Reply to post: Re: "see the capability gap between native and web apps closed as much as possible"

Google changes course, proposes proprietary in-app purchase API as web standard

Andrew Hodgkinson

Re: "see the capability gap between native and web apps closed as much as possible"

Amen. As for PWAs, their slow, janky, non-native, non-integrated "performance" is of benefit only to the lazy developer who cares not for battery life (or multitasking, given that means sharing RAM) of the end user devices.

Native development is and will always be very much faster, very much more integrated and very much more respectful of local device idioms than a PWA. And yeah, in particular, given the history of web security - having a clueless JavaScript monkey hack up a way to siphon money off my credit card via some kind of JavaScript in app purchase API fills me with horror. We _all_ know exactly where that's going to end up.

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