I ran across this quote from Oliver Reichenstein, and it embodies my thinking completely, though I’ve never been able to put it into such words.
We should use original tools to create iPad apps, not because Steve Jobs said so, but because these tools create products with flesh and bone, that is: an understanding of both the purpose, the potential and the limits of the iPad technology.
I’ve never been a fan of cross-platform frameworks, even though I’ve been involved in four to speak of to date (not always by choice). I like to think I’m pretty good at it at this point, but even the best of us ends up with mediocre platform support or performance because you’re trying to wedge your idea of the universe onto another. And we know from watching Fringe what happens when two universes meet.