From Youssef Sarhan, introducing HyperCube, which aims to make web apps run as well as native (link):
We have grown comfortable with depending upon iOS. In 2010, Jobs wrote an open letter entitled, “Thoughts on Flash”. He explained why proprietary platforms put developers at risk of trickle-down stagnation.
If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features. STEVE JOBS, 2010
When you consider iOS 7’s biggest change to be strictly aesthetic, you start to see why Jobs was right. iOS, like any proprietary platform, is not precluded from the same risks of technological stagnation as Adobe’s Flash.
Strange how quickly things come full circle once the disruption becomes the status quo.
On a side note: Best of luck on the project. The sooner we move away from native the better.