Revolution and the Web, feedback wanted, Part 1 of 3
jbv.silences at club-internet.fr
Wed Nov 29 06:11:01 CST 2006
I've been facing the problem trying to convince some of my clients to
develop custom apps with Rev...
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but actually, in some cases (like chat
apps, or P2P files sharing apps) users don't seem to be reluctant to
download dedicated apps and use them outside their browser...
I've never used Napster, but I vaguely recall that in 2001-2002 some
of my colleagues used to install a specific app of their Macs to browse and
I guess that the more fun / benefit end users expect to get from a website,
the less reluctant they are to download a dedicated app...
I once tried to use another "trick" to convince a client to develop a dedicated
app made with Rev to be downloaded from his website : tp shape this app as
a screensaver that would have all kinds of features, including openGL
interface for realtime 3D simulation of events, etc.
Unfortunately, it took ages to the client to make his decision, and finally
there was too little time left for development...
> This has been the biggest hurdle for me... clients that (regardless of
> whether you agree with them or not), want to be able to open their browser
> of choice, go to a page, click on a link or button on the page, and display
> Rev stacks *without* having to go to the trouble of forcing their customers
> to download the Player, run an install to hook up the stack to the Player,
> I have been very good at convincing my clients that the development and
> internet capabilities of Rev are such that it is in their best interest that
> I develop these applications in Rev, but it is the hurdle I mention above
> that has actually caused me to be forced to duplicate chunks of Transcript
> code/interfaces into HTML/etc. so that it could be operated "from the
> Unfortunately I've been unable to convince anyone to use a custom browser
> either (that is, a Rev standalone with altBrowser embedded), for the same
> reason - people want to use *their* browser, and not download anything, just
> click links.
> These are non-sensical arguments, true, but they *are* real,
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