Lessons From Five Years in Mobile News Apps: #1 Don’t have a news app.
Priya Ganapati

Very interesting to hear an insider talking about this issues. Thank you for sharing this with us.
I’ve dedicated my last five years building a solution addressing number of these concerns. I think the truth is somewhere between. I believe big publishers should definitely build their own apps in house and control the experience end to end because they can afford it and they should not compromise. But there is a huge area between really small one man band and big publishers that can use tools to create, manage and update their apps in an easy way. We at Shoutem are especially good in addressing issues listed in “Native apps are difficult to build and maintain” section since we offer full blown CMS and designer that can update app in the real time.
Hope that it is helpful to hear a comment from this view point.