One of the differences between native apps and web apps is that web apps are distributed via a URL, not via the app stores. “They are instantly available and you don’t need a developer license for the stores either,” AppMachine CEO Siebrand Dijkstra explains. That makes developing mobile apps easier.
AppMachine has been creating native apps since three years and will now start to facilitate mobile web apps. “Untill now, HTML didn’t give us the possibilities we were looking for, so we didn’t start working on our mobile web app version,” says AppMachine’s CEO who joined Facebook, VentureBeat and Google for a keynote speech at the Famo.us meetup. “Famo.us brings in the groundbreaking technology we were waiting for. App builders will now be able to deliver mobile web apps that equal the quality and user experience of native apps.”
You can watch Siebrand’s presentation at the Famo.us meetup in the YouTube video below:
What does Famo.us technology actually add to the mobile web experience? 60 frames a second! That will make your transitions as smooth as watching tv. Watch the YouTube video for a sneak preview of all the powerful Famo.us possibilities.
At the Famo.us meetup Matt Marshall, the CEO of VentureBeat, showed the first version of the mobile web app of VentureBeat using Famo.us technology. “Mobile needs to be a fast and engaging experience,” Matt says. “When AppMachine showed what they were doing my jaw dropped. The images in the web app are moving quite elegant and I can finally swipe through all the stories of our blog. I’ve never been able to do that on my HTML 5 site. I am the least technical person in the room, but building apps with AppMachine is so easy, anyone can do it.” You can watch Matt Marshall’s presentation at the Famo.us meetup in the YouTube video below: