The idea of ‘ write once, run anywhere ’ has been the
golden panacea that the software industry has been chasing since the mid-1990s
with the arrival of Java. Since then, several standards, companies and
initiatives have come and failed in realizing this ideal.
With the rumored launch of a Facebook HTML5 application at
today’s Apple Event , it will be interesting to see what the
future holds for this new standard despite the obvious conflicts of interest for the
handset manufacturer and what some of the challenges the industry... [More]