[kwlug-disc] RIM VP on apps and open source

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Wed Jan 18 14:44:51 EST 2012


On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 16:33, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
> Netflix sort of painted themselves into a corner with their Silverlight
> movie app, I think... maybe that's why they are so slow to spread to new
> platforms?  A smart move would be for RIM to offer to port the app for them
> for free, but maybe they have offered already and it didn't work out.  I'm
> not privy to their negotiations.

Netflix use Silverlight for streaming-to-PC via their website.
However, they have apps for iOS, Android, Wii, PS3, and a plethora of
other TV devices (WD Live, etc) that are very probably not
silverlight.

-- 
Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>



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