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Palm has released its Plug-in Development Kit, enabling native development for those who find AJAX just can't cut it. The public beta release is aimed at games developers, who might have existing C code they want to port, or find that JavaScript lacks the performance they need. But Palm is keen to emphasise that the PDK will …


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  1. Alastair 7

    To be fair to Javascript...

    ...end-users just don't get the concept of offline web apps.

    At my work we're currently developing an iPhone app- at no small expensive, given that it requires hiring a contractor who knows Objective C. Thing is, absolutely everything we're doing with the app would be achievable using Javascript and HTML5's offline data storage capability.

    But the end users don't get the idea of it- they are conditioned to believe that everything in 'Safari' is online and online only, and that if they want to do something offline, they go to the App Store.

    It's a real shame, as the mobile space is where we're really going to see HTML5 adopted first.

  2. Volker Hett

    Yeah! Messenger Plugins without the hassle.

    I do use some native Plugins already, Jabber for example :)

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