Intel releases iOS to HTML5 App Porter Tool betaThe Intel® HTML5 App Porter Tool - BETA is an application that helps mobile application developers to port native iOS* code into HTML5, by automatically translating portions of the original code into HTML5. This tool is not a complete solution to automatically port 100% of iOS* applications, but instead it speeds up the porting process by translating as much code and artifacts as possible.
- 02-13-13, 01:16 PM #4
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02-15-13, 10:45 PM #12
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- 02-16-13, 12:17 AM #13
This looks huge to me. I'm fine with app stores but I think the majority of 'apps' should be web-based. The amount of apps in the duopolys stores is ridiculous. It moronic the percentage of web pages I visit on my iphone ask me to download an app, its called a bookmark and I can save that in my menu or my homepage.
If, more likely when, HTML5 becomes more widely adopted it will blow the industry wide open. I know ifans and goofans take a lot of pride in their apps but their closed system apps stores arent all they are made out to be and their belief in them isnt in the end good for consumers.
- 02-16-13, 02:11 PM #15
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- 02-16-13, 04:15 PM #17
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02-16-13, 04:31 PM #18
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The industry has sat around to long on html5 adoption while being diverted and strung along by Apple and Google. I'm surprised by how many so called industry leaders their are in this world who just sit back and wait for someone to lead them, but like so many things not many know what is going on around them.
- 02-16-13, 05:21 PM #19
Would be nice if all platforms provided equal browser support but that isn't the case at all.
I definitely agree that tons of IOS apps could easily be web apps and probably were originally in some way like Finance and Utility type apps. Obviously Intel is doing this for Tizen but it could be good for BB too.
- 02-16-13, 06:05 PM #20
Would be nice if everyone could just get along and all have one global app store that all apps are purchased from and sales of hardware only came down to niche advantages that the manufacturer of the hardware has patents on and ecosystems of their own they work with.
The smartphone utopia for the average consumer. Dare to dream.
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02-17-13, 02:35 AM #21
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If you don't mind a unified system that's loaded with unhappy compromises, that's not outside the realm of possibility. The zillions of obvious problems aside, I agree that such a system an important step. I just don't see it happening anytime soon, though for non-technical reasons.
- 02-17-13, 03:07 PM #23
I guess all people with vested interests in apps here delete the browser off their devices. Its just soooo horrible even though billions of people use it everyday and we don't need apps for everything on our desktop.
App stores are great, but they should be for niche/high-end apps. HTML5 and the web is already here. Looks like intel has the right idea, but do you 'apps or nothing' people think they are misguided? Are they wrong to be doing this? should we keep it app store only? Is the internet as we know it dead? Should I let everyone know they shouldnt be using their browsers and they should only buy android or ios casue they have apps? Should I be downloading on very webpage i go to on my iphone that tells me theres an app?
- 02-17-13, 03:29 PM #25
Intel releases iOS to HTML5 App Porter Tool beta
There are things you can do with an app that aren't currently possible with a webpage. There are other things that, while possible, take an extreme about of work for very little gain.
You see everything in extremes, and it makes it impossible to have a useful discussion with you.
The web is great, web standards are great. They have their place on smartphones.
But so do native apps. The best of both worlds would be to have a healthy mix of both. Which the 2 major platforms have.
I understand that you will blindly praise Blackberry, and therefore any place that their current platform is lacking will somehow become a positive in your eyes. It's a sad, petty way to view the various other smartphone ecosystems though.
Your reply just reeks of jealousy.
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