WebAssembly is an intriguing development that has been under wraps until it was recently brought into the open by key players Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla, which together own the largest share of web browsers, and announced WebAssembly once they had reached a critical point of consensus. Continuing efforts on WebAssembly will be through the W3C.
WebAssembly is therefore welcome and will provide a good alternative to native development on mobile. If Apple joins the project, it will make WebAssembly a sure bet for the future of web development, and therefore one to watch.
Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst, Ovum Infrastructure Solutions Group