December 20, 2017

Bloomberg: Apple Has a Plan for Universal Apps Across iOS and macOS, Report Says

Samuel Axon – Ars Technica:

Citing people familiar with the matter, a Bloomberg report claims an internal Apple project seeks to make it possible for app developers to publish apps that work on both mobile iOS devices and Mac computers.

If true, this would appear to usher in an era of half-baked applications for both OS platforms. Who wants an application that runs everywhere, but nowhere well? Didn’t we get that from Java, to no good end?

iOS apps are fine-tuned for a phone- or tablet-sized multi-touch interface with modest power reserves, while macOS apps are created for a mouse- or trackpad-controlled interface with plenty of screen real estate and CPU horsepower backing it up.

I have a bad feeling about this.

#iOS #macOS #Marzipan #multiPlatformApps

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