Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2012 16:50 UTC, submitted by martini
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "As April draws to a close we are pleased to share more code for Open webOS. This month's scheduled release includes support for Node.js as well as updates to Enyo and Ares. In addition, we are pleased to announce early delivery of the System Manager Bus (which was originally scheduled for July) and a release of three policy components based on our Platform Portability Layer. We're happy to be ahead of schedule in getting this component of the Open webOS platform into your hands." Can't wait for the day I can run an up-to-date WebOS version on my SII.
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RE[6]: So...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 19th May 2012 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: So..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14


So the people in Mozilla claiming otherwise are dumb?

I don't think they are claiming this. As it would be stupid. How else are operating systems and browsers already written going to support api's that are only now being written? And yes, I don't think anyone is going to implement their apis as everyone has their own version of doing the same thing.


The huge success of apps should give you clue about why making a webpage into an app is a good idea.


Do you remember the start of the app? Steve Jobs said himself, you write the apps in HTML 5 for the iphone. Then apparently he saw the light and introduced the app store with the iphone 3G. People want native.

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RE[7]: So...
by Fergy on Sat 19th May 2012 19:20 in reply to "RE[6]: So..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Steve Jobs said himself, you write the apps in HTML 5 for the iphone. Then apparently he saw the light and introduced the app store with the iphone 3G. People want native.

I don't think Steve Jobs had the best interests of users in mind$$$. I also don't think that people will know the difference between apps and webapps. How would they know?

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RE[8]: So...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 19th May 2012 21:48 in reply to "RE[7]: So..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah sort of a good point, in theory. In reality, webapps just don't "belong" on devices. No one has made a webapp that appears to be as well designed for the system as a native app. Mozilla's prism was pretty much proof that they are not the same thing. They tried integrating web apps and making them appear to be normal apps, but it wasn't worth the bother. Bookmarks work just as well.

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