Flick Harrison: Moving from the open space of the web to the walled garden of the app store is a step backwards. The naive user will feel (falsely) comforted by the gatekeeper's security, but certain functionality and interweaving of cultural content will disappear.
For instance, the Facebook app is not in the same universe as the facebook website.
Zooming is eliminated. As is, inexplicably, landscape mode. Browser functions like right-clicking for a contextual menu are eliminated, replaced with minimal "copy / define" options.
Links opened in the app take us elsewhere in the facebook app, framing them as subservices, and possibly introducing another gatekeeper.
Worst of all: No adblock in the Appiverse.