I know this community can be shy with its opinions, so I'd like to coax you out of your shells a bit. Sarcastic intro aside, I'd like to know your thoughts and experiences with apps that have been developed natively for iPhone using Apple's development tools versus apps that embed websites in the app. For this, I don't mean using a Safari shortcut on YOUR home screen. I'm talking about downloading an app from the App Store.
To guide the discussion, a few questions:
Can you tell the difference between a native app on iPhone versus an app that is essentially web technology? How can you tell?
What kinds of experiences do you have with companies that use web apps rather than native apps?
Which do you prefer using when accessibility is done properly?
If you're a developer, have you developed in one platform, but wished you'd developed in another?
Finally, any stories about experiences, good or bad, with using one version of an app that gets switched over? For example, a company's app going from native to web in an update or the opposite happening when an app switches from web to native.
Looking forward to your opinions and sharing a few of my own.