Monday, November 12th, 2007
A few renegades were actually building fantastic dhtml experiences. We could look up to Erik and Arv, and the many others who pushed the boundaries.
We were giving some talks on â€œBuilding killer web sites with dhtmlâ€ and we enjoyed surprisingly people with what was available, but the majority still didnâ€™t care. Then Ajax came along and the revolution started. Finally, we could get back to thinking about the user interface and general usability of Web based applications. We could care about the user again!
This is from a post on the new devphone.com, a new community site that hopes to do the same for Ajax, for mobile development. We believe that it is the time of a mobile development renaissance. The iPhone has pushed the boundaries, and Android is joining in the fun. People are already using their mobile devices to do so much, but it is time for really great interfaces to come to life as we have platforms that enable them.
To kick off the community we got to sit down with Joe Hewitt to discuss the iPhone Facebook app, how he develops on the platform, the iPhone in general, and what he would love to see from Apple. We also got to talk about the upcoming Android release and what he is looking to see out of that mobile platform.
Watch and listen to the interview below: