Could HTML 5 stick a size 11 Doc Marten through the apps store?

   23/04/2010 at 08:52       Phil May       4 COMMENTS.
Source - Touch Arcade / Akihabara
 - HTML 5, Akihabara, Free games, 8 bit, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Flash support on mobile Apple platforms (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) is missing for one reason and one reason only. If you could suddenly download and play a whole bunch of free Flash games and applications, and develop apps on any platform, what on earth would you need the iTunes apps store for?

With this in mind, a bunch of developers have been putting together games in a subset of HTML5 - an extension to HTML geared up for moving visual information around.

The project, known as Akihabara (after that most desirable tech district in Japan), runs in any modern browser giving you free games, and more importantly a few tools to allow you to develop your own 8-bit style extravaganzas.

The project does not require Apple's approval, games don't need to go through the lengthy and laborious publishing process and though developers probably won't make a lot of cash from 'em, there's certainly a lot more of a rebellious and innovative air about the project than you'll see in the average cheap apps infesting the iTunes store of late.

Hop on over to the site (through the link at the top of this article) to see more and play some of those games yourself.

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