iOS 5 Speeds Up Home Screen Web Apps

Some iOS developers have confirmed that iOS 5, Apple’s major upcoming iDevice firmware update, reportedly solves some performance issues with Home Screen web apps.

The confirmation reveals that, used for web apps running outside of Safari, has the same “dynamic-codesigning” privilege as Safari and can further use the Nitro JavaScript engine.

However, regular apps that require a web view apparently do not benefit from the performance boost.

The performance issues started amid complaints from developers creating HTML5 apps and others that wanted their web links reached from outside Safari.