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Understanding Glass: An SF perspective

When the IPhone (and later the IPad) arrived the first things people started comparing it to were things like the movie Minority Report for its interface, and also to the technologies used in Star Trek, with its many glossy black … Continue reading

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Wookie adds support for signed widgets – thanks to Google Summer of Code

This year for the first time we had a Google Summer of Code project in Apache Wookie¬†– Pushpalanka Jayawardhana took on the challenge of implementing the W3C XML Digital Signatures for Widgets specification, which describes how to sign and verify … Continue reading

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Converting Chrome Installed Web Apps into W3C Widgets

I was intrigued to find out what sort of formats the Chrome Web Store was using for its “installed web applications”, and discovered somewhat to my surprise it uses yet another packaging and manifest format! This is in addition to … Continue reading

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