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Old 07-26-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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Kobo to develop app independent of Apple?

Caught this article over at MediaBistro about Kobo developing a new iOS app that would be more adaptable to different platforms and potentially free it from Apple's (evil?) clutches.

Kobo to Release HTML5 App


What do folks make of this?
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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Interesting... The other thing I wonder about is from a Blog post by the IOS Software Chief Architect at Kobo. His blog is at http://quatermain.tumblr.com/ but read back to http://quatermain.tumblr.com/day/2011/07/11 where he mentions moving to work for Apple. I wonder if moving to a more HTML 5 based solution means less IOS integration?

(Just musing through the top of my head)
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:55 AM   #3
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Per his twitter feed, he ended up not taking the job with Apple.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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Oh! I didnt see that!
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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Woah, did you guys see his latest blog post?
http://quatermain.tumblr.com/post/80...f-the-kobo-app
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Woah, did you guys see his latest blog post?
http://quatermain.tumblr.com/post/80...f-the-kobo-app
Looks like he mostly got comments from diehard Apple kissers! If I live to be 1000 years old I will never understand the psychology behind why some people are so passionate about the maker of a piece of hardware they buy, especially when they have zero vested interest in the company. I see this a lot with companies like Apple and Sony to name just a few. I gather from the illogical thinking postulated by most of these fanboy types that their must be a direct correlation between lack of intelligence and the desire to show more loyalty to a GD company, that doesn't know their name much less give a damn about them, than they will to a friend or to family. Apparently human evolution has branched yet again and a lesser species known as fanboy sapiens has appeared on earth. Where are those damn asteroids when you need them?!?
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