Albeit professional web design as well as mobile application development are intertwining and giving birth to surprisingly capable software, native mobile applications are here to stay and here is why.
Well, first of all, native applications can interact with some of the more advanced features of the mobile device. This includes accelerometer, camera and so forth, giving them more flexibility and usefulness. Native applications can also use the device's hardware and information, giving them a clear edge when it comes to performance and accuracy. Unfortunately, the most advanced feature of the mobile device that web apps can use is the GPS. This creates some clear restrictions and doesn't allow for more complex mobile application development.
Another reason why native mobile applications[/url] can't really be scrapped yet is sheer performance. Mobile phones and tablets are becoming more and more powerful. Couple that with some programming languages that can take full advantage of the phone's capabilities and you've got yourself some real powerhouses that not only run great but also feel great when used due to snappy and seamless interaction.
This problem becomes apparent as soon as you use a web app that has a little more complexity to it. It won't be long until you notice lag and annoying delays. If anything, this alone means that until web developers are able to smooth out the kinks of their contraptions, native apps aren't going anywhere