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Jeremy Allaire has called for an end to the religious wars engulfing devices that was originally sparked off in 2010, when Apple co-founder and chief executive Steve Jobs launched an attack on Flash.Allaire also called Facebook’s recent decision to kill the HTML5 version of its iOS web app in favour of a native app written in Objective-C “shameful”.“Mark Zuckerberg was dead wrong, and it was shameful for him to throw HTML5 under the bus because Facebook had an outdated and poorly written hybrid app," Allaire said in an email to journalists.Facebook has become an important app for platform providers to land. Like Twitter, it’s an app that device-makers like Apple - and now Microsoft - feel they must have running on their software, as they risk commercial death if consumers are not able to Facebook or tweet from their kit.While it was Jobs’ Thoughts on Flash letter that sparked the religious war, it is ironic that Facebook should dump HTML5, which Jobs had promoted as the bright-and-shining future.In his 2010 letter, Jobs lambasted Flash on security and performance, for lacking touch and for not being "open".As with any revolution, however, the HTML5 crusade has begun to devour itself. Jobs's hype almost ensured HTML5 was becoming unhinged from the reality of what it could achieve. Meanwhile, Facebook's ditching of HTML5 for Object-C cemented it into Apple’s walled garden to the detriment of the open mobile web.