Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 12th Jun 2007 01:16 UTC
Apple When Steve Jobs mentioned a few weeks ago that there will be "some sort of app development" for the iPhone, everyone assumed he meant widgets. Widgets are less powerful than native applications, and depending on the underlying OS hooks offered, they can be even less powerful than J2ME apps. But when Jobs came out today to outright sell us Web 2.0 and said that "no SDK required", I felt cheated.
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RE: Powerful.
by Eugenia on Tue 12th Jun 2007 06:42 UTC in reply to "Powerful."
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

>You can do some AMAZING things with Ajax and other technologies out there.

When a Skype AJAX-based implementation comes along that implements the whole protocol and also reads from your iPhone address book, call me with it. My Skype number: eugenia_loli

Edited 2007-06-12 06:43

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RE[2]: Powerful.
by Finchwizard on Tue 12th Jun 2007 07:14 in reply to "RE: Powerful."
Finchwizard Member since:
2006-02-01

Sniff Sniff*

We'll see.

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RE[2]: Powerful.
by Luminair on Tue 12th Jun 2007 09:55 in reply to "RE: Powerful."
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

The telecom industry cares very much about your VOIP needs. They care about suppressing them. The carriers are like the mafia. The carriers would rather break your legs than allow existing customers to know how much they are getting ripped off. The carriers will do anything in their power to keep anyone from devaluing their services.

Apple and smart users are too weak to break the status quo. The big handheld providers could do it but that would risk breaking what already works for them, and that is bad business. The smart users combined with open source initiatives might be able to do the deed as good hardware becomes cheaper.

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RE[3]: Powerful.
by dagw on Tue 12th Jun 2007 10:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Powerful."
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

The telecom industry cares very much about your VOIP needs. They care about suppressing them.

What makes the carriers in the US so different from the ones in Europe? Here VoIP on your mobile is available, functional and no carrier has ever done anything to actively try to stop it. They'll just charge you for the bandwidth and be happy.

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