Updated 2011.11.04 23:05 +0100 |
It has been some time since my previous Universal Desktop blogpost. This time the newspaper The Guardian is having a say about the matter - namely its blogpost Will HTML5 replace native apps? It might, here's how to figure out when written by Matthew Baxter-Reynolds.
As the article describes we developers really want to program to the Universal Desktop. We (mostly) do not want tinker with the differences of different operating systems or form factors. We do want to abstract those things away. We do want to develop for the Universal Desktop. But as I've described in my #2 installment it is in the end a naive goal.
Another way of saying that is that abstraction and compromise are joined at the hip.
The articles lists a few of the abstraction layers that are offered today for the once-for-all solutions (so it seems) to target the multiple mobile devices around. I just want to list them here, so that we, when we read this in 5+ years from now, can see how ridiculus and naive this is/was:
All installments - the series of blogposts about the Universal Desktop: