HTML5 vs Native

googleplus.gifThere’s an entertaining thread on Google+ (readable by anyone) on "What can’t you do in a mobile html5 app you can do in native iOS and Android apps?".  The number of answers could go on forever as there are thousands if not tens of thousands of iOS and Android APIs that aren’t accessible from the browser. This is in addition to end-user facing things such as UI look and feel and performance.

I guess it might be better to ask what the browser can do so that people can design apps around what’s possible.