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  1. themyk's Avatar
    Apps are a great way to minimize the amount of data needed but now there's no justification for low bit rate requirements. Everything is the Web. Aside from the business model of the 'app download' there really is no point for an app that does less than the mobile site.

    What do you think?

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    bh7171 and peednus like this.
    05-27-16 12:06 AM
  2. cribble2k's Avatar
    Nope.

    Apps will be around for a very long time.

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    anon(9742832) and jaydee5799 like this.
    05-27-16 01:06 AM
  3. themyk's Avatar
    Sure, but why do you think they'll be around 'for a very long time'?

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    05-27-16 01:12 AM
  4. Soulstream's Avatar
    What app does less than the equivalent mobile site? The problem is that not even BB is pushing HTML5 apps at all. If HTML5 and web aps were the solution for developing the same app crossplatform then why isn't BBM a web app?
    05-27-16 01:38 AM
  5. themyk's Avatar
    Exactly, the point isn't what phone os you use. The point is that any, nay all of then can run a simpler interface on html5.

    Posted via CB10
    05-27-16 01:54 AM
  6. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    Not by a long shot.

    *A3-A20
    TgeekB likes this.
    05-27-16 02:29 AM
  7. zocster's Avatar
    Apps are more than just bank statements you can grab from your browser...
    05-27-16 02:31 AM
  8. Uzi's Avatar
    OP one question why you using cb10 app not the browser?
    05-27-16 04:20 AM
  9. bakron1's Avatar
    Apps are not going anywhere, there is too much money being made in both the Android and Apple stores from the folks who develop them.

    They are the standard on how folks now use their mobile devices and get their daily task done whether you choose to accept it or not.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-27-16 04:27 AM
  10. rthonpm's Avatar
    Companies love apps because they allow them much more information on how people interact with them and they also keep them locked into their piece of the Web. They're the perfect captive portal. Just look at the growing number of services that have a website that's nothing more than a glorified link to download their application.

    I fear before long we'll see a generation of people who don't know what the free and open Web is because their only interactions with the Internet are through apps. Just as the 'ecosystem' concept is just 1980's computing before Windows all over again to some degree, the 'app revolution' is just the AOL web experience of the 1990's all over again.

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    05-27-16 05:43 AM
  11. MikeX74's Avatar
    Another "let's hope apps go away because BB10 suffers from an app problem" post?
    TgeekB, donnation, JeepBB and 5 others like this.
    05-27-16 05:51 AM
  12. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    Apps are done!

    Posted via CB10
    05-27-16 06:48 AM
  13. Uzi's Avatar
    Apps are done!

    Posted via CB10
    Yes browser FTW!!
    05-27-16 07:30 AM
  14. donnation's Avatar
    Lol, if Blackberry was the one with the apps they would be touted as one of the most important things needed on a phone. They don't, so magically they are unnecessary.
    05-27-16 07:39 AM
  15. anon(3983727)'s Avatar
    Apps are profitable. Its like the transition from gasoline to alternate fuels. The industry has developed around apps and it will take something really huge to break away from that. I would love to see a cloud system that allowed apps to be purchased/installed and run remotely. What dev wouldn't want their app to be universal with no changes in code.
    05-27-16 07:46 AM
  16. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    Yes browser FTW!!
    Dance Dance. Do some homework and you will see what the beloved Google themselves have been doing with the browser based applications. This is where the future will be, the device specific app days are coming to an end.




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    05-27-16 07:57 AM
  17. kvndoom's Avatar
    Dance Dance. Do some homework and you will see what the beloved Google themselves have been doing with the browser based applications. This is where the future will be, the device specific app days are coming to end.
    Posted via CB10
    ONLY if it can be monetized. These are mega-corporations, not charities. Android wouldn't even exist right now if google wasn't making tons of money off app commissions and selling user data.
    05-27-16 08:06 AM
  18. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    ONLY if it can be monetized. These are mega-corporations, not charities. Android wouldn't even exist right now if google wasn't making tons of money off app commissions and selling user data.
    They ARE going to monetize this ,they already obtain ad revenues as you have pointed out. Googles Chrome Store is an example.

    Google had already showed a glimpse of functionality in Android that made the platform capable of streaming apps from the Play Store without actually installing them — like with AdMob’s ad platform, for instance.

    Marshmallow has this feature enabled. and games already took advantage of something similar, the company has formally announced it*under the “Android Instant Apps” name



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    05-27-16 08:16 AM
  19. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Time will tell if the importance of apps might one day errored due to modular apps, or if apps turn into bots, or if HTML5 makes the browser the window to the web again.

    The question is does Apple have plans to do this also? If a developer is building apps for iOS and Android.. will this make it easier or harder to create those "modular" apps? While for some developers having a link on a website to install/run an app without going to Google Play might be more convenient... what about those without a real web presences?

    The end of Apps as we know them might be coming, but it isn't here... and probably won't be for years to come.
    05-27-16 08:32 AM
  20. skstrials's Avatar
    There are apps that do not require being connected to the Internet.

    I do agree that many of the apps will be replaced by mobile websites though, but apps are not going away completely.


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    05-27-16 12:17 PM
  21. Ment's Avatar
    HTML is a standards based body. As such it is very slow to incorporate innovations. How long do you think it will be before you can use biometric authentication via HTML. That's why apps will reign supreme for many many years.
    05-27-16 12:24 PM
  22. anon(3983727)'s Avatar
    There are apps that do not require being connected to the Internet.

    I do agree that many of the apps will be replaced by mobile websites though, but apps are not going away completely.


    Posted via CB10
    There are a shrinking number of apps that are not internet tied. Most are premium games or simple tools... in the end the vast majority of any useful tasks performed on a mobile device need internet connectivity and an offline app has very little function. It also limits the profit of the developer due to no ad revenue. I cant think of a single app that is useful for me with zero internet dependence besides a calculator.
    05-27-16 12:52 PM
  23. anon(3983727)'s Avatar
    HTML is a standards based body. As such it is very slow to incorporate innovations. How long do you think it will be before you can use biometric authentication via HTML. That's why apps will reign supreme for many many years.
    Are there any bio-metric authentication systems on consumer devices that have no backup password? For consumers it seems like a gimmick to me to be honest.
    05-27-16 12:57 PM
  24. early2bed's Avatar
    Most of the sensitive apps on my iPhone including financial, document storage, medical, social, etc. offer Touch ID login as an added layer of security even when the phone is unlocked. That's not going to show up on HTML anytime soon. The Apple and Google developer events happen in the Summer and the hardware that include these new device-specific features show up in the Fall.
    05-27-16 01:04 PM
  25. Ment's Avatar
    Are there any bio-metric authentication systems on consumer devices that have no backup password? For consumers it seems like a gimmick to me to be honest.
    No you'd still need a traditional login as a backup just like apps that support biometric authentication. Biometrics will be very hard to do in HTML as it has to support so many platforms and is why it will take so long if it ever comes.

    Another one. How about end-to-end encryption that is taking over communication apps how will and how long will this take to be incorporated into HTML. This extends to general data encryption protocols over the web as well. HTTPS is a joke in security terms and needs to be upgraded but it will take years.
    05-27-16 01:11 PM
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