Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The New York Times debuts an HTML5 iPad web app to complement its native apps » Nieman Journalism Lab

Check the full post for a detailed review (but don't bother to try to download if you only have a basic NYT digital subscription; the HTML5 app is “available exclusively to NYTimes.com + Tablet subscribers, All Digital Access subscribers and Home Delivery subscribers.”)
"It makes sense for the Times to build an HTML5 platform; at a minimum, it can eventually fill in the gaps for platforms that it doesn’t want to develop native experiences for. (A particular issue as tablet sizes metastasize from 5-inch to 10-inch and beyond.) But I wouldn’t read this as writing off a native-app strategy just yet; this app seems to be more a supplement than a replacement. A good HTML5 app can obviate the need for a native app — but the Times already has a pretty darned good native app on the iPad, one that’s better in most ways than what debuted today."
The New York Times debuts an HTML5 iPad web app to complement its native apps » Nieman Journalism Lab
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