Add Walmart's VUDU streaming video service to the growing list of content companies creating HTML5 web apps for iPad to neatly step around Apple's revenue sharing requirements.
No word yet on whether or not it works with AirPlay, and as our commenters repeatedly -- and rightly -- point out, if you do "Add to Home Screen" you don't get multitasking background support, so it's not yet an ideal solution.
Still, Apple and Steve Jobs have repeatedly said that HTML5 is iOS' second great development platform. Nice to see more and more companies calling them on it.
Will you do the VUDU that you do over web app for iPad?
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Thanks, Hedley Lamarr.
rent movies for $2 per movie for 2 nights. yeah, netflix competitor my @$$
If the movies were $1 ea. for hd streaming I would consider it.
its an amazon/itunes competitor, not a netflix competitor. their new movie prices are the same as amazon and iTunes. their older movie prices are $2 for 2 nights, not a bad deal...but I'd rather redbox it. amazon video on demand is still the winner in my book. I rented black swan, Harry Potter:atdh, Tron Legacy, and other new releases for $0.99 because they have daily
and weekend deals. ....they need to make a web app already sheesh.
Yes it works with Airplay, well at least the option is available. I watched a couple of trailers and it presented with the Airpay option
"Nice to see more and more companies calling them on it."
+1 dude! HTML5 might just cause an exodus from App Store, the reverse of what Apple wants regardless of their HTML5 push because they can't control the web.
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