How (not) to do an HTML 5 WebView Mobile App: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

As a user I've long been annoyed by the current Facebook iOS App (especially on my original-model iPad.)  As a developer I've also been disappointed by what a poor example of an HTML-based mobile app Facebook has provided.  Hacker News has a post today which links an article called Here’s why the Facebook iOS app is so bad that explains why.

Among other interesting commentary on the Hacker News post, is a link to an article by LinkedIn about LinkedIn for iPad, that provides some details about their architecture. If you haven't tried the LinkedIn app, it's worth looking at -- if only to cure the feeling of sadness you get from the Facebook App.

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