HP's Enyo 2 Graduates from Beta
HP today announced that its Enyo 2 platform has moved out of beta and is now "production ready." Enyo stems from Palm's webOS software, which HP said it would open source in late 2011. HP released Enyo 1, which used webOS code, in January. HP says that Enyo 2 has a bevy of new features, including new Onyx widgets, a new sampler for developers, and a new sign-off process for developers looking to contribute code. HP explains that Enyo allows developers to create cross-platform applications that will run in mobile and desktop browsers from iOS to IE8. HP says that Enyo has received a lot of support form the developer community. "We see a web-centric future in which there aren’t iOS apps, Android apps, Mac apps and Windows apps – there are just apps: apps that let you access your content and get stuff done, wherever you happen to be, on whatever device is handy," said HP. The company concedes that there is still plenty of work to be done, but today's milestone is a notable one for the platform's future.
Apple Releases iOS 10 Developer Beta 2
Apple today made a second beta version of iOS 10 available to developers. According to Apple, the new beta contains bug fixes and other improvements.
Developers Can (Finally) Create Instant Apps
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
ChromeOS Gains Support for Linux
Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google today announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS.
Microsoft Open-Sources iOS App Porting Tool
Microsoft today said its Windows Bridge for iOS application is moving to open source. Windows Bridge is the tool developers need to port iOS apps to the Windows platform.
This seems too easy
This will never happen. In our history of electronics, there have been very, very , VERY few formats that are actuially and truly available on multiple platforms.
If doing this was something that was easy to do, we would have seen this happen alerady, but normally, new media formats are very segregated.
This would be amazing if it happened but I don't see it happening.