[off] Apple to unify ios/macos apps next year

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at cogapp.com
Tue Jan 2 12:46:28 EST 2018

I'm coming to this late, but it looks to me as if the list got into a 
nightmare mode a bit prematurely. What the article actually talks about is a 
way to create apps which can be used across 'desktop' and mobile operating 
systems - specifically *not* about merging those operating systems.

In short, a very approximate way of describing the idea would be... LiveCode.

We code an app with a text field and a button; on the desktop our users click 
the button with the mouse, on mobile they touch it. On desktop they click into 
the field and start typing on their keyboard; on mobile they touch the field 
and a soft keyboard appears. Apple are just trying to help the rest of the 
developer community catch up with us.

Shouldn't we panic less? Or have I missed something?

On 21/12/2017 01:01, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 3:35 PM, JB via use-livecode
> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> Is Apple going to have enough intelligence to
>> make the ios compatible with the os desktop
>> or will they do away with the desktop to make
>> the new mac os like the ios?
> *shudder*
> I'd be back on FreeBSD in a couple of days.
> It's Spotlight and the power management on portables that has me using
> mac as my unix platform. OK, and iCloud Drive now.
> Mess with those (and spotlight has seriously regressed over the last
> ten years) and I'm gone.

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