Mobile Apps Vs Mobile Web | Scitech Culture 118

Entertainment and there really wasn’t a whole lot of shopping and I’m we’re talking about 20 years ago whole lot of shopping.

On the Internet but there was a lot.

Of information and that’s why Google is Google today because it’s all about search and all about information I think what we’re seeing here now is.

Attention between those three things the internet now provides information and entertainment and shopping commerce and I think you know when we look at these in web apps it makes more sense I think you know commercially to be able to control what occurs within and out and the tension is is what do you want to use your browser for so I think that that’s that’s actually where there’s.

A clear business case for the for the.

Companies that want to develop apps and want to develop you know even in web apps and what the user wants to use a browser for this is an app for and I think that’s where it gets really tricky well we’ll use us as an example or some time ago we switched over to WebRTC to do this podcast so and it’s working.

Really well it’s been a really good platform and when you think about but when you think about.

It and for those that don’t know you know it’s it’s running through Chrome so you just type in a web address you click join and you can customize you know the they call it route they call it a room and you can customize the room so that nobody else can join in unless you give them the specific link and bang we’re now essentially videoconferencing through a browser.

Now there’s the historically we’ve we would have to review Skype FaceTime primarily they’re the two that we’ve used in the past for their proprietary so one’s Microsoft ones Apple and the Apple one obviously is even worse because you have to use an Apple device to use FaceTime as well at least Skype is cross-platform but even then Microsoft is locking you in to a specific app.

Platform to use that functionality so with it this WebRTC it’s across.

The board that you just have to get a not every browser is compatible with it but you can use basically Chrome or Firefox effectively to.

To run this on any platform.

So but you don’t see broad adoption.

Of WebRTC for instance what you do see is the push for FaceTime the push for Skype and other like sort of apps so to speak and they’re the ones that people know and that people will go to so it would again it’s like your same as that tension there you would think that something is as simple as what our web RTC is and if you.

Have a look at the functionality of how it works it’s actually a.

Far simpler than then what Skype is it’s fast and FaceTime is pretty simple but it’s even simpler than what FaceTime is why that it can’t be more broadly adopted apart from the fact that they probably need to get a more.

Marketable name for it and I think a good example just just by using us so for instance I really don’t do.

A lot of I have much interest in it if I did I would probably prefer an app that we directed the supply would be my preference rather than because I’m probably not going.

To use a browser for that for me it browsers about information.