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Nasimson
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Re:Serious Focus
Nasimson   2/7/2012 8:36:43 AM
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Do we have compatibility with these large applications built in HTML5 to be run as mobile applications? I have doubts regarding that, I am of the opinion that in any case, a developer must develop new apps for these smartphones even with such HTML5 sort of app generators. Focus should not be merely on these applications but also on portability of these huge computer based applications into the softwares run into iOS or Droid's!

Dave Sasson
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Re:Serious Focus
Dave Sasson   2/7/2012 3:23:18 PM
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We'll see how HTML5 lives up to the promise of "write once, run anywhere" mobile applications.  To date that methodology has been a disappointment in being able to provide a rich user experience across all devices and always seemed to lack key features that take advantage of the actual device itself, which was probably a major factor in which the consumer bought the device itself.  For many forms based mobile applications, HTML5 will probably do just fine.

WriteSeth
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Re:Serious Focus
WriteSeth   2/7/2012 4:47:01 PM
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RE the article you linked us to: There's No App For That, And That's Good

Developing custom apps for tablets and smartphones has become the cool thing to do. Just make sure you aren't opening a can of budget-busting worms long term.

I think the article makes a valid point that having an app for everything can add a lot of costs and headaches.  Now, don't get me wrong, apps are great and I'm just playing the devil's advocate here.  Aren't mobile devices now supposed to give us the a similiar web experience as the web? Having an application also means having to constantly updating it to be compatible with various mobile manufactures, debug and security concerns. HTML5 seems to offer a solution to that, but as the article points out HTML5 isn't consistent everywhere. 

Regarding iPads outselling home computers:  I'm wondering if this because some people are buying both products - one for home and one for everyone else, or are more people buying them as a repacement. 

kicheko
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Re:Serious Focus
kicheko   2/8/2012 8:01:00 AM
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I only know a handful html5 sites and i have tested two on my android device, and they did not fold to fit. I wonder which html5 work specifically is supposed to adjust seamlessly across platforms.

KarlHakkarainen
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Content optimized for tablets
KarlHakkarainen   2/7/2012 8:37:33 AM
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This just in: Staples to introduce tablet-optimized e-commerce site :: BtoB Magazine

We've seen a number of retail apps for iPhone and Android and even a few for the iPad. The generalized tablet market, however, has been slow to take off. I believe the problem lies in not quite understanding what a table is or how people will use it. Likely, it's going to take a few experiments, such as the one that Staples is launching, to understand better how companies should target this platform.

More detail on the Staples tablet app here: Merchandising and Design - Staples creates an e-commerce site for tablet users - Internet Retailer

Nasimson
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Re: Content optimized for tablets
Nasimson   2/7/2012 9:00:42 AM
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The apps built for iPhone and Android to me took the market by surprise. The ever increasing competition and the tough market to choose from, these app generators did more than a commemorate effort to sale these applications in most parts of the world especially US. We certainly do lack a common platform for all these apps to be integrated at a speciallized forum, yet I am optimistic to see the headlines on the news a day where such stuff could be bridged!

Tom Murphy
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Re: Content optimized for tablets
Tom Murphy   2/7/2012 12:31:23 PM
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Re: Naminson's point about the number of apps, I think this speaks volumes about the potential of crowd-sourcing apps for all kinds of purposes.  Apple prudently passes apps through an approval process. Why can't companies do that as they build out social enterprises?  Coke, for example, has 38 million people who like it on Facebook; surely some of them can build apps.  I'm sure some will see this as a can of worms, but building apps is expensive and time-consuming.  Why shouldn't a company try to open that up to their customers?

Nasimson
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Re: Content optimized for tablets
Nasimson   2/7/2012 1:26:40 PM
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They must. That's my view point too, and that is why I said I await the headlines in the newspaper. What these giants can do is that they can make a venture with the app builders, no? They can get whatever they want fast and surely better than trying a new fish from the pond of million others. It's challenging these issues and must be raised intransparently to ensure people take advantage over it. By people I mean companies.

Hammad Masood
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Re: Content optimized for tablets
Hammad Masood   2/7/2012 3:17:27 PM
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I think its good for these giants to make a venture with these app builders. Like this they can have a fair idea about their work and experience.


i beleive innovativeness is the key for making successful apps !

Hammad Masood
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Apps
Hammad Masood   2/7/2012 3:02:20 PM
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If we see this matter from developer's perspective, then things are complex.

Issues to be looked before developing:

- Phone's processor

- Phone's screen size

- Phone's platform - Android, ios

- OS version - 2.2 , 5.1 e.tc

put aside the cross platform issue. Even if we are developing for one platform we have many things to look ahead. An app developed for android 2.2 may not work well with android 2.1. 



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