Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

HTML5 Poses Threat to Flash and the App Store

pbahra (1889666) writes | about 3 years ago

1

pbahra writes "Few outside the techie world were aware of HTML5 before April 2010 when Apple CEO Steve Jobs declared iPhones and iPads would never support Adobe Flash. Instead, he said, Apple would implement other technologies for video and games, based around HTML5. It was either strange or ironic when, a little over a year later, the Financial Times announced it had developed an app using HTML5 which would allow it to bypass payments to Apple for its use on the iPad or iPhone. That led to HTML5 being discussed as a technology that could kill Apple’s highly profitable App Store. The problem is HTML5 is not scheduled for official approval by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) until 2014. Developers, meanwhile, want to run the latest technology now. So they will either use proprietary plug-ins such as Flash or protocols that could become standards. So where does that leave the would-be app developer now? Paul Fifield CEO of iPad publishers Ceros, believes: “If you’re not looking to monetize your app then, absolutely, you should go for HTML5. If you’re looking to monetize it. then native coding for the App Store is still the way to go.”"
Link to Original Source

cancel ×

1 comment

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

First they came for disinterested (1)

Kupfernigk (1190345) | about 3 years ago | (#36909322)

First they came for disinterested, and I did not care because I was a disinterested observer of vernacular language
Then they came for lose, and I was mildly annoyed because setting loose is not the same as losing
Then they came for brakes, and I was a bit more annoyed because when a car breaks, it's broken
Then they came for I couldn't care less, and I cared, because "I could care less" means something very different
Then they came for monetize, and I was pissed off because a useful term in economics was rendered meaningless because people thought it made them look clever to use "monetize" when they meant "make money from".

Yes, I know I'm a language Nazi. But how do you describe, in one word, an agreement to use cowrie shells, or bitcoin, or an in-world currency as a real medium of exchange? Because that's what "monetize" means, and because of the advent of things like micropayments and bitcoin, it is actually useful.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>