Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:29 UTC
Web 2.0 Wolfire writes: "Today, Apple announced the new iPad and humbly claimed that there will be a "gold rush" of native apps for the App Store. Sure, but what I find more interesting is that Apple also ironically created the most promising open web app platform, which may eventually undermine the App Store itself. [...] The iPad is the first mainstream device which combines all of the following factors: reasonably powerful hardware, a (potentially) huge user base, a mature WebKit implementation, and constant 3G internet capabilities. All the dominoes are in place, and I think that the iPad will knock the first one down."
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RE[3]: Dont forget Java too.
by Kroc on Thu 28th Jan 2010 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dont forget Java too."
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Adobe are making Flash Pro CS5 compile Flash into a native (but essentially ugly) application to be force fed through the approval process. Could Java do the same?

Apple’s gateway policy is a different kettle of fish to discuss. A kettle that doesn’t exist in the web browser (if you excuse no-plugins).

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