webOS is no good for gaming, says an iPhone developer

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webOS is no good for gaming, says an iPhone developer
Although we knew that games are in development for the Pre, it seems the the webOS platform still has a long way to go until it is ready to support high-quality graphics and complex gameplay elements, such as those found in certain games for iPhone (let alone the 3GS). The main reason for this, as iPhone dev Craig A. Hunter states, is the web-oriented environment provided by the current webOS SDK beta, which got available some days ago. Actually, the biggest problem is that developers do not have access to OpenGL as of now, although the Pre supports it. In addition, the current 4 Hz sampling of raw accelerometer data seems to be pretty insufficient, compared to the required minimum of 20 Hz for accelerometer-controlled apps.

Have no fear though, as PreCentral has got a Palm job listing unearthed, revealing that the company is seeking for a Game Frameworks Engineer who would help improve the platform’s gaming capabilities. With that said, we should also point out that Apple didn’t have the breathtaking visual up and running right from the start either.

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source: Craig A. Hunter via EngadgetMobile and PreCentral

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21 Comments

1. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Criticsm from an iPhone developer on a any other device than the iPhone is irrelevant. Way to keep us updated!

2. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

amen!

6. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

You gotta love how he said one of the drawbacks were the apps are all web-based. Right.........except for the part about running natively on the os with no web connection or browser required.

21. pa156287

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

iphone sucks!!!!!!!!!!

3. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-How would anyone expect WebOS to have the same quality gaming as the 2 years old Iphone OS. Apple is a multi Billion $$ company and there's no way Palm will be able to take em down...but they seems pretty concerned about the Pre which has a pretty good momentum so far. One thing i know for sure, Puzzle game using words will be pretty cool using the keyboard.

4. The Godfather unregistered

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7. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

have you seriously ever thought about the words that you use before you click post? honestly...i'm not trying to bash you or anything. but is it really necessary to say all that? especially calling phonearena a f*ggot...thats real mature

9. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

"im not trying to insult you sir, but you are a terrible person"

10. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-That's "The Godfather" for you...!!

11. The Godfather unregistered

LMFAO I am a terrible person? Because of what I post on this bullshit site? Fuck you and the holy wagon you rode in on

12. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

I was mocking comment #7. How he said he wasnt trying to bash someone and in the same breath bashed them.

15. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-If the site is BS..why even bother being here...and read stuff!

5. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

this is the first time in a while i really enjoyed reading the comments left on this website. Godfather.... you da man

16. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I know, right? lol.

8. davidneary01

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

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13. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

YES!!!!! Wait....I hate mcdonalds, BURGER KING FTW!!!

17. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

subway FTW!!!

14. noahbf

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

So..? a mobile phone game has never been able to keep my attention for more than 5 minutes.. :/

19. alux0417

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 07, 2009

what games are you playing anyway?

18. alux0417

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 07, 2009

This is the most unbiased remark of the Pre coming from--who else--but an iPhone developer. (sarcasm intended)

20. MTLance unregistered

OMG, I think Apple is shaking, that's why they make bullcr*p comments, although I have the 3GS, but I think Apple is really in trouble if the Pre turns out better. i.e. video recording, gaming, matured app world, etc. Apple could be in big trouble.

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