Thoughts on Kevin's announcement

Jerry Daniels jerry.daniels at
Wed May 12 10:38:20 EDT 2010


Since you brought it up, I believe Rodeo is the most straight forward approach to developing web apps for the iPad. Of course, I'm biased because Sarah, Rob, Mary Jane and I are creating Rodeo! 

You don't need revServer, On-Rev, revPlugin, revMobile or even Revolution IDE to use Rodeo. You don't even need to get online storage for you web apps as that's included in Rodeo's small monthly fee.

Rodeo will be like HyperCard for the iPad. Simple and easy. Whatever skill you possess in revTalk, HyperTalk, stack/card architecture can be reused as a Rodeo developer.

Rodeo is being built using revServer, On-Rev and Revolution IDE by our development team. RunRev, the company, will profit from our endeavor as our technology of choice. We would not be able to get to market so quickly without our use of Revolution technology.

With Rodeo Desktop IDE you write your code in a single HyperTalk-like language and build your interface with an integrated Hypercard-like UI builder. On the iPad itself you will be able to edit the code for your Rodeo-built web app if you have edit permissions, which as the author of the app you would have.

Rodeo is well suited for personal app development, education, consultants, and custom app developers whose clients don't want to pay $75,000+ or deal with Apple's app store as is the case with an Objective-C app for the iPad

As the weeks tick by, we plan to add support for iPhone and other mobile platforms if there is a demand. We are seriously considering an option to help our customers roll their web apps into native iPad apps that can be submitted to the app store. This service will also be demand-driven.

This is a simple product with attractive pricing made with the small developer and inventive user  in mind. I hope this explanation helps you sort through your options.    


Jerry Daniels

Create iPad web apps with Rodeo

On May 12, 2010, at 8:00 AM, René Micout <rene.micout at> wrote:

> Tom,
> Is the same "thing" that my point "6" > Rodeo ? //  On-Rev ? // Rev server ? //
> I am completely lost with all this !!
> René
> Le 12 mai 2010 à 14:55, Thomas McGrath III a écrit :
>> René,
>> You could of course start developing with RunRev for revServer and then you would get to target all mobile and web devices, as well as Linux.
>> A revServer option would allow for both native and browser based applications. Which, before this past year, was were all of the talk was centered around. Web Apps are still very relevant and will work in a native browser wrapper on most mobile phones directly.
>> What we need is a community wide collection of revServer 'objects' 'scripts' for each of the desired targets and target features.
>> Tom
>> On May 12, 2010, at 6:09 AM, René Micout wrote:
>>> I read ALL the posts about RevMobile iPad published before and after the Kevin's announcement (difficult because I understand directly approximately 50% of what I read).
>>> As a non-professional developper not interested by AppStore, at this time 6 (+2?) solutions are available to me :
>>> 1.	Expect a change in strategy from Apple > I don't believe it, especially since I agree with, roughly, the arguments of Steve
>>> 	Jobs (I am not a fanatic cross-plateform).
>>> 2.	Begin to explore Objective-C with the help of my daughter who decided to join it (she's an ActionScripter...) > I find it
>>> 	hard to believe considering my age and my abilities
>>> 3.	Expect Hypercard for iPad suitable to Mr. Jobs... > good wills ?
>>> 4.	Expect a multitouch Wacom Wifi tablet (like Cintiq but multitouch and Wifi) > in this case it would multitouch functions in
>>> 	RunRev
>>> 5.	Use RevMobile for iPad in his unfinished version > Full features ? What price ? Compiler ? and Kevin said : "We can no
>>> 	longer create the native interface objects layer, but rather invite our community to develop a set of emulated object".
>>> 	This last point does not bother me too much, it is a form of very interesting challenge and it is a bit 	what I am doing now
>>> 	with RunRev (the Macintosh interface unsatisfactory) ...
>>> 6.	Watch the side of Rodeo > it feel interesting but it feel complicated (perhaps I am wrong...)
>>> If some of you are interested in the point "5", I would be glad to talk with them...
>>> -- After that line, that's humor! ;-)
>>> I thought also two other solutions :
>>> 7.	Start a hunger strike > impossible, I'm french and in France the food is sacred!
>>> 8.	Immolate by the fire surrounded by all my Macintoshes (128K, SE30, IIfx, MacPorts, PowerBook 170, PB5040, PB G3
>>> 	Series, PB Titanium PB G4 12 "iMac G7 27", sorry I have no iPhone and not yet iPad [28th May]) under the Eiffel
>>> 	Tower > It's the Steve Jobs's favorite monument !
>>> Bon souvenir de Paris
>>> René
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