So what is there in the eco system around that has been interesting me -
- Google accelerating the development of browser tremendously. Browsers apps now are faster than native apps few year back.
- The chrome OS which basically is an OS browser. Thus all web apps will run just like native apps.
- Apple proved the that the model of desktop application still pays.
- With installed web apps pre-approved to access native resources such as geo-location, database, (may be even filesystem) etc., they will be as powerful as any native app can be.
Thus we may see a future where there are no native apps. Since all web apps are as good, rather better, than native apps.
I think this is big, since the whole process of how applications are developed, served, billed will change for good and web apps will be de-facto. I think google is leading this future in a big way. And apple is following right behind, but cautiously.