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

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Wed Jan 18 16:50:46 EST 2012


On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 02:44:51PM -0500, Chris Irwin wrote:
> 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.

Ahh.... thanks.  So then... I don't get it.  What's causing the delay for the
PlayBook?

- Chris




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