Friday, March 7th, 2008
Man, I was wrong in my post on what about us? and the iPhone SDK. All I knew about was the VP of Phone Software saying “we have stuff coming”, but there is a lot more that that, it is just not mentioned in many places.
If you head over to the iPhone DevCenter (registration required) you will find a video titled “iPhone SDK for Web Developers” that goes into detail.
When you watch it you will see a ton of great stuff:
- Gestures: ongesturestart, ongesturechange, on gestureend
- Other actions: pinching, rotating, swiping
- Full screen mode (no more chrome)
- A lot of the cool stuff from WebKit nightlies (HTML 5 goodness)
Fantastic news. For a minute I worried that Apple would try to lure in us Web folk to learn Objective-C and Cocoa to grow that platform, but it looks like they are giving the mobile Web love as well as the native APIs. You just have to fork up $99.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:40 pm