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Sure you can remove Flash from places in favor of HTML5 but you can't do absolutely everything as well. For instance in the argument for Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 whole interface is basically Silverlight, the same as the browser plug in. If HTML5 was as good, then why isn't the whole iPhone interface just made in HTML?
That's it's cheaper to let other people argue it out possibly. Is multi touch in this list cos where does microsoft and apple sit with it being in the surface? They both came out at similar times so from a pure r&d view you wouldn't have thought either had time to copy the other one. Or is the law so screwed up that ms has a patent for pcs and apple smartphones?
Write a skin for apps to be used with a tablet or write the entire program again to work on a cut down version of an OS. Which do you think is harder and takes more time? Equally browse the net restricted to HTML that is written for a mouse or have Silverlight and Flash written for touch and mouse. An interface is just a thin bit of an app that's easily changed, a back end is a lot harder. Why split into multiple OS's when you can keep it all the same and reuse you code....
If Microsoft turned round one day and said there changing the licensing terms for developing Windows and said anyone developing software for Windows must sell it through their online store and that they can remove any piece of software from any copy of Windows for whatever reason they want. Do you think that would be ok? Basically everyone developing software for Windows would have to agree to it, somewhere along the lines you will have agreed a license with Microsoft so...
Under your opinion then, should Microsoft be able to get out of its multi-million pound fines by changing there mind on applications that run on windows and say they have to first be approved and then not approve any that they feel could degrade the Windows user experience?I get that the iPhone is classified as a phone, not a computer and therefore doesn't have to follow the same rules. But the iPAD is going to sit next to other tablets and be viewed as equivalents, yet...
Doesn't that cover basically every app on the app store? After all we keep hearing how html5 is just as good as flash and silverlight and every app could be built in them, so ate they getting rid of every app. On a different note, good sign for anyone buying apps. Bad sign for people making them this is the opposite of a free Market with fair competition.
Good article, but kinda assumes that everyone that wanted Mac OS X on the iPAD, want's it exactly as it is rather than an iPAD version, which I think is kinda obvious that they do. Wouldn't need to be huge changes just enough to make OS suit a touch screen device. Using the argument of current programs might not be that great to determine you need to move to a much scaled down OS that is highly restrictive and makes the device more comparable to a Nintendo DS rather...
Check your facts. Flash can be written in a text editor and can be compiled into a flash movie with a free command line app. Adobes developers tools are also not the only ones available, there are plenty of others even open source ones. Adobes flash player is patented and the only way to view flash content, but it is also an official standard.
As this article mentions flash apps being made for mice and keyboards. Isn't it also worth noting that unlike HTML5 Silverlight actually supports multi touch. So for multi touch devices thats kinda of a big thing to be lacking in a web experiance. Not only that but HTML5 doesn't actually have any support for touch. All Safari on an iPhone seems to do is convert a touch to a click, there's no actual real distinction. Whereas if you were running a Silverlight app on a PC...
I understand why people don't like flash but the idea that by not having it, supports open standards is wrong. Developers arnt creating html5 apps instead, they create a closed iPhone app that can only be used on a product from apple. I like the idea of html5 being a replacement but it just isn't. Take a look at bing maps and then bing maps in silverlight. Or have a look at web controls availiable for HTML and their silverlight counterpart. Despite the fact in both...
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