With the release of Firefox 52 the other day, Mozilla has released the first browser with WebAssembly support. This is a huge development in the web development community. While there is of course the influence in web development, there will likely be indirect effects in native app development as well.
What is WebAssembly?
What is going to happen now?
WebAssembly demo video
With the release of WebAssembly, web development may slightly shift in a different direction. While it may still be a little ways off, if there becomes an infrastructure that is able to give unlimited internet access with a reliable signal to pretty much anywhere one would go in their daily life, then there may come a day when most applications can be created through web assembly without the worry of creating them specifically for a specific OS
or with a certain language.