Mobile


Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Mobile Browsers: Increased innovation?

Category: Browsers, Mobile

Opera Mini made it into the Apple Store yesterday. People weren’t sure if it would make it in (as it duplicates functionality from Apple) but it did. This is good news. From playing with it myself, I feel a little like @gruber but what is more interesting to me is that there is room for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 am
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3.8 rating from 13 votes

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

MooTouch: jQTouch has a Moo-y contender

Category: Mobile, MooTools

Jacky Nguyen was behind a new website ExpatLiving from Singapore, and as he built out a nice view for iPhone and mobile Webkit folks, he implemented MooTouch. It is still in an early stage, and is asking for input: MooTouch is a cutting-edge JavaScript framework built on top of MooTools that truly brings the experiences Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am
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4 rating from 42 votes

Monday, March 15th, 2010

A Better Mobile Web; What else?

Category: Mobile

Cedric Dugas feels so passionate about fixed positioning in WebKit that he created A Better Mobile Web to talk about it: The Problem It is impossible to have an element fixed in CSS on the page in the mobile Webkit browser. When you are surfing the web on your phone, webkit opens the page completely Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am
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4.3 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Are you feeling touchy?

Category: Mobile

Reposted from my personal blog where I tinker with the Web. I tweet about this stuff here. As you move to a new platform, it is interesting to watch your brain morph over time. I remember switching from Windows to Mac. At first the fonts looked blurry and weird. The mouse pointer didn’t weight right. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:20 am
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2.8 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

PastryKit: An iPhone Webdev Library from … Apple

Category: iPhone, Library, Mobile

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:31 pm
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4.3 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

PhoneGap Updated to Support Palm webOS Apps

Category: Mobile

The PhoneGapteam announced yesterday that they’ve got support for Palm’s webOS Mojo API. PhoneGap API’s available to Palm devices include geolocation, accelerometer, notification, orientation, sms, telephony, network, file (read only), and a limited selection of device properties (see the PhoneGap Mobile Spec running on the Palm Emulator to the left). Essentially a JavaScript shim that Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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4.1 rating from 21 votes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Full Frontal ’09: PPK on Mobile Quirks and Practices

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

PPK talks up the excitement of mobile web development, then brings the mood down a notch by listing the overwhelming array of browsers to be targeted! Quirksmode says it all. This talk is about quirks in mobile development, and some of the solutions out there. Mobile CSS Quirks So many platforms. Take just WebKit; there’s Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:58 am
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3.9 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

WebOS Developer Event – Roundup

Category: Mobile

Editor’s Note: Michael did a great job jotting down notes at our developer event in London, and we appreciate him taking the time to do a writeup. Some of the notes have been taken out of context, so we wanted to clarify: We started with a talk on the the future of the mobile Web. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:01 pm
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1.7 rating from 68 votes

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Mobile WebKit Compatibility

Category: Browsers, Mobile

PPK has cried “There is no WebKit on mobile!” as he posts new compatibility tables that test WebKit across desktop and mobile: I compare 19 WebKits in order to prove that there is no “WebKit on Mobile” and to figure out which one is the best. My hope is that eventually I’m going to gain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:51 am
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3.1 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Gmail Mobile team talks Latency and Code Loading

Category: Google, Mobile, Tip

Bikin Chiu of the Gmail Mobile team picks up the HTML5 series with a piece on reducing startup latency. It starts off by talking about lazily loading code via the old favorites of adding a <script> to the DOM, or XHR+eval, but then it gets beyond the typical and discusses the nuance of mobile + Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:09 am
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3.2 rating from 21 votes

Monday, August 31st, 2009

jQTouch releases new version of mobile goodness

Category: Mobile

We posted on jQTouch, the jQuery based iUI-esque toolkit that David Kaneda created. Today they have released a new version which improves on their extensible system with: Improved 3D flip transition Callback events throughout for page transitions, swipe events, and orientation changes Included demos: Clock, To-do, Main functional demo Theming: Currently has Apple and jQTouch Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:24 am
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3.9 rating from 48 votes

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

iPhone 3GS runs faster than claims, if you go by SunSpider

Category: Mobile, Performance

Rana Sobhany of Medialets has posted on Sun Spider benchmarks of the iPhone 3GS as well as other devices which shows off the performance angle of 3GS: The WebKit Open Source Project provides a JavaScript test Suite dubbed SunSpider. According to the description on the SunSpider home page, “this benchmark tests the core JavaScript language Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:03 pm
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4.1 rating from 35 votes

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Titanium gets hardened with new beta that features Mobile and more

Category: Mobile

Appcelerator has announced a Titanium beta that adds to their desktop vision with new APIs and developer tool but also allows you to create mobile applications using HTML/CSS/JavaScript (and in fact Ruby, Python, …) that run on iPhone and Android. You can take a look at what it takes to develop for desktop and mobile Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am
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4 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Google talking about HTML 5 and the Mobile Web

Category: Google, Mobile

The Google Mobile folks talked about the new Gmail Mobile launch that uses HTML 5 technology to speed up the experience, and work offline. On the developer side of the house we get to see a little teaser of what the team will be sharing with us: Of course we didn’t get there without a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:20 am
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4.2 rating from 19 votes

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Palm Pre at Web 2.0 Expo

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

Close to 5pm, and you started to see a huge snaky line making its way to the keynote area where Palm was about to have a reception and short announcement. People were jazzed to hear more about the Pre, and Michael Abbott was there to open up access to developers: Today, Palm expanded the Mojo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:30 am
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3.9 rating from 24 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
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3.5 rating from 54 votes