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Open Development framework, please!
by midoriconcept on Wed 5th Sep 2007 21:12 UTC
midoriconcept
Member since:
2006-12-01

The iPod touch is cool, kind of expensive... but essentialy an iPhone with no phone.
Without an open dev platform is sort of very limited gadget.
WiFi is not everywhere, so what are we supposed to do with Ajax/javascript only apps?

With an open platform it could have been THE killer device.
A sort of Newton (sigh).
But for now is just a cool, stylish gadget...

I know, the modding community..
Ok. this is not the way it should be. Modding is fun, but can you imagine having the possibility to develop easily ANY application for a device that actually have good cpu, a unix like OS, touch screen, without having to invent any kind of workaround ?

So sad, I will keep using my functional, sad, boring iPaq.

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tryphcycle Member since:
2006-02-16

"The iPod touch is cool, kind of expensive..."

yea.... what ever!

"Open Development framework, please!"
&
"With an open platform it could have been THE killer device.
A sort of Newton (sigh).
But for now is just a cool, stylish gadget... "
&
"but can you imagine having the possibility to develop easily ANY application for a device that actually have good cpu, a unix like OS, touch screen, without having to invent any kind of workaround ? "

>>>>calm you jets mr Dev Dude! apple does thing a bit differently! openness for the sake of openness is sort-a like a vacuum! apple is bringing somthing to the PDA-Cell phone market that NO ONE before them could, or did! give them some time!

"So sad, I will keep using my functional, sad, boring iPaq."

>>>>>> like i said, openness for the sake of openness! i believe the "closed iPhone's market share blew past the MS power Open iPaq in like 30seconds after release.... (pardon the slight exaggeration!!!) so much for your so called "Open Development framework"


Children.... this is apples ball game now... please... have a seat... and enjoy your pop corn and colas!!!!

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