Creating Android/iPhone apps through the use of JSON
I was hesitating to post this out of fear of making a fool of myself, but here it goes:
I understand that Vanilla's output can be formatted as JSON rather than HTML. The thought crossed my mind that there may be a smart-phone appdev tool out there that is able to create apps that communicate with the backend server via JSON (I'm sure such a tool can parse HTML as well, but JSON looks so much nicer for that purpose).
While I managed to customize my internal forum to work on mobile browsers, the experience is not the same. I know there is a long controversy whether the future/best mobile interaction should be through HTML(5/6/infinity and beyond) or custom apps. Leaving that discussion aside, I'm interested to hear your insights as to the existence of such appdev tools and whether my notion of using Vanilla JSON for this is reasonable.
P.S. Here is this discussion in JSON: https://vanillaforums.org/discussion.json/31847