The Persistent Gravity of Cross Platform

September 7, 2021

Now, the discourse around cross-platform app technologies has traditionally revolved around a simple idea: cross-platform development is cheaper, while native development leads to better apps.

And this is kinda true. Like, it’s true enough for a hand wavey explanation of why cross-platform tools are popular. But it is wrong enough that this mental model tends to obscure exactly why the latest large, profitable company has gone down this path.

I’m still forming my own thoughts around this discussion, but I found this article insightful.

(Via Gus Mueller.)