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GrubHub co-founder on native vs. HTML5 and why “forcing a channel is a mistake”

Apr 30, 2012

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“There is something disruptive about the process,” he said, adding that Uber is also funded by Benchmark. “It’s where discovery and fulfillment was broke, and they fixed it. I get interested in the culture and development of new ideas.”

Regarding app darling Instagram, Evans says the company’s lightning in a bottle success and 10-figure exit was not just the result of its technology or presence in a frothy sector.

“[Instagram’s success] is not about whether it was HTML5 or native,” he said. “Not every app is worth a billion dollars. They had a deep commitment to user experience with a product that really works well.”

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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