Monday, May 10th, 2010
Apple Insider has a strong headline: Apple developing Flash alternative named Gianduia that gets you clicking.
You quickly learn that Gianduia is:
- Not like Flash at all (e.g. not a plugin that brings a new development model to a rectangle in a browser)
- Old news (shown “last summer at WOWODC (World of WebObjects Developer Conference)”)
It is allegedly the framework behind Apple projects such as their Concierge:
They say more:
Like Cappuccino, Gianduia takes a Cocoa-inspired name (Cocoa is itself a Java-inspired name) to describe its role as a way for Cocoa developers to bring their skills to rich online applications built using web standards, with no need for a proprietary web plugin like Flash or Silverlight.
Apple is large, and has a lot of web presences. We have seen them use various open source outside frameworks, as well as ones they work on (SproutCore, Coherent in the past, etc) and we also hear about PastryKit and that other one for the iPad. A lot of developers. A lot of different code.
I very much hope we get the opportunity to see Gianduia in the future, as well as more of PastryKit and other frameworks that they use. Apple does a fantastic job with UX, and if they have amazing tools for building rich HTML5 applications, I am sure we are all ears.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am