In many ways, the iPad is the perfect web device. It’s a lean-back experience optimized around consuming content. With HTML5 (which mobile Safari does better than just about anything else), the kind of experience you can create on these devices is just really spectacular. You only need to use the NPR demo we wrote earlier this year for a few minutes to realize this is obviously the future of software.
For this reason I decided about a month ago to leave Apple and form a new company centered around helping companies bring great native-style app experiences to mobile devices. The center of this company, of course, is SproutCore. Monday was my last day at Apple.