May
8
2010

Apple Plans To Go Against Flash With A Gianduia

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Remember Flash? Yeah, that weird guy Steve Jobs is so mad at, the little kid from Adobe that has taken over the web in the past years and that now is in serious trouble. Well, it seems like Steve wants to beat the guy using chocolate, some Gianduia to be exact.

As Apple insider reports, Apple is developing its own framework for rich webapps named “Gianduia” from an Italian chocolate which should be jaw-dropping.

“Gianduia, named after an Italian hazelnut chocolate, is “essentially is browser-side Cocoa (including CoreData) + WebObjects, written in JavaScript by non-js-haters,” according to a tweet by developer Jonathan “Wolf” Rentzsch. “Jaw dropped.”

Like Cappuccino, Gianduia takes a Cocoa-inspired name (Cocoa is itself a Java-inspired name) to describe its role as a way for Cocoa developers to bring their skills to rich online applications built using web standards, with no need for a proprietary web plugin like Flash or Silverlight.

Apple Retail has actually already been using Gianduia to create web app clients (which plug into the company’s WebObjects-based services), for a variety of popular programs over the last several months, including its One-to-One program, iPhone reservation system, and its Concierge service for Genius Bar reservations and Personal Shopping (shown below) programs.”

We can’t wait to know more at the WWDC. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and order some Gianduia from Italy. I can confirm it’s delicious.

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