Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
You can take a look at what it takes to develop for desktop and mobile in this screencast from Kevin Whinnery:
From watching the Titanium Developer tool at work, you can quickly see that it is nicely taking care of you, the Web developer, as you go through the process of dealing with phones. Dealing with the SDKs from Apple and Android can be messy business and the tool really tries to make it much more seamless. The same can be said for the packaging and deployment process.
It is great to see yet another product that comes along to help Web developers take their existing skills and have them work on mobile platforms. Personally, the thought of going to Objective-C land isn’t a pleasant one for me, so this and PhoneGap make total sense. If other platforms such as Android and hopefully webOS catch on, then it will make even more sense to go cross platform. Who better to write code on difference devices that Web devs since we have to deal with it every day ;)
Need a visual builder? You could take the upcoming 280 Atlas, use Interface Builder or Atlas itself, and deploy your app to the phone. Great times for the Web platform.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am