HTML5 or Native Apps? Why We Chose HTML5 for LockerPulse. Plus – Our Awesome New Shirts

Over on the popular Speckyboy Design Magazine I wrote a guest post entitled Why We Chose HTML5 Over Native Apps that went up yesterday.  I go in to detail about why HTML5 was a better choice for LockerPulse.  I had been itching to write the post for a while.  I wanted to get it out to a large designer/developer audience, and also hopefully get a little pub for LockerPulse.  I contacted Paul over at Speckyboy, one of my favorite web design sites, and he agreed to publish the post.

In the post, I mentioned that we purchased the official HTML5 shirt to support the W3C.   On the front it says “I’ve seen the FUTURE.  It’s in my BROWSER” and on the back it’s got the HTML5 logo. Just in case there was any doubt, Mike and I stepped outside and snapped a few pictures of us in the shirts.  This was the most badass picture:

HTML5 Shirt for LockerPulse

…I am also quite a bit taller than Mike, as is very evident from that photo.

4 comments on HTML5 or Native Apps? Why We Chose HTML5 for LockerPulse. Plus – Our Awesome New Shirts

  1. Rob says:

    Great article, and I definitely think you made the right choice in HTML5 so that you’re not messing about supporting lots of different fragmented applications. A user makes a good point about windows 7 too. I wonder how many windows 7 and blackberry users miss out on great apps because they’re only available on apple/android?

    On the height difference – does this mean on your warehouse days you’re running around getting things others can’t reach?

    • Adam McFarland says:

      Haha in some ways yes. Our warehouse manager is pretty tall too so it’s not just me. We always need to make sure Mike can reach stuff whenever we reorganize. Sometimes he has to get the step ladder for the top shelf but most of the products he can reach 🙂

      Also, I’d say 1 in 5 times I go to the grocery store I get asked by an old lady to get something off the top shelf (which I’m more than happy to do).

  2. Dale says:

    Can I deduce from this picture that you have a better looking face than Mike?

    • Adam McFarland says:

      Yup 🙂

      No actually we took a handful of photos and we liked this one the best. It showed both the front and back of the shirt. If anything, the back of my head looks worse than his…my balding is more evident from the backside.

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