Apple Inc. has announced its plans to use WebGL technology on its mobile advertising platform iAds. The decision to adopt the 3D Web graphics technology by Apple is contradictory to Google’s decision to avoid it as it deems it too risky to be used.
Apple representatives have made it clear that this technology will not be available publically for the mobile iOS 5 and will remain accessible only for iAds developers who can now integrate attractive 3D flash ads on applications they design and upload to the online Apple store.
With WebGL technology developers can easily integrate 2D and 3D ads on their applications which will be displayed on the user’s iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices.
It is unclear as to why Apple is limiting the scope of WebGL technology to advertisements on iOS 5. Although according to sceptics there is a possibility of Apple rolling out this technology to Safari in personal computers.
Apple’s support for WebGL provides little relief to this new technology as security firm Context Information Security along with Microsoft has raised serious doubt about its hard-to-fix vulnerabilities. There is so far no comment from Apple regarding the vulnerability of this technology and the company is keen on pushing forward its idea of integrating it to its iAds platform.