Wrote the initial shock-riddled post about the Elopocalypse in quite a high state of adrenaline and inebriation.
Still haven’t figured out all the variables, but the presence inside of an economical case study is fortunately well-covered (and subject to a lot of shrill voices):
- Qt is no longer the API of choice. An extremely sad turn of events – I’ve spent the last two years making sure that the Qt-based interface set is indeed the foundation for a futureproof platform.
- Economist’s initial take raised a few eyebrows, this is not as clean and clear as the talking heads announced.
- Horace Dedieu’s list of previous Microsoft strategic partners makes for somber reading.
- Quirksmode provides me with a favorite new quote.
- Tomi Ahonen does not miss the point completely.
- Janne Jalkanen provides a good overview of things. For a guy who left the company ways back, the insight is in places formidably accurate.
Oh, the quote:
It’s impossible to overstate how completely fucked Nokia is when it comes to apps. Silverlight for native, IE7 for web. Hurray hu-bloody-rray. Will Symbian developers flock to Silverlight? I beg leave to doubt it. As to web developers and IE7, well, that doesn’t need any comment.
Some action on this front is urgently required. Qt? Unlikely. IE9? Microsoft is working on it, but I expect it end of this year at the earliest. Another browser, such as Opera? Unlikely; creating a browser in Silverlight is not the easiest of tasks.