Category Archives: opinions

Wishing for more Sandboxes

I’m starting to wish that nearly all desktop apps ran in a very tight sandbox the same way they do on iOS.

Windows is trying to do this with the Windows store and Apple is trying to do it with the Mac App Store. The problem is two folder. One is they started with unsandboxed …

Thoughts on asm.js vs PNaCl

Google has been working on Native Client (NaCl) and Portable Native Client (PNaCl) for a while now. Firefox recently announced and released asm.js. Here’s a few random personal thoughts with no particular conclusion…

Why Apple needs to open up iOS

I understand the positive arguments for keeping so many things about iOS closed. Examples: It provides a more consistant user experience. It lets Apple control more of the over all quality. Etc.. I also understand some of the negative arguments for keeping it closed. Apple makes money on the app store and media sales so …

WebGL Security and Microsoft Bullshit

Disclaimer:

1) I work at Google on Chrome 2) Nothing I say here represents my employer in anyway. This my own opinion.

It’s frustrating to see how bad Microsoft can really be. I’m one of Microsoft’s biggest fans. I still think Windows7 is better than OSX or Linux(*). I play more XBox 360 games than …

Should Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony open their platforms?

Apple has clearly shown that an effectively open market (*) can be hugely successful. Games on iOS are reaching more people than they did on any other platform. On top of that they make lots of money for both Apple and game developers. You might be thinking that RockStar gets $60 for every copy of …

Apple to Ban another 100+ existing games from iPhone

Apple’s recent announcement that iPhone apps must not be written in anything other than C, C++, Objective C or WebKit JavaScript and must not use any layer to access the OS has been widely reported as being a shot against Adobe Flash.

That may be true but it also means that applications written with Unity3D, …