Just when you thought the whole world was converging to do everything on the browser, Rohit Sharma finds that the browser is dead. How so? The iPhone’s many apps and utilities made the browser nearly obsolete.
The browser is dead. And it’s because all those apps that now monopolize my time have taken their pick of browser parts from the bin and blossomed into a phenomenon all their own.
Sharma sees a trend in the thousands of applications and utilities offered in Apple’s App Store expanding to the desktop with Google Chrome and Safari.
Going forward, this trend of apps jumping out of the browser and onto available screen real estate will only gain steam. After all, with active push notifications, clicking a stock price or weather forecast or gas price app on the live desktop is definitively a better user experience than that of a browser.
Maybe so. I use Safari less on my iPhone than on my Mac.