Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Smart GWT 2.4 Released

Category: GWT, iPhone

Smart GWT 2.4 has been released and, as expected, they are jumping on the HTML5 and iOS/Touch bandwagon. The fact that the touch support doesn’t require code changes for existing apps is most welcome. Also, the mention of the upcoming Smart GWT Mobile with “pixel perfect iOS look and feel” sounds intriguing. Many have tried, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:12 pm

3.4 rating from 11 votes

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Snow Reports: One app written. Deployed to iPhone, Android, webOS

Category: iPhone, Mobile, WebOS

Steve Gill of Nitobi has posted about a PhoneGap application called SnowReports. The application is open source and forkable on GitHub and shows how you can take a mobile Web application and port it between iPhone, Android, and webOS (and PhoneGap itself can even go beyond to other platforms such as Nokia/Blackberry). Steve also put Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:10 am

2.5 rating from 4 votes

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Harmony: Canvas Drawing Tool

Category: Canvas, iPhone, Showcase

Harmony is a new drawing tool, a HTML5/Canvas experiment with great potential. It provides some unique brush styles, and can produce some great-looking charcoal pencil style sketches, among other things. Better to try it out than explain it in words. Creator Mr. Doob (Richard Cabello) explains how he used Canvas to make it darker the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:50 am

4.4 rating from 66 votes

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Mouseovers on Touch Devices

Category: Apple, Editorial, Flash, iPhone

Most of the thinking on iPad’s exclusion of Flash has been focused on battery life, performance, stability, or control of the application market, but here’s a Flash developer who’s thinking differently. Morgan Adams argues it’s all about the mouseover, and he raises a point that is just as relevant to rich Javascript apps. Many (if Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:35 am

3.4 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

PastryKit: An iPhone Webdev Library from … Apple

Category: iPhone, Library, Mobile

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:31 pm

4.3 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Swipe away, then quickly flip with simple jQuery plugins

Category: iPhone, jQuery

Ryan Scherf has created a simple jQuery plugin that “uses Mobile Safari’s built in touch events to allow jQuery binding of swipe events to any DOM element. You can override the swipeLeft and swipeRight defaults functions to create your own custom process when the gesture is detected.” It can be used as simple as: < Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am

2.4 rating from 45 votes

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Someone at Apple, please review stance on PhoneGap

Category: Editorial, iPhone

We are big fans of PhoneGap, the “open source development tool for building fast, easy mobile apps with JavaScript” including apps that run on the iPhone platform. The PhoneGap team has been winning awards and developers like it. However, we have just heard that some applications using PhoneGap have been targetted by the Apple review Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 pm

4.1 rating from 51 votes

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

jQTouch: a mobile WebKit JavaScript framework

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Library, Mobile

David Kaneda has created jQTouch a “jQuery plugin with native animations, auto list navigation, and default application styles for Mobile WebKit browsers like iPhone, G1, and Pre.” Features Setup jQTouch can now be initialized with one function: < View plain text > javascript $(document).jQTouch({    icon: ‘jqtouch.png’,    statusBar: ‘black-translucent’ }); This function writes all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:02 am

3.5 rating from 54 votes

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

iPhone 3.0 now with SquirrelFish Extreme?

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Mobile

James Churchman did a quick bit of detective work and pointed the iPhone 3.0 simulator on the WebKit detector that we blogged about in the past. The new showed this: Compared to the old version:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am

3.7 rating from 15 votes

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Windows iPhone Simulator

Category: iPhone

There’s no way to emulate the iPhone on Windows, but Shaun Sullivan has the next best thing: taking a Windows build of WebKit and embedding it inside an iPhone-like Chrome. It’s not perfect, but it’s as close as Windows users are going to get for now–and is very handy for checking how your site will Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:00 am

3.6 rating from 78 votes

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

HTML5 Features in latest iPhone; Application Cache and Database

Category: Database, HTML, iPhone, Mobile, Standards

Brad Neuberg told me about two cool additions to the iPhone that now use HTML5 features: Safari JavaScript Database Programming The HTML 5 specification provides a new mechanism for client-side data storage: JavaScript database support. HTML 5 is currently in development by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). JavaScript database support is available Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 am

3.9 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

S5 Presentations with CSS Transitions

Category: Ajax, CSS, iPhone

Shawn Lauriat hacked CSS Transition support into the presentation app S5. Now he has posted slides from one of his talks that uses the functionality. See how you can add fun (or annoying ;) transitions to your S5 prezos, even on the iPhone:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:48 am
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3.5 rating from 24 votes

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Interactive iPhone Console using JSCocoa

Category: Debugging, iPhone, JavaScript

KUMAGAI Kentaro has created a JSCocoa based interactive console for the iPhone: I’ve been struggling with transform property of UIView for long time. at last, I’ve decided to create UIMonkey that allows to manipulate the variables by trial and error through HTTP in Javascript with SpiderMonkey. Few days after I’ve started the project, I found Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:12 am
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3.2 rating from 9 votes

Friday, November 21st, 2008

iPhone for JavaScript Developers

Category: iPhone, Mobile

John has done a really good job at wrapping up information on the various options for JavaScript developers on the iPhone platform. He discusses the various approaches: JiggyApp: JiggyApp provides a full API for developing an application – apparently separate from most of the typical APIs. Arguably, though, the code ends up being relatively usable Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 am

3.6 rating from 14 votes

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Using UIWebView (WebKit) in your iPhone App

Category: iPhone, Mobile

Dr Nic has shared his experiences using WebKit to implement part of your iPhone app (in his case SurfView): Negatives – (void)webViewDidFinishLoad:(UIWebView *)webView is slow. “You’re running an interpreter (JavaScript runtime) on top of a device with a small CPU and small memory. Go figure.” The JavaScript bridge does not appear to block the main Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

3.9 rating from 17 votes

Friday, November 7th, 2008

CSS-VFX: CSS Visual Effects Tutorials and Components

Category: Apple, iPhone

We’ve talked a bit about Apple’s extensions to HTML and CSS; <canvas> has of course gone on to much fame and fortune. Charles Ying pointed us to his CSS-VFX project which aims to be a collection of components and code examples that illustrate the power of CSS Visual Effects. So far, only 1 gem that Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

3.5 rating from 11 votes