'FT' To Finalize Move: Executable-App To Web-App Publishing
The news publisher is preparing to kill off its iPad and iPhone app. It launched an HTML5 web app and pulled its iOS app off iTunes Store in mid-2011 but left the iOS version usable by subscribers with it already installed. Now, however, the Financial Times will render the iOS app unusable by its remaining users over the next month, as it completes its HTML5 migration. The publisher recently acquired Assanka, the development house which coded its HTML5 web app, and this week announced it had been rebranded “FT Labs”.