Facebook looking to circumvent Apple's App Store with HTML5 platform

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  • Reply 41 of 133
    guch20guch20 Posts: 173member
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    Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post


    Ha! Over 6.5 billion people on earth and well below 1 billion use it. So yeah, most don't.



    Half a billion is nothing to sneeze at.
  • Reply 42 of 133
    jacksonsjacksons Posts: 244member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post


    Ha! Over 6.5 billion people on earth and well below 1 billion use it. So yeah, most don't.



    ha ! good one - sheesh...
  • Reply 43 of 133
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post


    Ha! Over 6.5 billion people on earth and well below 1 billion use it. So yeah, most don't.



    It's like you admitted that you don't have social life. Typical geeky-wanna-be.
  • Reply 44 of 133
    jacksonsjacksons Posts: 244member
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    Originally Posted by radster360 View Post


    Like I explained earlier why Facebook would want to go this path of using HTML5. But, just because FB is going one way (or bringing in 80 or so developer to same path as story mentioned), you are not going to find all the developers jumping on this FB wagon. Can't say enough - For Apple, this is a moot point!



    last week it was ft. this week it is fb. it's moot for now... but i am sure someone in Cupertino is paying attention.
  • Reply 45 of 133
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,212member
    Seeing less of Facebook. It's a good thing.
  • Reply 46 of 133
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,254member
    Hah! This from a company that can?t even develop a native iPad App?



    Who would trust a service this infamous for bilging basic personal information onto search engines and newspapers with something as sensitive as their credit card details?



    Enjoy playing farmville while the hackers are mining your bank account.
  • Reply 47 of 133
    guch20guch20 Posts: 173member
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    Originally Posted by Jacksons View Post


    last week it was ft. this week it is fb. it's moot for now... but i am sure someone in Cupertino is paying attention.



    Agreed. If nothing else, this is likely to give a few developers ideas on how to work around Apple's policies for getting content on iOS devices, which isn't likely to sit well with Stevie-J and Co.
  • Reply 48 of 133
    Meh! Apple can offset this by switching its car insurance to Geico.



  • Reply 49 of 133
    guch20guch20 Posts: 173member
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    Originally Posted by Dunks View Post


    Hah! This from a company that can?t even develop a native iPad App?



    Who would trust a service this infamous for bilging basic personal information onto search engines and newspapers with something as sensitive as their credit card details?



    Enjoy playing farmville while the hackers are mining your bank account.



    It would seem a lot of people trust Facebook with credit card details, as their website has made Zynga the richest game developer in the world, beyond long-time developers of traditional games like EA and Activision.
  • Reply 50 of 133
    guch20guch20 Posts: 173member
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    Originally Posted by lightstriker View Post


    Meh! Apple can offset this by switching its car insurance to Geico.







    Winner.



    /thread
  • Reply 51 of 133
    jacksonsjacksons Posts: 244member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dunks View Post


    Hah! This from a company that can?t even develop a native iPad App?



    Who would trust a service this infamous for bilging basic personal information onto search engines and newspapers with something as sensitive as their credit card details?



    Enjoy playing farmville while the hackers are mining your bank account.



    it's ok. i will be playing on an Apple device. And we all know nothing bad could ever happen on an iDevice.
  • Reply 52 of 133
    freerangefreerange Posts: 1,597member
    Facebook sucks - its populated by a large percentage of lonely housewives talking about their kids soccer games. Facebook is trying to subvert the internet and have everything on the net tied to them and going through them. Please fail, quickly and painfully. It's such a load of worthless crap. Pick up the phone and call your mother for god's sake.
  • Reply 53 of 133
    jnjnjnjnjnjn Posts: 588member
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    Originally Posted by guch20 View Post


    One quick thing: What sets Apple's mobile products apart for many people is the vibrant and varied App Store. If those apps are all available as web apps instead of native apps and are available to Android/Windows/HP/Blackberry users, what's going to keep anyone besides diehards buying Apple products? Sure they make great stuff and have a great ecosystem, but if the apps are available everywhere, there's nothing really setting them apart, so hardware sales will suffer.



    HTML5 apps need to break out of the browser wrapper to be on equal ground with native apps.

    It also needs platform specific tie-ins to be able to connect to specific services like push notification, (iCloud) syncing and all other API's that abstract the hardware.

    Eventually - if this is realized - developers could have a choice in development tools and this would be a plus. (You have to realize though, that this wouldn't mean that you can write your code and run it everywhere.)

    But one very crucial difference - especially for low power mobile devices - remains: 'HTML5 coding' is done with JavaScript and that's an interpreted language and an order of magnitude slower than C and Objective C used to code native apps.



    J
  • Reply 54 of 133
    commun5commun5 Posts: 36member
    Who would ever partner with Mark Zuckerberg? He is proud of being the jerk that he is.
  • Reply 55 of 133
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 56 of 133
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,254member
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    Originally Posted by guch20 View Post


    It would seem a lot of people trust Facebook with credit card details, as their website has made Zynga the richest game developer in the world, beyond long-time developers of traditional games like EA and Activision.



    Zynga don't make "games" so much as they manufacture environments where people make micro-transactions in order to "do stuff". They basically appropriated the same business model used by slot machines. Cigarette manufacturers also have a successful business model. Does their economic success absolve them of their social responsibilities?
  • Reply 57 of 133
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    Bothers me not. Sick of all the juvenile dos within that FB ecosystem. Twitter works much better for moi.



    Yoda, his English teacher was.
  • Reply 58 of 133
    guch20guch20 Posts: 173member
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    Originally Posted by Dunks View Post


    Zynga don't make "games" so much as they manufacture environments where people make micro-transactions in order to "do stuff". They basically appropriated the same business model used by slot machines. Cigarette manufacturers also have a successful business model. Does their economic success absolve them of their social responsibilities?



    Apparently it does, since they're allowed to peddle their wares despite the effects, just as a website with questionable privacy policies is allowed to gather people's credit card info.



    And no matter what sub-label you want to put on Zynga, they are a game developer. Even if it's on the same level as slot machines, it's still a game; people are still willing to pay for it; and they're still making money hand-over-fist.
  • Reply 59 of 133
    bsgincbsginc Posts: 78member
    Yeah. I can see it working. Why, doesn't everyone want to open their smart phone up to all manner if bots and other malware via the Facebook model?
  • Reply 60 of 133
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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