Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Exclusive iPhone in Action Chapter Downloads

Category: iPhone

Now that the NDA has been released, book publishers are finally able to get out their wares. Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline have written iPhone in Action, and have kindly given the Ajaxian community free downloads of a couple of the early access chapters: SDK Programming for Web Developers delves into the introduction to Objective-C Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:26 am
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2.6 rating from 9 votes

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

iPhone Web Apps running at full screen

Category: iPhone, Mobile

I am so happy that the NDA mess is over! Clancy has written about how you can have your iPhone Web app run in full screen and has a demo app that shows it off: < View plain text > HTML <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width; initial-scale=1.0; maximum-scale=1.0; user-scalable=0;" /> <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes" /> <meta names="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="black-translucent" Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:03 pm

3.2 rating from 36 votes

Monday, September 29th, 2008

iPhone Safari 3D Navigation Menu

Category: iPhone, Mobile

Ben Putman has put together a nice iPhone Safari 3D navigation menu example that shows off the transforms and events available on the latest mobile Safari. Ben told us: In thinking of an interesting test, I’ve created a menu that you can rotate across a fixed y-axis with touch, allowing you to spin the menu Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 am

2.1 rating from 69 votes

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

PhoneGap: “AIR for the iPhone”

Category: iPhone

Dave Johnson calls PhoneGap “AIR for the iPhone” because this nice little hack, first created at an iPhone BarCamp, wraps the Web view with a container. This container gives the view access to APIs available on the device, that may not be available yet via WebKit alone. AIR provides a similar container for Flash and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am

3.6 rating from 24 votes

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

SVG working on the iPhone

Category: iPhone, Mobile, SVG

Dylan Schiemann wrote about how disappointing it was that the iPhone didn’t support SVG: Safari on the iPhone does not currently have support for SVG. Safari 3 beta on Mac and Windows is currently the best browser on the planet for SVG performance, so this is a somewhat disappointing omission. We are hopeful that by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am

3.2 rating from 11 votes

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

iPhone Web App: Spin the Bottle

Category: iPhone, Mobile

Tomi Mickelsson has created a fun iPhone Web App called Spin the Bottle. You know, a Web app, not one that has to get into the Apple store. You can check it out on the iPhone/Touch/emulator and you will see how Tomi uses the iPhone specific APIs, such as: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:24 am

3.1 rating from 23 votes

Monday, September 8th, 2008

3D CSS Transforms on the iPhone

Category: iPhone, Mobile

iPhone apps get a lot of attention and press and understandably so. For a lot of iPhone app developers, these tiny apps can turn into a tremendous cash cow making development for the phone platform invaluable. But considering that the iPhone is running Safari on it, it’s surprising that we haven’t seen a whole lot Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:54 am

3.7 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Squirreling out the Fish on the iPhone

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Mobile, Performance

< View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript"> function recurse(n) {     if (n > 0) {         return recurse(n – 1);     }     return 0; }   try {     // recurse(43687);  // Highest that works for me in WebKit             Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
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4.1 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

iPhone Safari Flick Navigation By Example

Category: iPhone, Mobile

Matthew Congrove took some time to play with the iPhone SDK, but it wasn’t his bag, so he decided to go back to building a Web application for the iPhone, and was pleasantly surprised with the updates to Safari that enabled new things: In the midst of all my research for help I stumbled across Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:20 am

4.3 rating from 58 votes

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

GreasePocket: More grease on your iPhone

Category: iPhone

Although my iPhone screen has enough grease on it, we are now seeing some that is useful. GreasePocket is a Greasemonkey/Kit-like plugin that allows you to write userscripts for your iPhone. Not only can you access the DOM and such, but you can access device APIs themselves. Thus, you could write a GreasePocket script that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:28 am
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2.5 rating from 15 votes

Monday, July 21st, 2008

iPhone Native Apps vs. iPhone Web Apps

Category: iPhone

John Allsop wrote a long piece over at Web Directions South with some thoughts on writing native iPhone apps versus web-based iPhone apps. The obvious flaw in his piece is that he only looked at free iPhone applications and from that subset concluded that almost everything the native apps do could be done with web Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:40 am

4.1 rating from 19 votes

Monday, July 14th, 2008

iPhone Web: Multitouch JavaScript “Virtual Light Table”

Category: iPhone

The video above is Tom Robinson, one of the 280 North fellas who is smart enough to port Cocoa to the Web, showing us his multitouch “virtual light table” using the JavaScript APIs nicely documented by SitePen, as well as Apple. His ~100 lines of code uses the new CSS transforms handles all of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:17 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Friday, July 11th, 2008

iPhone Web Goodies: Drag and Drop with Touch, Resize and Rotate with Gestures

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Showcase

The video above shows a simple showcase application that Neil Roberts of SitePen created and wrote about. He testing out the new APIs such as the touch API where he worked with drag and drop: < View plain text > javascript node.ontouchmove = function(e){   if(e.touches.length == 1){ // Only deal with one finger   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:16 am

3.4 rating from 38 votes

Remember the Web Apps; Don’t forget the first iPhone baby today

Category: iPhone, JavaScript

We see the birth of the second baby when it comes to building and running apps on the iPhone. People have already spent almost $100k in the first few hours of the AppStore not being open, so tomorrow is likely to be a great day for Apple, and developers, as people run around clicking on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am

3 rating from 26 votes

Monday, April 21st, 2008

iPhone Remote Debugger

Category: iPhone, Mobile, Utility

Jon Brisbin is a Java programmer doing iPhone development, and decided to scratch his own itch for a better iPhone remote debugger, creating iPhoneDebug: The iPhone Debug Consle is meant to give greater visibility and interactivity on your iPhone/iPod Touch while doing development. I grew frustrated having to go through the “include console.log statement then Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am

3.8 rating from 18 votes

Monday, April 7th, 2008

iPhone WebKit Goodness: 3D CSS Transforms and ontouch events

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Library, Mobile

Apple is secretive. I normally don’t mind so much, as they always come through on yet another cool Mac product. If I could know one thing though, it wouldn’t be when the next Macbook Pro is coming out, or when we will see the 3G iPhone. Instead, I wish I knew the attentions in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.1 rating from 22 votes