Please Delete This Thread - Misinformation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aria505, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. aria505 macrumors member

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    Google has released their first web app for the iPhone. Google Talk!

    http://www.google.com/talk/

    I don't personally use Google Talk but this is a great step in the right direction to push other sites (yahoo, msn, aim) to create their own as well. Maybe even Apple will jump in and add a new icon to the front page!



    Sorry guys, I was wrong about this. I'll check my sources a little closer next time. I just got excited. :(
     
  2. Photography macrumors 65816

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    Where did you read officially that Google Talk is available for the iPhone? I went to the Google Talk website and saw nothing in regards to the iPhone. :confused:
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Awesome they're setting a standard, but I would like MSN (maybe the meebo guys will do something if MS can't be arsed)
     
  4. CoachKrzyzewski macrumors member

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    WTF....

    i just clicked on your link to try it out and it auto-signed me in...


    now this wouldn't be scary except for the fact that a. I'm on my work computer and b. they don't let me look at internet email, so i've never logged on to gmail from work. how the hell did it auto-login? WTF!?
     
  5. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Sigh - Where did you get this info from? I see it no where.
     
  6. slffl macrumors 65816

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    That's great!!!

    Now maybe we'll hear less 'no iChat' complaints. On the other hand, probably not.

    EDIT: BTW I just checked out your iPhone Apps Manager. That's amazing!! Looks excellent!
     
  7. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Wow @ your App Manager. It's amazing what AJAX can do.

    Maybe Jobs wasn't talking out of his ass when he talked about web apps.

    About the Google Talk Gadget... it seems that it's not FOR the iPhone specifically, but just a way to use Google Talk on the web. It just happens to be good for the iPhone.
     
  8. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't mention anything about Google Talk for the iPhone.
     
  9. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    i think the web apps thing is awesome

    you can demo the app you want to use right on your computer, and you'll know wheter or not it works, and best of all, no spyware/crap when you use it, just the program
     
  10. slffl macrumors 65816

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    Click the Launch Google Talk button
     
  11. retnuh730 macrumors regular

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    I think you may be mistaken, when it launches, it uses adobe flash player 9 to display.
     
  12. slffl macrumors 65816

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    So it does. Well then I'm also confused. Maybe the OP didn't notice it was Flash as well?
     
  13. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    It launches a flash app. iPhone does not support flash.
     
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Someone else pointed out an interesting scenario where you pay for a cool program, but then the application's owner goes out of business. Unlike traditional software where you own a copy on your own device, you're out of luck.

    True, there are plenty of subscription websites now, where you pay as you go. But if they go belly up, you're usually okay finding an alternative.

    As they say, may we live in interesting times!
     
  15. aria505 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow! You're right, I'm sorry about that. I read it off of iPhoneAlley.com and a couple other sites and checked it out. I even right clicked and checked for flash, but I was in firefox at the time.

    Sorry guys, I'll ask for this to get deleted. I had my hopes up for a few minutes.
     
  16. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    One has to ask, though, why did they use Flash? This seems perfectly doable with AJAX.
     

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