A good recap of the recent online/offline/does-it-really-matter discussion …although it does lend a bit too much credence to the pronouncements of that king of trolls, Nicholas Carr.
An excellent point from Jonathan: both native apps and web apps require an internet connection …and both native apps and web apps can be made to work without an internet connection.
This might sound obvious, but the myth that “only native apps can work without an internet connection” is surprisingly widespread.
A real-world anecdote from Jonathan illustrates some of the misconceptions around using HTML instead of going native. A lot of people don’t realise that web apps can store data offline.
A handy one-page cheatsheet for using HTML5’s appcache manifest file for offline storage.
A bookmarklet to help you figure out what files you might want to put in your cache manifest for offline storage.
John has written a very in-depth look at offline storage (using the cache manifest) in HTML5.
A handy mobile-friendly list from Mike Stenhouse of which fish are currently having their stocks depleted. It uses offline storage so once you’ve visited once, you’ll be able to pull it up anywhere.
A handy little tool to help you get started with building offline apps by suggesting which files should go in your cache manifest.
A nice collection of free apps for your mobile device. No app store required, thanks to offline storage.
A great portable jQuery reference. No app store required — this uses offline storage.