[App_rpt-users] IPAD and JAVA
Bryan D. Boyle
bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Thu Feb 9 08:17:12 EST 2012
On 2/8/12 8:19 PM, Fran wrote:
> I have an IPad and would like to run the Allstar Portal software however the Ipad does NOT support JAVA at this time, is there any app that might help.
Not in the predictable future. Nor flash. Not on this platform. And
considering the number of times in a week that Adobe seemingly pushes
out a security patch for flash, I'm thinking that our friends at Apple
were correct not to include that capability (and Adobe has announced
that it's migrating away from it...in favor of HTML5).
Java is a bloated (sorry, it is...reminds me of ADA) language that
doesn't fit well into the i-whatever ecosystem. It runs ok on the
full-size machines, but, I'm thinking that having it on a tablet or
iPhone would really push the envelope.
There are some work-arounds such as cloud-browse, but, you will then be
working through an intermediate layer to get to where you want to be,
which will have an impact on your performance.
Echolink for the iPad works just fine, though. Use it all the time. As
do a couple of other iax clients.
Just don't expect Java to show up (unless you jailbreak your device) any
Just my $.02.
In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.
Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.
You may quote me.
Sent from my MacBook Pro.
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