Nazmus Shakib Khandaker, on 20 September 2012 - 14:24, said:
Personally, however, I see web apps as being the future. Nothing really can beat the open web in a Utopian society, can it. But we are not there yet. Web apps need to mature more before it can take on Native apps. But let's give credit where it's due. Internet Explorer team has really pushed it by allowing web apps to tap into hardware, such as GPU, to make the experience "fast and fluid". No browsers have done this before IE9, and since then, we are seeing a move to make web apps as good as native app, so in the future, compatibility and platform shouldn't matter.
This is why Microsoft is no longer prioritizing on its propitiatory development language or making its software exclusive to only its platform. Microsoft sees that in the near future, the platform you are on won't matter in terms of compatibility with apps. That's why Microsoft's apps are now more and more cross platform. Microsoft now is rather pushing it's services and user experience. Pretty soon, unlike in the early 2000s, people won't choose a platform based on compatibility, but they will choose a platform based on the ecosystem and user experience.
There you go, that's my two cents.
Obviously they can make them run natively on Windows and most will but just another opportunity to make apps more cross platform. More info can be found here https://developers.g.../native-client/
On the pinning you can pin websites but I just mean basically instead of opening it like a Metro Chrome Window open it in a full screen frameless window and also have a proper metro style icon possibly with live tile animation to go with that. I wouldn't imagine that would be too hard to do.