Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Cyber Monday Sale! Courses ranging from coding to project management - all eLearning deals 25% off with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY25". ×

Submission + - Mozilla WebAPI cracks Apple's walled garden (

mikejuk writes: .. and not just Apple's. The basic idea is to add mobile phone APIs to the growing collection of HTML related standards. If this was to happen an HTML5/JavaScript app could work with the phone's native hardware as easily as a native app — but would work on any phone!
A WebAPI app would be impossible for Apple or Microsoft to control because it doesn't need approval or an app store to be installed. The only way of keeping such apps out would be to not support WebAPI — and hence to not be standards compliant. Mozilla is serious about this as it is hiring enginers to work on the project.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived.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

Mozilla WebAPI cracks Apple's walled garden

Comments Filter:

Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.