The main point of contention is the notion that Apple’s iOS platform and SDK are causing what Battelle referred to as the “appification of the web.” RIM, however, takes the stance that, “you don’t need an app for the web,” Balsillie said.
Balsillie’s argument was that RIM believes “you can bring the mobile to the web … but you dont need to go through the control point of the SDK.”
Amen. Why do we think we need to develop software for our phones and tablet devices but not our desktop and laptop devices. In five years the mobile web will be your app store.