Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Joe Hewitt presentation on iUI (Video)

Category: iPhone, Presentation

Joe Hewitt popped down the road to talk about iUI, his look-native-on-the-iPhone framework, at Yahoo! HQ. This is a short, 15 minute presentation, that shows Joe providing an overview of how iUI works and how you can use it to jumpstart any iPhone-specific interfaces you’re considering for your web apps. He also provides an outstanding Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 am
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3.9 rating from 49 votes

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Building Brickslayer: Game Programming with Prototype but not the iPhone

Category: Games, iPhone, JavaScript, Prototype

I know it isn’t Friday, but this is a fun tutorial for any JavaScripter. Michal Wallace has written up a thorough step by step tutorial that walks you through the creation of Brickslayer using Prototype. Setting Up Shop: Tools you will need and initial versions of the source files. The Paddle: Our First Sprite: Creating Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 am

4.2 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

iPhone Update: Pickleview, Dojo Chat, iUI generation, Ajax Search and more

Category: iPhone, Mobile

iPhone development is continuing to sprint. We are seeing apps sprout out every minute or so, and various tools are coming online. Here is a short update that touches on some items that we have found of interest: PickleView PickleView is an application that mashes up twitter and baseball. If you are out somewhere with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am

3.5 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

iUI gets even better: cleanup and features

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Library, Mobile

Joe Hewitt has upgraded iUI with some cleanup, and a bunch of new features. The demo application will show you how it has come along. New Features New UI controls: List groups, on/off switches, and fieldsets that look like the iPhone “Settings” app Linking to external pages via Ajax: Links to external URLs are now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am

3.5 rating from 46 votes

Monday, July 9th, 2007

iPhoneDevCamp Wrapup Including IUI

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, WebKit

Internet time is amazing. Watching how the iPhoneDevCamp Barcamp experience created a Flash-mob of ~300 people is amazing. The event was fantastically organized, and everyone wanted to be there. I mean, if you give up your weekend for it, you want to be there. A lot of good things came out of the weekend. Christopher Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:08 am

3.5 rating from 13 votes

Friday, July 6th, 2007

iPhone Native Looking Skin

Category: iPhone, Mobile

The default look of a web page is pretty bad. Simple white background with ugly black lettering. Nothing nice. With the iPhone though, it doesn’t look half as bad, and now, thanks to Joe Hewitt (again) there is an even better base. You can simply use his native looking navigation skin to make your applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:55 pm

4.1 rating from 78 votes

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

iPhone Web Development Tips and Official Documentation Released

Category: iPhone, Mobile, WebKit

iPhone Web Development Tips and Official Documentation Released As soon as the iPhone was in developers hands on Friday they were hacking around. This involved doing a “for (var key in document)” and the like to see what was available. In an ideal world, Apple would have released a beautiful set of documentation for the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 am

4 rating from 51 votes

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

New York on Tap iPhone App

Category: iPhone, JavaScript

Christopher Lukic has created an iPhone application that has been optimized with the network issues in mind. It’s a bar and subway finder for New York City, and I implement a number of techniques to overcome some of the short coming of AT&T’s edge network. Virtually the entire site is composed from a single javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:35 am

3.5 rating from 26 votes

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

iPhone Javascript and spec benchmark

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Performance

John Murch has been running some benchmarks on both his iPhone and MacBook Pro to get a comparison . For example, JSSpeed: iPhone Try/Catch with errors 378 Layer movement 3078 Random number engine (Did not compute) Math engine 3474 DOM speed Testing… (998/1000) Array functions 1739 String functions 535 Ajax declaration 1089 Total Duration 10293 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

3.7 rating from 14 votes

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Firebug for iPhone

Category: iPhone, Mobile

It is no surprise that a bunch of news over the weekend has been related to developers spending time with the iPhone. We aren’t interested in “i love the iPhone” posts, but there are some interesting ones such as Firebug for iPhone. Joe Hewitt was sick thinking about debugging with alert() again, and didn’t want Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 pm

4 rating from 21 votes

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

iPhone Safari Notes and Quirks

Category: iPhone

Now we can get our hands on an iPhone, developers are testing out Safari to see what is actually available. How is the DOM? What events get fired? How does the keyboard send onkey* events? How is scrolling handled? How is the JavaScript support? Abe Fettig has been jotting down his notes, which include: Poking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:09 am

3.9 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

iPhone Development: Aptana and Morfik

Category: iPhone

People are clamoring on the iPhone buzz to get developers using their products for iPhone development. Two early IDE folk are Morfik and Aptana: Aptana iPhone Support We’ve released the first beta of our iPhone Development Plugin for the Aptana IDE. Since ‘Web 2.0’ is the development model of choice for the iPhone, and that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:29 pm

4 rating from 26 votes

Monday, June 25th, 2007

In defense of Ajax for the iPhone

Category: iPhone

Ryan Breen has been reading our coverage on the iPhone and has some opinions that he lays out in defense of Ajax for the iPhone. He comments on the latency issues, how offline storage can come into play, the place for Ajax frameworks, access to “native” features, and community, finishing with: But perhaps the most Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:19 am

4.1 rating from 18 votes

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

iPhone and Ajax: onpinch(), mac simulator, and Cringely

Category: GWT, iPhone, Mobile

The iPhone Ajax buzz continues. Joe Hewitt (Firebug) writes about the new multi-touch events that he hopes show up: I’ve read lots of people, while arguing for why iPhone web apps are lame, assert that web apps won’t be able to take advantage of the iPhone’s multi-touch screen. This is nonsense. I completely expect Apple Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.5 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Mobile Ajax News: iPhone and Opera Mini

Category: iPhone, Mobile

In Mobile Ajax new, more details on the iPhone were made available, and Opera released a beta of its Opera Mini 4 browser. Opera Mini 4 Opera has given us 10 reasons to love Opera Mini 4 which includes: Surf the Web in style “X marks the spot” — start at the right place Stay Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:15 am

3.2 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

iPhone Application List

Category: iPhone, WebKit

Some argue that the fact that using Safari is the “SDK” for the iPhone is a cop out. Other’s thing it is genius. One thing is for sure. There is already a list of iPhone applications being built, as shown by iPhone Application List. This is pretty impressive since hardly anyone even has the device Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

3.5 rating from 23 votes