* Posts by Ute Man

2 posts • joined 28 Feb 2012

Giving mobile users the applications they want is child's play

Ute Man

Native development is a waste of time for corporates

Just put a RESTful skin on your back end, and hack up an Angular front end on it, coat it with some mobile sugar like Cordova and you don't have to worry about deploying it to a bazillion devices, you just host it on your public facing website. Not only is it easier, you miss very little by having a non-native application unless you are developing a game. Most corporate apps are barely more than CRUD and reporting engines anyway.


Foxtel and Austar set to play nice with IPTV guys

Ute Man

Stupid TV policy in Australia

The two companies aren't allowed to compete anyway - foxtel only in the major metro areas and Austar everywhere else, despite having identical channel line ups. The only thing keeping them separated does is ensure the end user is slugged extra for equipment because they don't share satellite decoders.

I don't know who thought up the stupid policy and called it "competition" but it sure never has been