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Posts from September, 2011

Reshared post from Chris Jones

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On September 29th, 2011 at 18:36

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The Financial Times, after having problems negotiating with Apple over app store terms, replaced their iOS app with a HTML5 mobile version and made their product available to over 700,000 users (on iOS, Android, etc.). Note the comments about discovery, traditionally the greatest value an app store can provide.

See: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/22/us-ft-idUSTRE78L49Q20110922

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1) HTML 5 has sufficiently addressed the performance concerns of web-based UI to make most plugins superfluous.

2) The concept of an app store is transitory — they're great ways to get exposure and maybe even make money today, but they're not destined for the long-term.

I really like my wife’s ASUS Transformer…

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On September 28th, 2011 at 23:51

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I really like my wife's ASUS Transformer: Honeycomb (Android 3) looks very nice, it plays mp4 H.264 videos full-screen out of the box, and we own it (no rooting required). We're not planning on getting the Amazon Fire: I already had to root the Nook and that convinced me that I would rather have a real Android tablet instead of a lobotomized vendor-locked gadget.

Only in Utah… I’m omitting the quarter…

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On September 26th, 2011 at 23:22

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Only in Utah… I'm omitting the quarter-page ad for "The Teachings of Thomas Monson."

Sugar House, Salt Lake City, Utah

The Delightful web application pattern

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On September 22nd, 2011 at 16:39

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Delightful, the Dynamic, Lightweight, RESTful web application pattern places rendering into the browser with Dynamic HTML (DHTML) and decouples display and application logic. The browser is responsible for laying out and rendering the application page, and fetches content from a REST service back end via JSON over AJAX. The REST service exposes the page content as URIs (essentially documents) and supports the full stable of HTTP actions.


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