Interesting article over at Ars says that we will be stuck with web-based apps for a while, and that the decision is baffling to lower-level Apple employees. A small bit of light at the end of the tunnel is the possible addition of Safari extensions that allow offline storage of web "apps" and their files. Aside from the obvious run speed issues with running Safari apps, this could go a long ways toward making web apps more useful, but it is still totally lame. http://arstechnica.com/journals/app...l-remain-web-based-for-the-foreseeable-future What do you all think- is the ability to store web apps offline enough of a feature to dump your thirst for native apps? Myself, I'd consider it a lot more than what they've done with 1.1.1, especially if apps can run when Safari is not in focus. For example, Meebo (and others) is a lot better than MobileChat as far as user interface goes- the only bad part is that it has to reload every time I change focus or reconnect to the network.