When embarking on a mobile application project you are faced with the decision of whether to build a native application for a specific device or a web applications. This session will discuss the capabilities of both native apps and web apps and how to decide which one is right for your organization. This includes coverages of technologies and libraries like jqtouch, senchatouch and jquery mobile which make building cross device mobile web apps easier to build. Experience Level: Beginner - Assumes no prior knowledge of topic. Prerequisite Knowledge: Audience should have a basic understanding of the mobile platforms and web technologies Skills/Knowledge Gained: The audience will gain a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of creating native mobile applications vs mobile web applications. Attendees will learn different abilities of each approach and how to decide which is best for their organizations app.