The main benefit of native development is access to phone functionality such as contacts and phones, she said. "If you want that, you've got to go native," Borger said. "If you don't need that, you really should go Web [via HTML5]."
Most of what a user needs, however, can be done via HTML5 these days, Parmenter said. "I don't particularly see a huge need [for native development]."
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