Talk:1367: Installing

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explainxkcd has it pretty easy with this one since the comic explains a lot of itself. Maybe explain what a smartphone is and how apps work? 05:28, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

For some reason, this reminded me of the old Snaptu app. ( 07:02, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Maybe it should be mentioned that sometimes you DON'T want to auto-install every application and give it access to all your phone resources. Because, you know, malware. -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:47, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

I wonder why he chose cookies over localStorage... seems like localStorage does a better job of storing configs. greptalk12:06, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

document.cookies was invented before localStorage. -- 22:19, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Firefox OS can technically do this, and technically does this. greptalk12:07, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Web pages and native apps still has a few essential differences that prevent us to interchange them practically, at least for now. The latter can be compiled and optimized into binaries that executes performantly on the specific device/platform. Current web standards don't make pages/sites/apps this way, the web browser needs to load the text codes then interpret and run them on the fly, which is much slower. 08:33, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Native apps on PCs? Sure. But on phones? Apps on phones rarely contains any native code and in fact often ARE written in web-compatible languages. I mean in java or javascript. Also, in many situations, combination of extremely optimized Java virtual machine and poorly optimized native code results in interpreted code running FASTER that compiled one. Not speaking about fact that not many applications NEEDS to run so fast - they spend most time waiting for disk, net, user input or screen refresh anyway. -- Hkmaly (talk) 10:22, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
On windows/Mac most programs are distributed as binaries - already compiled to support a wide variety of platforms, very rarely do they contain control-paths for specific hardware implementations. Java on the other hand: It gets compiled at runtime and can get hardware specific optimisations (and if the JRE detects critical sections it will dedicate more time and resources on optimizing that part making it even faster). Javascript also can get compiled, depending on the webpage this can also be done on the server-side as to make it harder to manipulate the js. 10:20, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

The phrase "[...] a phone that has every app "installed" [...]" from Cueball's dialogue seems to conflict with the explanation. I understood it as the phone would have all the apps installed, but with only the "header" data. In the Android context, I suppose that would be the AndroidManifest.xml. In the Windows context, I suppose that would be the registry entries. 00:30, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

progressive web apps[edit]

seem similar to this