Michael Mahemoff on HTML5 vs native:
It would be nice to declare a winner here, but right now, there is no clear winner. Some apps are best suited for native and some are best suited for the web.
I don’t think Mahemoff read his own article before writing the conclusion. Native won most of the categories: Feature Richness, Performance, Developer Experience, Look-And-Feel, Discoverability and Monetization. Of course HTML5 is catching up but it’s not an even yet, native is still better to build great apps.
One last think, in my opinion PhoneGap is a huge workaround and should never be used.