Bruce Lawson: web platform needs payments and DRM

The web platform needs payment and DRM to compete with native apps, according to Opera evangelist and open web advocate, Bruce Lawson.

Writing on his blog, Lawson noted how open standards have rapidly evolved. Whereas once you’d have needed a native app to access your device’s GPS information, this can now be done using the W3C Geolocation API. However, he nonetheless argued the web must do more to fully close the gap with native apps in terms of capabilities.

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