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Why doesn't RunRev buy this technology?

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:33 am
by turbolaserguy
A brilliant amateur programmer in Japan has built a JavaScript-based HyperCard on the web, which is call HCjs:
http://hcjs.pgoo.info/HCjs/

Why doesn't RunRev buy HCjs and enable LiveCode to build web apps WITHOUT the need of plug-ins?

Re: Why doesn't RunRev buy this technology?

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:06 am
by richmond62
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Because this is extremely limited if compared with Livecode.

Please do not fool yourself into thinking Livecode is "just" cross-platform, coloured Hypercard:

if it were nobody would be bothering with it.

However if one looks at evolutionary theory it is generally believed that humans developed from tree-shrews:

Livecode's relation to Hypercard is rather similar to humans and their relation to tree-shrews.

Re: Why doesn't RunRev buy this technology?

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:03 pm
by Klaus
Over the last ten or fifteen years I have been trying very hard to understand why on earth people want to run EVERYTHING in a browser?
Without success so far 8)

Re: Why doesn't RunRev buy this technology?

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:00 pm
by makeshyft
Because a browser means our software is using server-side internet technology, avoiding problems with software updates, etc, etc. This is a positive, for companies who's make software for mass application in a social context.

Increasing communication can only help....thats how I see it anyways.

Thanks brothers,

Tom

Re: Why doesn't RunRev buy this technology?

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:41 pm
by FourthWorld
makeshyft wrote:Because a browser means our software is using server-side internet technology, avoiding problems with software updates, etc, etc.
While there are some good reasons to make web apps, native apps made with LiveCode can have all the benefits you describe there (consider "go <url>") while also delivering a UI dedicated to the tasks it supports, something a browser app will always be a bit compromised with.