Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 02:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Right now, the mobile wars have just two major combatants: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Nokia could yet make Windows Phone a serious third player, but there are also a few more minor actors with the potential to disrupt the market. Jolla is the most mysterious of those players, which also include Firefox OS and Open WebOS. Jolla (a Finnish word for a small sailing boat) arose from the ashes of Nokia and Intel's MeeGo project, canned in favour of Microsoft's mobile OS. The Linux-based OS has not been shown off yet, but Jolla has already scored a deal with China's top phone distributor, DPhone. The first Jolla device is due later this year, so to find out more I spoke with the company's chief executive, ex-Nokian Jussi Hurmola." Please let Jolla succeed. Pretty please with sugar on top. The industry needs this. Please.
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RE[3]: HTML5
by dsmogor on Wed 26th Sep 2012 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HTML5"
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I really don't see why the whole classes of native apps couldn't be coded in html5. Lot's of them are simple wrappers for web services.
What HTML needs to replace them is standardized way to access native phone specific services like:
- Scheduled background jobs
- Notification
- Secure, phone sealed storage
- Keyboard dictionary access (and hooks to various input methods)
- Native authentication
- Payment
- Accessibility
It also needs a way to deliver 60 fps animated touch gui. Something like qtquick or XAML. As fat as I know I'd doesn't deliver here but given these are declarative solutions performance is not an issue here.

On the other hand there are areas where HTML is not suitable. But still its potentially a (superior ) solution for 90% of current style smartphone apps. And it doesn't mean having exactly the same code on all devices, JS devs are masters in handling system variances.

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