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The Return of the Mobile browser

We all love to make predictions and I made one to @shachinb and Steffen Harting when I met them in early 2014. 
Which was: Apps are  temporary phase (of indeterminate length), eventually most apps will switch back into the web browser. Only games and apps that require continuous access to phone sensors such as accelerometer,  GPS etc will remain as apps. For most other purposes a well designed mobile website is going to do a world of good.
So, when Forbes declared that  the mobile browser is dead and the mobile app is the new new thing, I retested my earlier hypothesis and came to the same conclusion. I.e. We are hung up on apps way more than required
Due to this hang up, we are sacrificing the mobile web experience. It pleased me no end to see an old friend @jassim make this comment Super impressed with the Twitter mobile web experience, replaces the app for me This just goes to show it is possible to achieve what I stated as a hypothesis above. One look at the NDTV mobile websit…