Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:29 UTC
Web 2.0 Wolfire writes: "Today, Apple announced the new iPad and humbly claimed that there will be a "gold rush" of native apps for the App Store. Sure, but what I find more interesting is that Apple also ironically created the most promising open web app platform, which may eventually undermine the App Store itself. [...] The iPad is the first mainstream device which combines all of the following factors: reasonably powerful hardware, a (potentially) huge user base, a mature WebKit implementation, and constant 3G internet capabilities. All the dominoes are in place, and I think that the iPad will knock the first one down."
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RE: Dont forget Java too.
by Kroc on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:10 UTC in reply to "Dont forget Java too."
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Surprisingly, if you don’t develop with Java, and instead use JavaScript and the other stuff, then it works on many web browsers on many platforms and not just on the iPad.

Getting rid of Flash and Java for client-side regular-joe use is the best thing Apple can do for the web, ever.

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RE[2]: Dont forget Java too.
by siimo on Thu 28th Jan 2010 19:01 in reply to "RE: Dont forget Java too."
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

I think he was referring to desktop Java applications Kroc.

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RE[3]: Dont forget Java too.
by Kroc on Thu 28th Jan 2010 19:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Dont forget Java too."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Adobe are making Flash Pro CS5 compile Flash into a native (but essentially ugly) application to be force fed through the approval process. Could Java do the same?

Apple’s gateway policy is a different kettle of fish to discuss. A kettle that doesn’t exist in the web browser (if you excuse no-plugins).

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