Mobile


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
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3.7 rating from 15 votes

Friday, March 13th, 2009

PPK on Mobile Browser Compatibility

Category: Mobile

Peter-Paul Koch (AKA ppk) has truly provided a tremendous service to the development community over the years building one of the most important resources in determining compatibility of web standards among the major browsers, the Compatibility Master Table. This resource is referenced often by developers and publications and is exhaustively granular in its data. With Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 5:03 pm
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4.1 rating from 27 votes

What is PhoneGap?

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

Ben and I have been promoting PhoneGap as a great solution for Web developers to create applications with the technology they know and love, without having to jump off of the cliff to other proprietary worlds. PhoneGap is still new, but gets more impressive every day. The team is getting more interested, and put together Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am
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3.9 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Google Maps on Palm Pre; Gmail on iPhone

Category: HTML, Mobile

Vic Gundotra, my former VP at Google, gave some great demonstrations of HTML 5 and the Mobile Web the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He showed off the Palm Pre device running a Web application on their platform: Video courtesy of PreCommunity.com Gmail Demo on iPhone and HTC Magic Then he showed Gmail Offline running Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:55 am
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3.3 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

webOS and Mojo framework for Palm Pre; Finally get some info

Category: Mobile

Fancy writting a Web application on the architecture above? Since announcing the Palm Pre we have seen a lot of people wondering about the goods under the hood. We now have an online reference to check out. Once you get past the high level stuff, you get to the meat: Stages and Scenes Palm’s user Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:53 am
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3.7 rating from 23 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
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3.9 rating from 25 votes

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

webkitMobile.dojo.js: shrink it up

Category: Mobile

It turns out that Alex was responds in detail on his own work. He was playing around with the question: What would Dojo look like if it was WebKit only? He ended up with webkitMobile.dojo.js which is 26-29% smaller (depending on compression). The big size wins (in decreasing order) were: Moving to a QSA-only version Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:17 am
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3.2 rating from 18 votes

Friday, January 16th, 2009

XUI: A JavaScript Library for Mobile Devices

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

Brian Leroux and some of the PhoneGap team have created XUI, a JavaScript library aimed at mobile development. Why? We hear your words. Why another JavaScript framework?! When development of PhoneGap was under way we noticed slow load times for modern JavaScript frameworks (such as Prototype, MooTools, YUI, Ext and (yes) even jQuery. A big Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am
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4 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Nokia Web Runtime; Aptana plugin available

Category: Aptana, Mobile

The mobile Web is getting increasingly interesting. Nokia has put another hat in the ring with their new Nokia Web Runtime that embeds WebKit into S60 phones: Widgets — you’re familiar with them from the desktop. Small, focused web applications that are easy to install and use. Perfect for the small screen. Nokia has extended Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am
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3.6 rating from 22 votes

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Palm Mojo uses Dojo? View the source

Category: Mobile

Ken Sheppardson was checking out the CES video on the Palm Pre and when viewing the source, ran across what appears to be the Mojo framework code. It appears that Dojo is used as a base for this, as you can see via many dojo.provides (e.g. dojo.provide(“mojo.log”);). If you check out the source you will Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am
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4.2 rating from 29 votes

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

OilCan: Grease up your Android browser

Category: Java, JavaScript, Mobile

Jeffrey Sharkey has created OilCan a thin wrapper on top of the WebKit shipping on Android that allows you to install userscripts that allow you to access to Android “Intents”. Intents are very nice abstractions that allow you to access large components and reuse them in different ways. Romain Guy has a nice post on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am
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4 rating from 6 votes

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Kojax? Huh?

Category: .NET, Microsoft, Mobile

Mary Jo Foley has an article called Move over, Ajax. Here comes Microsoft’s ‘Kojax’. The thing is, I don’t get what it actually is: Kojax is a mobile development platform, according to my sources, that will allow Microsoft- — and third-party-developed — applets run in an Ajax-like way, using a combination of Visual Studio tools Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:00 am
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2.6 rating from 66 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
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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
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3.9 rating from 17 votes

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Fennec (Mobile Firefox) Alpha 1 Released

Category: Browsers, Mobile

Mark Finkle has announced the first alpha release of Mozilla’s mobile web browser, Fennec. While there was some discussion in recent days of progress on a Windows Mobile version, this release runs on the Nokia N800 and N810 only. However, Mozilla has also provided an emulator for folks to run Fennec on their desktop machine Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:46 am
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4 rating from 23 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
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3.2 rating from 36 votes