what do you think of Apple's acquisition of Particle?

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  1. patent10021, Oct 17, 2012
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    Interesting purchase of a web app company. Don't know why it's not on MR.

    I read somewhere that web apps would eventually be the norm.

    Apparently web apps are integral to advertising. How are they different?


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    Surprised it was not news here as well but why would you think they'd move to web apps? Didn't they used to have that and it wasn't exactly a huge success, was it? One thing that came to mind but it could be outlandish, is a sort of YouTube-based site that allows people to upload their videos from their iPhones for a social networking-like sharing site. I mean, why wouldn't Apple try to move away from uploading for YouTube to uploading for Particle?
     
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    Well from what I read apparently it's going to be the defacto for delivering content to the masses for a long time. Web apps it seems will greatly benefit user experience which I guess they think will be more important than platform independence down the road. Sacrifices to be made in both areas. Since iOS is the focus I guess that means platform independence wouldn't be an issue then? Who knows.
     
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    Don't you think Apple would want platform independence?
     
  5. patent10021, Oct 17, 2012
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    That's what I mean but in reverse. iOS is closed so they already have that which means they can shift focus on UX. I really don't know. I'm just guessing. Maybe some tech writers can chime in or something. All I know is they are very selective so they must have some big expectations for Particle/web apps.
     

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