HTML5 or Apps for Streaming Video? Technology Review Says HTML5
OnlineVideo.net reports that with the rise of smartphones and tablets, it can seem like apps are taking over our online sessions. But are apps the best way to offer content to readers and viewers? This is the third part in our series looking at the battle between HTML5 and apps. In part one, Comcast voted for both. In part two, Finnish TV said HTML5.
Agreeing with that second viewpoint is Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief and publisher of Technology Review, which is published by MIT. Speaking at a retreat hosted by Beet.TV, Pontin said that the closed experience offered by apps wasn’t working for content providers.