One unintended consequence of the accelerating popularity of HTML5 for mobile app development is an ability to skate past Apple’s App Store restrictions on in-app sales. So I put this question to Piotr Steininger of Tapangi Consulting:
There’s talk out there about being able to use HTML5 to get around Apple’s App Store ban on charging for in-app purchases. In other words (I think), somehow HTML5 allows content producers to get around this problem by making apps (and other things) downloadable directly through web browsers. So … how is it that HTML5 allows getting around this issue?