Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Submission + - Apple handcuffs 'open' webapps on iPhone home scrn (theregister.co.uk) 1

masterwit writes: Saw this on The Register, but it seems that in order to promote in-house apps, Apple may specifically be hindering web-apps' performance in order to promote in house apps (of which Apple gets a 30% cut).

As one alleged quote from a developer in the article states: "Apple is basically using subtle defects to make web apps appear to be low quality – even when they claim HTML5 is a fully supported platform."

Since it is important to consider all viewpoints before being presented with concrete facts, this may be a bug and merely non-intentional on Apple's side...

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Apple handcuffs 'open' webapps on iPhone home scrn

Comments Filter:
  • After reading the article stats again, my summary (imo) may seem a bit off because although The Register indicates the anti-Apple bias that may appear at first from developers on the first page of the article, their conclusion is much better I feel on pg2 [theregister.co.uk].

    That is all :)

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.