The “real goal of any developer” is to build awesome apps they’re proud of and making a living doing it.
Beyond the technical capacities of native vs. web apps, I think we underestimate the value of the ecosystem of small app business that Apple has created with the store.
Sometimes the web makes things free as in “liberated” but sometimes it makes things free as in “worthless”.
I don’t want to turn into a closed source anti-freedom reactionary, but there’s got to be some place in here for a business model for app makers.
What could we put in HTML5 that would support that?
So far, the only one I’m seeing is in B2B or Geek2Geek plays like Salesforce and GitHub. Everything else is venture capital pump-and-dump bullshit.