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stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Tue Jun 14 04:34:45 EDT 2011
What is lacking in Rev Server that prevents the application of html5 ? That
doesn't make sense.
On 14 June 2011 00:30, Keith Clarke <keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk>wrote:
> One might argue that it is actually RunRev that is missing something
> strategic here - the potential and impact of HTML5.
> When I invested in Revolution a year ago, things were looking very
> promising for its potential for true cross-platform application development.
> RunRev had just announced the revServer prerelease, there was talk of a new
> revWeb player and Apple had just shown it's true imperial colours by
> restricting cross-platform compilers - for RunRev, a painful lesson on
> aligning one's business strategy with a larger partner's proprietary
> technology strategy.
> Android was still a future and major cloud developers started ramping-up
> their investment in HTML5/CSS3 to mitigate the coming plethora of mobile
> platform variants. At that time, RunRev could have adopted a brave,
> cross-platform, 'thinner-client' strategy by pushing HTML5 capabilities in
> the revWeb player and revServer, but Apple changed just enough to allow
> RunRev to stay in its comfort zone.
> A year later and, after many developer-years effort burned by RunRev, what
> has been delivered for those investing in the product(?) - two new OS ports
> - but what of the bigger picture? LiveCode remains fundamentally a
> thick-client on 'some-OS' development environment - not cross-platform' in a
> 2011 sense of the word. Over the last year, Linux has been largely ignored,
> the revWeb player has been completely ignored and those investing in the
> revServer prerelease programme have the right to be quite miffed; having
> received no ROI.
> Meanwhile, HTML5 is getting ever-closer and it looks very much like RunRev
> and LiveCode won't be players in that world. I hope that it doesn't prove
> for me, a painful lesson on aligning one's business strategy with a larger
> partner's proprietary technology strategy.
> On 13 Jun 2011, at 23:28, Paul Foraker wrote:
> > *When it comes to programming for mobile devices, choice quickly becomes
> > dilemma. Do you target the lucrative iPhone market at the expense of
> > Android's rising tide? Do you go native or write code to the mobile Web?
> > while a single stack of code that performs optimally on an increasingly
> > array of platforms, form factors, and devices would be the dream, the
> > reality is a fragmented trial in which rudimentary tasks can often be a
> > challenge.
> > *I'm thinking maybe the author missed something.
> > -- Paul
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