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Apple goes further?

2010-04-12 15:24:40.795323+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

GiggleOTD: Daniel Renfer posited:

Breaking News: After seeing what can be done now with web applications, Apple bans HTML on the iPhone.

[ related topics: Apple Computer Current Events iPhone ]

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-13 16:47:14.264689+00 by: Dan Lyke

The Cartagen Knitter (try the Deathstar Plans to see some pictures Eric took at WhereCamp) runs just fine on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and even Safari on the Mac and Windows (as well as Safari on Windows can be said to "run", I got at least one null exception trying it out), but doesn't show the pictures on the iPad.

Lets you navigate with pinch and twirl, but no pictures, and it's painfully slow.

So, no, it looks like they're not exposing everything WebKit.

Adanger, unless you're planning on developing for the device, or you see a specific use right now for apps that are shipping on it right now. It's a really cool tech demo, but it doesn't feel finished, and a lot of that feels like there's political wrangling over whether to make this a really cool computing platform or whether to make it an oversized MP3 player, and I think the oversized MP3 player faction is winning.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-13 01:36:16.932605+00 by: markd [edit history]

I image Apple will enable all of HTML5 that webkit supports.

(huh. I don't remember submitting the previous comment)

Anyway, the iAds things are mini webapps, so HTML5 will be there in the system frameworks. There's iphone API already exposed in Safari. My brain sometimes hurts trying to reconcile their attitude towards WebKit (go nuts, have fun) and the native APIs (the current raging debate)

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-13 00:09:06.857051+00 by: Adanger

Yeah, good question... makes me wonder if I should still get myself an iPad or wait for the other ones coming out in the next couple of months.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-12 18:57:54.179428+00 by: ebradway

I've wondered how much HTML5 Apple will enable in Safari on the iPhone and iPad.