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HTML5: Facebook’s “biggest mistake”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said “the biggest mistake that we made as a company is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native.” and much “HTML5 is rubbish” frenzy ensused, so few people notived that he continued

I’m actually, on long-term, really excited about [html5]. One of the things that’s interesting is we actually have more people on a daily basis using mobile Web Facebook than we have using our iOS or Android apps combined. So mobile Web is a big thing for us.

Dion Almaer pondered Was the strategy wrong, or the execution?, while Brian Leroux pithily noted

zuck should’ve built his mobile app in html rendered from php, with 40+ blocking script tags. oh wait, they did.

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