Apple's quietly deploying a new Web technology that could help it combat Silverlight and Flash: SproutCore.
It's this use of SproutCore that makes the apps demoed for MobileMe last week appear so similar -- in looks and behavior -- to their desktop equivalents.
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This also speeds up development and offers a variety of other usage and server-side improvements in comparison to some other rich Internet creation apps.
SproutCore was demonstrated to 600 developers at WWDC last week.
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