Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The man, the legend: a main developer of the BeOS. Did the App Server, Interface Kit, Application Kit. These days, Benoit Schillings does something else entirely: he's currently the chief technology officer at Myriad, where he and his team is working on Alien Dalvik. Now that I know he's the one leading this team, I know for sure we've got something special here.
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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by Nelson on Sun 20th Feb 2011 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
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It doesn't have to be shoehorning. I use old Windows, Amiga and other games all the time on my T61p with Fedora, they appear as icons in the game menu and when clicked start fullscreen, fully configured for my hardware, including gamepad. Somebody without technical knowledge would not know it isn't native.

When implemented this way you have the second largest library of applications in the world right from the start.

They maintain the Android look and feel, and throwing users who are accustomed to one experience, into another one, for the sake of application compatibility to me, is a waste. People don't want a half assed implementation I don't think, people want home grown applications optimized for the host platform.

The size of an application store does not matter as much as the quality of the most commonly used applications. 100,000 task managers don't mean a thing to the end user.

This is why a lot of these open platforms don't get anywhere. The opennes is overemphasized to the point where you sacrifice cohesion in the platform. There is a real balance that needs to be struct, and until people stop pretending that because you can do whatever you want with something, that you should, then things wont change.

Stop looking at things as numbers, or checkmarks in a feature list, and start looking at them as genuine, compelling end user experiences.

I'd much rather an application that performs and feels like it belongs on my phone, versus something that someone threw together. In fact, if we're going to draw comparisons, this is akin to Palm using iTunes for its webOS devices. Sure, they could do it, but its a cop out and unprofessional.

Edited 2011-02-20 09:28 UTC

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