Yahoo Open Sources Its Apple App Store Killer
The idea is to facilitate applications operate as seamlessly as possible when they move from online to offline and back again. “On a laptop, you just assume that the user has a good connection. The client-server paradigm can work well. But on mobile devices, even after you move to high-speed 4G LTE networks, you have dead cells. You have to switch cells. You might not have enough coverage. Things don’t download,” said Fernandez-Ruiz. “As mobile becomes more and more important, you have to design for partially connected experiences.”
ahoo has open sourced Mojito, its fledgling software framework for building applications that run across iPhones, iPads, Android devices and practically any other contraption on the modern web.