Wall Street Journal published an article that, with the rise of applications, Web is going to decline, and the impact produced by its decline is far more profound than any other current technology; the open Web lost to app store.
Think about your cell phone, there are app icons right over the screen one by one instead of the webs; those mode of operation of applications is completely different with the Web’s.
Large amounts of data shows that, nowadays, people likes to use applications just like surf the Internet in the past. People loves a variety of applications which have taken over people’s digital life. According to mobile analytics company Flurry data, people spend 80% of the time on the application, but the time on the Web, only 14%.
This data change seems insignificant. In the past, people have to print out the navigation route from the MapQuest site, and those navigation is often wrong and confusing. Today, people can get real-time traffic information through the phone’s navigation application Waze. For those who still clearly remember the old way of obtaining navigation, it is nothing less than magical.
No matter from what point of view, the application seems to be very beneficial to users – compared to Web, they run faster and more easy to use. But behind this convenience there is a major problem: the openness that allows the Internet companies to develop into one of the strongest company in the 21st century is terminated.
In fact, the application store limited to a specific operating system and device is a walled garden, in which Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are the rules makers of the game. This means that Apple can block Bitcoin— revolutionary Internet progress in the eyes of the technical staff, means that Apple can off-shelf any application does not comply with its provisions, taste at any time.