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Multiple Mobiles Multiple Mobiles How do we provide apps for all of them? Mobile devices are increasingly important as a platform for customers and employees to use software services. Lots of people are busy building mobile applications, but also lots of vendors are busy building mobile devices. This range of mobile devices presents a challenge - how do you support lots of mobile devices?
“Native vs Web” Is Total Bullshit The web is dead. HTML5 is the be-all end-all of the future. Users are spending more time on apps and less time on the web. You can do anything on the web that you can in a native app. Yawn. “Native vs Web” Is Total Bullshit
App Nightmare from xkcd
Débat : Web Apps VS Natif Lundi 5 septembre 2011 se tenait la Update Conf 2011 à Brighton, nous y étions ! Nous avons notamment assisté à une table ronde (« geek ninja battle » pour les jeunes) sur le thème « Web Apps VS natif » qui réunissait : Matt Gemmel (Développeur iOS, auteur du fameux client Twitter) Jeremy Keith (Web developer) Seb Lee-Delisle (consultant) Martin Beeby (évangéliste Microsoft) Kevin Whinnery (évangéliste Titanium) Débat mené par Aral Balkan organisateur de la Updateconf Débat : Web Apps VS Natif
O'Reilly Webcast: 9 Myths About Building iPhone/iPad Apps
Why Publishers Don't Like Apps By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, only four months after Steve Jobs first announced his “magical and revolutionary” new machines, traditional publishers were gripped by a collective delusion. They had convinced themselves that tablet computers and smart phones would allow them to unwind their unhappy histories with the Internet. For publishers whose businesses had evolved during the long day of print newspapers and magazines, the expansion of the Internet was terribly disorienting. The Web taught readers that they might read stories whenever they liked without charge, and it offered companies more efficient ways to advertise; both parties spent less. Things Reviewed:Technology Review iPad app version 2.0 The Daily iPad-only newspaper Financial Times html5 website www.ft.com Smart phones and tablets seemed to promise a return to simpler days. Why Publishers Don't Like Apps
Is the mobile app-pocalypse coming? Is the mobile app-pocalypse coming? Before too long, your mobile web browser may surpass what apps can offer, thanks to HTML5. HTML5 will improve the user interface and video quality on mobile phones That computer language may rival apps on smartphones, author says The last major version of HTML was released in 1997, before smartphones (CNN) -- Right now, mobile apps are hot -- and for the next few years they're likely to remain a popular part of the mobile ecosystem.
BBC blocks open source software from iPlayer video service The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service. This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software. Adobe has publicly documented the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) that is used by Flash for streaming video, but the company has fiercely guarded RTMP content protection measures, making it impossible to create a fully compatible open source RTMP client. SWF Verification is one such security measure. An RTMP streaming video server that has SWF Verification enabled will terminate connections from clients that fail to supply an authorization key. BBC blocks open source software from iPlayer video service
HTML5 video and H.264 – what history tell HTML5 video and H.264 – what history tell Recently Youtube announced that you could test out an HTML5-enabled version of their site. They said that they were doing this partially based on people’s “number one request” that Youtube do more with HTML5. (They left out the other half of that #1 request – that the implementation be based on open codecs, but more on that later.) Not to be outdone, Vimeo rushed to announce a beta version of their player based on their site that claims HTML5 support as well. To be clear, this is great news. This is just the latest in a long string of changes for video on the web.
HTML5: Hulu Says No, Muxtape Says Yes Innovative music startup Muxtape has announced that its future lies in HTML5. "I'm done with Flash," developer Justin Ouellette wrote this morning. Though a much smaller company, Muxtape's embrace of HTML5 is particularly notable as it happened on the same day that video portal Hulu said it was not going to support the new format any time soon. "HTML5 is great and does not require Steve Jobs' permission to run a competing music market," Muxtape wrote on its company blog. "Running in Mobile Safari has other advantages, too," says Ouellette. HTML5: Hulu Says No, Muxtape Says Yes
Microsoft fires back at critics of its HTML5 strategy | Ed Bott’ Microsoft fires back at critics of its HTML5 strategy | Ed Bott’ Apple and Microsoft are at it again. This time, though, the two archrivals find themselves on the same side (more or less) of a tremendously contentious issue: Which video format will be adopted as the standard for the Internet over the next five (or more) years? The answer from both companies is H.264. Coincidentally, both Apple and Microsoft issued manifestos announcing that support last week. But how they continued that discussion with developers, partners, and customers is a very different story indeed.
L'’HTML 5 va-t-il tuer flash ?
Adobe’s much-beleaguered Flash is about to take another hit and online documents are finally going to join the Web on a more equal footing. Today, most documents (PDFs, Word docs, Powerpoint slides) can mostly be viewed only as boxed off curiosities in a Flash player, not as full Web pages. Tomorrow, online document sharing site Scribd will start to ditch Flash across its tens of millions of uploaded documents and convert them all to native HTML5 Web pages. Scribd CTO: “We Are Scrapping Flash And Betting The Company On H Scribd CTO: “We Are Scrapping Flash And Betting The Company On H
We reported recently that online document sharing site Scribd will start to ditch Flash across its tens of millions of uploaded documents and convert them all to native HTML5 Web pages, another win for Apple in its battle against Flash. Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt, Scribd CEO and co-founder Jared Friedman, is announcing that the startup has moved much of its content, including tens of millions of books, magazines, newspapers, presentations, research and more, to the HTML5 format. Friedman has told us that he believes HTML5 improves the reading experience, by allowing any document to become a Web page. Scribd Ramps Up Migration To HTML5; Scores Partnerships With For
Posted by Sean Christmann Introduction Two years ago I had an itch that needed scratching. GUIMark 2: The rise of HTML5 « Craftymind
The iPad has been this week's media darling with active discussion about the device's merits, a look at how it fails to encourage AR innovation and of course, this morning's announcement of a developer fund. Although it's exciting from a consumer standpoint, between the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now the iPad, application developers have their work cut out for them. While consumers may flock to the new tablet, the thought of locking more developers into the purgatory of the Apple approval process is one that few will celebrate. With the caveat that there is no current "write once, run anywhere" solution to app development, Director of Developer Relations at Palm Dion Almaer is betting on web-based apps and HTML 5 to solve some of our concerns. Says Almaer, "We can share a lot with the Web - take Gmail as an example. HTML5 is Great for Mobile, Developers Say - ReadWriteStart
Avec le succès de l’iPhone et de l’écosystème qu’Apple a su créer et développer avec l’App Store, les éditeurs de sites web, marques et entreprises, se ruent sur les applications, dans lesquelles ils perçoivent un nouvel eldorado. Il ne se passe pas un jour sans que je reçoive une ou plusieurs annonces de lancement d’une Avec le succès de l’iPhone et de l’écosystème qu’Apple a su créer et développer avec l’App Store, les éditeurs de sites web, marques et entreprises, se ruent sur les applications, dans lesquelles ils perçoivent un nouvel eldorado. Il ne se passe pas un jour sans que je reçoive une ou plusieurs annonces de lancement d’une nouvelle application pour iPhone. D’ailleurs si mes calculs sont exacts, depuis le lancement de l’App Store en août 2008, il s’est créé en moyenne 238 applications par jour !

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C'est en effet un critère de sélection :) by PED Sep 28

Un facteur important vue que ce qui fait la spécificité de pearltrees est l'interface est les performances graphiques. Si je me souvient bien, en particulier sur iPhone (mais peut-être aussi sur Androïd), le svg n'est pas accéléré graphiquement alors que les applis natives le sont. Donc, en terme de performances, l'un est peut-être plus indiqué que l'autre. by objectifmars Sep 28

On se pose pas mal de questions. Fondamentalement, si Pearltrees est construit en flash, c'est que c'est la SEULE techno qui permet de le faire. On est en train de se poser la question de faire ça en html5+svg mais la techno est vraiment pas mature, et on se sait meme pas si c'est réalisable....HTML5 permettrait d'éviter de passer par la case "app ipad et iphone" qui sont des plaies pour kes devs...Bref, ça cogite pas mal en ce moment ! by PED May 3

Enfin c'est un peu marrant de dire ça dans Pearltrees qui est construit en Flash ;) Enfin probablement que ce soit fermer permet de garder son travail pour soit et il est vrai que Flash est encore à 99% sur toutes les machines. Donc une application dédiée pour iPhone et iPad sera telle à l'ordre du jour ? by objectifmars May 1

Autres problèmes récurrents : le support de ces technos, c'est pourquoi voire MS bougé enfin est si bon et que Appel décide de bloquer Flash par des moyens un peu spécieux est bon car celà pousse à l'adoption de ces technos, de l'autre on a le "réalisme" de certains dev. Je comprends qu'ils doivent d'abord faire plaisir aux clients mais ne pas pousser un peu dans le sens de standarts ouverts (ce qui n'est pas le cas du H264) c'est choisir la solution de facilité pour se retrouver avec entre 4 murs bien plus tard, l'impossibilités de développer certains outils parce que les technologies adoptés ne le permettent pas. by objectifmars May 1

Vu. Intéressant. Je voit les prises de position et les questions qui se posent actuellement sur les directions à prendre pour le WebDesign parfois inquiétantes comme l'adoption du codec H264 (c'est gratuit mais juste pendant la période d'essai) et très intéressantes sur le support de nouveaux standarts : html5, CSS3, SVG et ce que permettent différentes librairies JS. Le point important reste qu'il me suffit de mon seule navigateur pour savoir comment fonctionnent et dupliquer ces technos alors que Flash me demandent un logiciel payant et à jour. by objectifmars May 1

Il y a un nouvel article sur le blog de Cyno sur le sujet si tu veux après qu'il ait vu des mecs du W3C by PED Apr 28