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The apps themselves are usually not "inferior experience". They can be snappier and better offline performance. That's not to say I disagree with all of the other things you said.



My experience is counter to this - most apps created from websites are inferior experiences.

Most common reoccurring problem I find is that all links off-site, are displayed in a webframe. Which doesn't give me access to the normal things that Safari does - I can't email the page, add it to my reading list, or bookmark it, so inevitably I always open it in safari. I'd've rather stayed there in the first place...

But this is not the only sin, just the one that leaps to mind.


The vast majority of these apps are brochureware that wouldn't function properly without an internet connection.




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