Apple iPhone Doesnt Play Well with Web 2.0

 
 
By Sascha Segan  |  Posted 2007-07-02 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review: Existing Web 2.0 applications aren't working well with iPhone because of its lack of streaming media, Java, Flash, and even full AJAX support, Sascha Segan finds during testing.

Existing Web 2.0 applications arent working well with iPhone because of its lack of streaming media, Java, Flash, and even full AJAX support, I found in testing various popular applications over the weekend. Introducing Web 2.0 and Safari as the main platform for iPhone application developers, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, "Developers and users alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at how great these applications look and work on iPhone. Our innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets developers create amazing new applications while keeping the iPhone secure and reliable."
To read about Steve Jobs unveiling of the iPhone, click here.
But the iPhones standards seem decidedly nonstandard - even in Web 2.0 apps designed specially for the iPhone. Read the full story on Gearlog: iPhone: Poor Compatibility with Web 2.0 Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.
 
 
 
 
Sascha Segan is PC Magazine's Lead Analyst for mobile phones and PDAs. He is responsible for testing, benchmarking and evaluating mobile phones and other handheld devices. Sascha joined the magazine in 2004 after covering consumer electronics for technology, travel and lifestyle publications, and editing the now hard-to-find book, 'I Just Got a Cell Phone, Now What?' He once helped cover an election in Africa using only a PalmPilot Professional with a modem and attachable keyboard as his traveling gear.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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