Profile of David BerlindChief Content Officer, UBM TechWeb
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Articles by David Berlind
posted in May 2010
Mortal enemies one day. Bedfellows the next. That's how it felt at the Google I/O 2010 conference when, in the course of two days, Google drove two stakes (HTML5 and VP8) through the heart of Adobe's Flash, and then announced unflagging support for Adobe, particularly in its battle against Apple.
If HTML5 is the Web application platform of the future (as Google and Apple would very much like it to be), then Jolicloud founder Tariq Krim's vision that netbooks should essentially boot straight to the Web (as though the Web was their operating system) could signal a trend for where the operating systems of PCs and smartphones are heading.
While it may look and feel like Microsoft Access, Caspio.com is most definitely not Microsoft Access. But it does many of the things that Microsoft Access promises to do for its users, only from the cloud. While at the Cloud Connect conference, TechWeb.com Editor-in-Chief David Berlind captured a demo of Caspio on video from the company's CEO Frank Zamani.
Can you really develop mobile applications for iPhones, iPads, Android-based devices and BlackBerries with nothing more than Web-browser? Yapper thinks so and gave TechWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind a demo of how it works at Web 2.0 Expo 2010 in San Francisco.