The HTML5 vs Native debate

A choice of technology for our first app

This debate is getting about as old as the proverbial Microsoft vs Apple vs Android wars. As a disclaimer, we made a call in favor of a start with web technologies, so we are arguably biased.

But as a startup, in terms of ability to iterate fast, maintenance of one single base of code for iOS, Android and others, testing UI on the fly on a web interface, choosing html5 was obvious.

Sure thing, native will come and it will open many performance doors, and for offline maps, we’ll most probably need it. But for now we think our user interface needs getting somewhere, and it's easier with fast and easy iteration.

Thanks to HTMLBurger for helping us out. These guys are really good at what they do, I can wholeheartedly recommend them.

Want to get in the pre-alpha? Check our app and let us know what you think. All interface feedbacks are welcome.