[OT-Rodeo] Still waiting for the aha moment

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Wed Jul 21 21:44:40 CDT 2010


Hey Hugh,

One other thing about Rodeo (as I understand it). Just like some other HTML/
Javascript based authoring environments for the iPhone/iMac, it 'taps-in'
directly to the iPhone OS api, so you will be able to develop apps which
utilize specific features of an iPhone, like a compass, or accelerometer.

>From what I understand, Sarah and Jerry are really TARGETING these two
platforms-- but it's also a fact you can make it work on other web-kit
browsers, like Safari and Chrome, on the desktop. You just won't be able to
do any of the custom api access you can with iPad and iPhone. BTW, this is a
valid development and appStore strategy already approved by Saint Steve.

I personally think staying focussed, and vertical, is important to small
companies being successful. I, too, would like to see them have a PC IDE,
but understand the issues.

And, FWIW, I'm a huge non-fan of the rev plugin. Plugin wars died out many
years ago, and the only two which survived were Flash and Acrobat. Even
Quicktime didn't really survive as most of us who develop commercial website
and webapps  refuse to use QT directly in a webpage. I suppose in very
controlled circumstances revPlugin may work, but then so will a desktop
auto-updating app. My thinking is a company like RunRev is best staying
vertical and focussed, and revPlugin doensn't help this. Just my 2 cents.

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:50 PM, FlexibleLearning <
admin at flexiblelearning.com> wrote:

> Okay... I'll put up my hand and admit. I just don't get it. And it's
> *really* annoying me!



Chipp Walters
CEO, Shafer Walters Group, Inc.



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