Rumors Spread Of Apples New Flash Alternative [groovyNews]

Gianduia is an italian hazelnut chocolateCodenamed Gianduia, Apple is playing with a new browser-based web framework that is fast.  Really fast.  ClickToFlash developer Wolf Rentzsch said that Gianduia “essentially is browser-side Cocoa (including CoreData) + WebObjects, written in JavaScript by non-js-haters.”  In case you’re wondering where the name comes from, it’s an Italian hazelnut chocolate.  Ah, groovy!


Presently, while rumors may be spreading from popular blogs such as AppleInsider, I don’t suspect it’s much of a threat to Flash yet.  Currently, Gianduia is entirely JavaScript based. However Apple is working on their JavaScript replacement, and that’s when things may start to shift.  It’s not clear why Apple hates flash, but the current Gianduia they are using for their retail Site Genius bar is pretty groovy.

apple genius bar runs ganduia


Have you experienced Gianduia or another new Apple software?  Post in the comments below!



  1. Diabloo

    May 12, 2010 at 9:55 am

    so that means that they can do support flash in safari on iphone if they want but what the hell r they w8ing 4 ???

    • Vadim

      May 12, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      w8ing 4? Working for? Don’t follow.

      I think Apple is smart not to put the Adobe shit on their devices. Adobe flash and reader are nothing but crapware full of every security exploit known to man. Every time there’s a hack-a-thon guess what… the way into the device is through a frickin adobe exploit.

      +1 for apple on this one. Get the f*ck away from reader! I hope microsoft does the same thing soon! It’s time for flash to die!

      • goLfie

        May 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm

        I think Vadim pretty much hit the nail on the head. Flash sucks. It’s outdated and unsupported. Adobe gave it gang green and it needs to be cauterized.

        • Jerry

          June 19, 2010 at 6:29 am

          You guys are nuts, ha ha . . . Flash is too big to replace. Gee, guess what YouTube is based on Flash, dream on!

      • tonyle

        May 13, 2010 at 9:17 am

        Well Microsoft did try to dump .PDF anyway…. Say hello to XPS. That being said, they are a little late to the party so it’s going to be almost impossible for XPS to take any kind of market share.

        That being said, you can save documents in XPS format now in Office 2010 by default but Microsoft OS and IE is probably the only thing that can read it.

        And in regards to FLASH – Microsoft released Silverlight. Silverlight has been more successful than XPS (thanks to Netflix) but it still has a long way to go.

        So, Apple is not alone in trying to kill adobe. It’s just 1 more nail in the coffin for Adobe.

        • grooveDexer

          May 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm

          Silverlight is nice but it is still limited because it’s just a plug-in. If Microsoft were smart they would have natively included it with Windows 7 as part of the system, but then they would probably get taken to court again about something ridiculous like packaging their software within their own software…

          Also HTML5 looks very promising, just look at what Google did with it in their Voice webapp and youtube.

      • Diabloo

        May 14, 2010 at 5:29 am

        yeah i agree about the Reader

        4 me i use Foxit reader

        but now u cant install it without installing the f***king ASK bar

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