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Flash Player on 3G iPhone?

June 5th, 2008 by enefekt

Here we go again. Via MacRumors, Apple has filed a patent application that seems to cover some of the rumored features for the next 3G iPhone on the 2.0 software.

The interesting bit is what the application says about our very own beloved Flash Player:

“In some embodiments, the content can be played with a QuickTime, Windows Media, or Flash plugin”

So will this be in the distant future, or on Monday? :)

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AXUL – Android XML User Interface Language

November 12th, 2007 by enefekt

Google’s new Android mobile platform chose Java for it’s application development language. But what’s lacking in developing a Java GUI app? Oh, but of course, something that Mozilla and Adobe have implemented already as part of their platforms, an XML based user interface language!

I made up the name of course, since I couldn’t find a name for it: AXUL.
The format looks a little like SWIXML without the Swing.

This reinforces the whole strategy of using a markup language to layout interfaces and custom widgets, taking advantage of a nice box layout mechanism. But one thing I don’t see is the ability to create new AXUL components by simply composing other AXUL components. (without a hosting Java class)

But why didn’t they choose HTML 5? Ha.

Filed under AXUL, Adobe, Android, MXML, Mobile, Mozilla, Mozpad, XULRunner having Comments Off

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