test." It was all caught on camera and we think the results are pretty telling. Check-out the video reactions and take the HTML5 Mobile Challenge yourself!

New product releases also continue to flow at Telerik. This month we will ship the next major version of Kendo UI, which will feature some amazing improvements. To be among the first to see this release in action, and potentially win one of many cool prizes, sign-up today for the Kendo UI Q3 2013 Release Keynote webcast on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. See you there!


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