First of all, as someone who works in modeling/program language design, a XML-based scripting language, really? This might have been a hot idea in the ’90s, but come on, nobody wants to program in XML. Admitted, I didn’t look into this platform beyond this ReadWriteWeb post, so they could have misunderstood. But if not: XML programming languages — stupid idea. Easy to parse, but beyond that, utterly stupid.
Then, the obvious question. Do we need yet another mobile platform? We have Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and more recently Apple’s iPhone platform and Google’s Android. What’s the new thing that AOL brings to the table other than integrating with AOL services that I never use? According to AOL:
Banner ads in mobile applications. Awesome.