Yahoo Grabs A Drink

by Ermie C
This article is about how Yahoo is creating an easier way to create applications for the mobile framework and the great thing about it is that it’s open source. It’s purpose is to make it a lot easier to create applications for multiple platforms like iOS, Android, and personal computers. Yahoo is saying that it’s better because it solves the problem of sending and receiving data to and from devices. The name of this framework is called Mojito. This was created in November and is recently under the BSD license to become open source. Also, from recent applications, Mojito has been used mainly for creating apps for newspapers and magazines on the iPad and the app is called “Livestand”. This is actually part of the bigger project of Yahoo called “Cocktail”. This is because of the struggle that Yahoo has been having with the competition of Google. They want to create something that will maybe help boosts their “ratings” because they are rumored to be in a takeover.

I liked this article because I used to be a big fan of Yahoo. However, with the many capabilities of Google , I kind of made my own transition to Google. There’s a lot functions that Yahoo could do, but it gets complicated because they will always be seen as second place. This has to do with the class because it’s making it apparently easier for developers to create apps with html and css. Obviously knowing code is different, however, if there’s amateur developers this would be a great way to create some applications for smart phones. Yahoo has started to be seen as a struggling company because there’s really nothing that make people want to go use Yahoo. However, the future will always be unclear, and maybe Mojito and Cocktail, will be a great party starter for their business.

References:
Scott, C. (2012, April 2). Yahoo Serves Mojito for Web App Development. PC World. Retrieved April 15, 2012, from http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/253008/yahoo_serves_mojito_for_web_app_development.html

1 thought on “Yahoo Grabs A Drink”

  1. Pretty awesome to see a big company like Yahoo taking the open source approach. I’ve always been a big fan of the open source movement, so the more support it gets, the better imo. It’ll be nice to have a professionally made free tool to mess around with for students like me that have no experience in developing mobile apps, and want to mess around. Let’s just hope they weren’t as hammered as the name implies during development.

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