Linked by snydeq on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 15:10 UTC
General Development A small company called AppMobi is enabling developers to create HTML5 apps that tap into native hardware and OS capabilities of mobile devices, such as gravity sensing, accelerometer, GPS, camera, sound and vibration, and the file system, InfoWorld reports. 'Its MobiUs browser for iOS implements HTML5's DirectCanvas API for gaming, as well as the HTML5 local storage API for saving executables and data in the browser cache so that apps can run offline. But what makes MobiUs more than just yet another browser is the set of libraries AppMobi provides app developers to access native hardware and enable push messaging from Web apps.'
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RE[2]: Security risks?
by jack_perry on Fri 4th Nov 2011 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Security risks?"
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No, these webapps get installed locally. They have as much access to the rest of the system as any other app (which obviously depends on what you allow it to do).

I don't see how your explanation justifies the negative answer. Isn't the fact that they are installed locally, and have "access to the filesystem" (using the description above) precisely a worse security risk?

(I also don't see why I was modded down for asking a sincere question. I know that wasn't you, Lennie; I'm just saying.)

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