leifs wrote:here in the forums there have been a buzz about this, and representatives from Kolor have expressed something like "flash is dead". in my opinion this a bit premature. and today I read a confirmation:
"The HTML Working Group" has issued a plan for html5, and in the summary it says
"Revise the draft HTML WG charter to indicate an HTML 5.0 Recommendation in 2014Q4 and an HTML 5.1 Recommendation in 2016Q4."
This is no misspelling, the plan says html 5.0 is planned to be released 2014Q4 !
For PTP-users this means that tours build as "html5-tours" may experience that it has to be rebuilt when the standard is finished. Tours built on preliminary html5 spesifications may work on one browser and not on others, as they interpret the html5 different before it is written i stone.
I have seen this many times over the years: hardware and software companies rushing to adopt a not-finished-standard. sometimes you have to throw away your hardware when the standard is established and your hardware can't be updated. for software, like PTP, the risk is that you will ave to rebuild a project.
see the plan for yourself at http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html
My own conclusion: rush slow !
klausesser wrote:but clients want to have it. Now. And theyÂ´re right: iPads are common devices in the communication-business as well as in sales and advertising.
leifs wrote:I have no clients.
It is my privilege to state: if you can't see my panos because you insist on using an Apple device I give a damn
leifs wrote:here is the browser statistics for my site. Androids is 1.9% so I won't invest much time for them.
btw: my phone is a Samsung SII running android 4.04 and it shows my flash panos without any problems.
leifs wrote:I see the need for tool-makers like krpano, Kolor, Opera to prepare for the change. I also see their trouble shooting at a moving target.
As a end-user I see no reason to join the race. In Windows 8 flash will do the tricks, so flash will be with us for quite some time.
klausesser wrote:And one of the first questions they ask: does it support HTML5? If you canÂ´t provide it - youÂ´re out. They see it strictly future-oriented.
Destiny wrote:emm.. For those clients who insist on html5, they will have to be advised that their options are very limited since its still very early days for this format. Also, none of the kolor software can be used until V2 I guess, or even if easypano where used, clients would need to be advised that there would be many restrictions..
Destiny wrote:and for those of us who would travel that road, they better buy a PC since Apple Macs have even more limitations with software options and as with Tour Weaver for Mac, its been over a year now since its says html5 is coming!.. But I guess clients can wait since html5 is the way forward...
Destiny wrote:But I guess the clients of these major advertising and media companies know best..
HansKeesom wrote:O no, Destiny and Klaus, not again, please
Destiny wrote:I simply said that html5 has limitations in software Klaus..
dptrit wrote:I was a little concerned to be investing in Panotour Pro with this battle raging.
dptrit wrote:Hi Klaus,
I invested anyway. And am very pleased with the ease of building the tours with Panotour Pro. The software is great. I am back on the flash bandwagon for the time being. And the software shined, especially after I built a tour yesterday that I could use to show on my iPad. Then it wouldn't show on my my Andriod phone! But I am sure it was something I did incorrectly.
Now if I could just get the little planet to work....
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