This week we’ve seen Amazon launch their HTML5 Kindle “online” book reader, aka the Kindle cloud reader. Simon Phipps summed it up nicely on Computer Weekly here. David Gerwitz over on ZDNet also has a good perspective.
I most enjoyed Jonathan Eunice, from Illuminata, tweets. I hope Jonathan won’t mind me quoting them here:
- Not every app can be a web app. But many can. Dear Apple: Your toll collection booth for iOS devices is in danger.
- When Apple undermined Adobe Flash, it hid behind “openness” and “ensuring quality,” not “collecting the vig.”
- Instead of Flash, Apple pointed to HTML5. Now that HTML5 apps are here, Apple’s “only through our tollbooth!” requirement less viable.