Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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RE[5]: Ironic
by daveak on Sun 30th May 2010 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ironic"
daveak
Member since:
2008-12-29


First of all, AFAIK Windows Phone 7 does not have licensing terms that prohibit you from developing and distributing whatever you want for the phone. The development tools admittedly all come from MS, but there is legally no reason you can't install whatever the hell you want on there.


So long as I want to write it in .NET, or Microsoft deem me worthy to join their select group that are allowed to use native code. This takes away the possibility of having a standard backend across iDevice/Android/WP7 without having to ask permission.

This then leads us onto, what other browsers will MS allow? Will Mozilla and Opera be allowed access to native code? What about a random development house who think they can write their own better browser?

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RE[6]: Ironic
by Moochman on Sun 30th May 2010 14:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Ironic"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

So long as I want to write it in .NET, or Microsoft deem me worthy to join their select group that are allowed to use native code. This takes away the possibility of having a standard backend across iDevice/Android/WP7 without having to ask permission.

This then leads us onto, what other browsers will MS allow? Will Mozilla and Opera be allowed access to native code? What about a random development house who think they can write their own better browser?


I admit that I don't know the answer. However at the very least Adobe has announced that they are working with MS to bring Flash to WP7, thus giving you at least one cross-platform solution.

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RE[6]: Ironic
by moondevil on Sun 30th May 2010 20:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Ironic"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

What is the problem in writing applications in .Net?

If you want to target the Blackberry phones, or tons of feature rich mobiles, you have to use Java instead.

Native code == insecure applications, I for sure don't want to be running an antivirus on my mobile.

And besides, no one is preventing you to write a browser in .Net, if you feel like to.

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RE[7]: Ironic
by Moochman on Mon 31st May 2010 18:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Ironic"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

What is the problem in writing applications in .Net?


He said it right in the comment. It (at least according to the theory) limits your ability to write cross-platform code. Thought it may not be such a big barrier after all thanks to Mono and Microsoft's plans to bring Silverlight to a few other platforms.

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