• Varun VachharVarun Vachhar, over 9 years ago

    Considering you can build JS apps which perform on par with native I'm going to guess this will work just fine.

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    • Jake Lazaroff, over 9 years ago

      Not quite. If an app is not computationally expensive (for example, rendering a list of tweets or displaying chat messages as they come in) then it may be that computers are fast enough that there is no discernible difference between native code and interpreted code. However, if you step outside that realm (for example, rendering a 3D scene with ray tracing, bump maps, subsurface scattering, etc) then you will be able to coax much better performance out of native code.

      TL;DR even if from a user's perspective Hello World in JS performs just as well as in C, Call of Duty will not.

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      • Varun VachharVarun Vachhar, over 9 years ago

        Yes, I totally agree with that. But, even WebGL and Canavas work quite nicely on mobile. Surely an Apple product will be better optimized than those technologies.

        Not to mention their new Metal API provides access to lower APIs.

        Maybe I'm just too optimistic :)

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