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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Safari anyone?
by invent00r on Fri 29th Jan 2010 11:51 UTC
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Hold on Kroc. What about Safari? If Apple does intent to pursue a slightly better web for us, by helping us unleash Flash, why wouldn't they also block in on Safari?
Maybe you'll say they would lose market share. But if HTML5 was indeed ready I could see other browsers also following the trend.

So I naturally see this Flash approach with some confusion. They might be doing to protect their product and Apple Store, to make sure the iPhone/iPad don't halt due to an inefficient Flash app (I know they all are), or to do build a slightly better web for everyone?

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