Going off on one about the web, as usual.

Mobile software is too controlled. Innovation is limited by App Store approval. This is an issue of freedom and control. Not open vs closed. We need to dismantle the control that is in place, and move towards a more open platform. The Web. If ever there was a platform designed for mobile, it is the web. It is instant and ubiquitous. A perfect combination. The skeptics will say web performance is not as good as native. My reply? Web is marginalized on mobile. A precedent was set by the mobile platforms to prioritize native over web. At the beginning (2008) it was technical. Native just worked better. Mobile web standards didn’t exist really. Now, Apple and others have a vested interest in proprietary apps. Developer lock-in, for one. Native mobile apps controlled by a proprietary platform have about as much relevance in the future as traditional currencies and gas cars. Let’s just say, I wrote an interesting post and 50,000 people checked it out in less than 24 hours. Try getting 50,000 installs (let alone opens) in 24 hours. Native is dead. Long live The Web.

The thing that was so important about the advent of the commercial internet was that it enabled global permissionsless innovation. Meaning, that anybody who wanted to deploy software on a web server anywhere in the world could immediately access customers everywhere in the world. […] There were no, there are no intermediaries required.

Fred Wilson testifying at the NYFS virtual currency hearings.

The curious thing about Fred’s testimony was how he corrected himself towards the end of this quote. Fred said “there were no”, then, “there are no”. I can’t help but feel the correction of tense has something to do with the iOS App Store and that he knows deploying software is not as permissionless as it once was.

Hypercube, the company I’ve started, aims to to dismantle the control that is in place, and move mobile towards a more open platform. The Web. Read more.

My company –Hypercube– is reinventing the smartphone. http://blog.hyprcb.com
We hope to empower mobile app developers with entirely new paradigms that completely change the way we think about software. We are shifting the focus away from native apps by creating a notification feed designed specifically and exclusively for websites or any service connected to the web. If we are right, this will set in motion the death of native apps and thus the proprietary control platforms exert over developers – and this, is how we start to reinvent the smartphone.
Read more here: http://blog.hyprcb.com/post/74297780150/lets-make-a-phone
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My company –Hypercube– is reinventing the smartphone. http://blog.hyprcb.com

We hope to empower mobile app developers with entirely new paradigms that completely change the way we think about software. We are shifting the focus away from native apps by creating a notification feed designed specifically and exclusively for websites or any service connected to the web. If we are right, this will set in motion the death of native apps and thus the proprietary control platforms exert over developers – and this, is how we start to reinvent the smartphone.

Read more here: http://blog.hyprcb.com/post/74297780150/lets-make-a-phone

Sign up here: http://hyprcb.com