[OT] Apple at it again
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Feb 16 12:07:28 EST 2011
"If it's Tuesday it must be a new iOS license..." ;)
Personally, I'm not too concerned about this latest move by Apple.
Like Chipp says, Apple will backpedal on this once the implications
become clear, just like they did last time:
Apple is a smart company, far too clever to let all that money walk away
- as Seth Weintraub at 9to5Mac wrote yesterday:
"In fact, I’m willing to bet this move by Apple will spark
the biggest move to HTML5 web stores that’s ever existed."
I'll wager this policy lasts no more than a few months. The only
question is whether the reversal will happen before most of the major
publishers revamp their apps as web sites.
And as long as I have my soothsayer hat on, I'll go one step further,
first gently reminding the readers that I also predicted here that Apple
would adopt multi-button mouse functionality and move to Intel years
before they did:
Before 2012 is done The Daily will be a web site.
It simply makes business sense: a good news organization requires more
eyeballs than a single form factor can provide, and it's an unnecessary
limitation in a world of ever-increasing diversity of form factors.
An app can reach several million iOS users, but a web site can reach
billions of people using every device from every manufacturer. The only
mystery here is why publishers didn't start thinking this through until now.
of the money flowing into iOS projects today will be HTML5 projects
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