DEVICES: How consumers use their devices seems to run in a kind of cycle - one minute we are apparently hearing the death knell of apps as the mobile web improves, but as users - forever creatures of habit - settle with their favourites brands they opt for dedicated services, perhaps triggering the end of a something pretty fundamental. Read more on GigaOM.
As the use of mobile devices continues to climb, the use of dedicated apps is also increasing.
But is this a natural evolution, or should we be worried about apps winning and the open web losing?
Some that we should be concerned, because it is creating a future in which the web becomes a "niche product", and the dominant environment is one of proprietary walled gardens run by a couple of web giants.
And that, sadly, is bad for innovation.
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