Mobile


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
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2.1 rating from 69 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
9 Comments

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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
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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
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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
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4.3 rating from 58 votes

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Mozilla Week: From Client (Firefox 3) to Server (Weave) to Mobile (Fennec)

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Mobile

It has been a busy week for Mozilla. We have seen news across the board of their technology. First we have the news that Firefox 3 should be available to download on June 17th. They are having a download party to kick things off. Stuart Parmenter had a proxy post that delves into the world Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:35 pm
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3.3 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Going Fast on the Mobile Web Presentation

Category: Mobile

Nat Torkington pointed me to the presentation that Jason Grigsby of cloudfour gave on Going Fast on the Mobile Web. It gets going by trying to show you the magnitude of mobile (3.3 billion in perspective), tells us that mobile has cried wolf for 15 years, but the time has come. Finally, they go into Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am
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3.7 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Mobile Browser Concurrency Test: Get your mobile browsers ready

Category: Mobile

Jason Grigsby of Cloud Four has created a research project that needs our help. He has created a mobile browser concurrency test to “query the number of concurrent connections your phone makes. Your phone’s browser will need to display images for the test to work. We’ve also set up a SMS keyword to make it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am
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4.1 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Now your mobile phones get to take some Acid

Category: Mobile, Standards

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, co-chair of the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group at the W3C, has published a test in the spirit of the ACID tests: Web Compatibility Test for Mobile Browsers: That test, in the same spirit as the ACID tests, combines in a single page tests for 12 Web technologies, ranging from well-deployed (but Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:20 am
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3.6 rating from 13 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
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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Mozilla Fennec: The mobile browser wars

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Mobile

IE may be the dominant browser on the desktop, but the mobile wars are going strong. WebKit, Opera, and Pocket IE have a lot of users, but Mozilla has been a little weak in the past. Now though, they have a new Fennec browser that takes the great performance gains in Firefox 3, and makes Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:16 am
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4.1 rating from 21 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
8 Comments

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4.1 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Browser Update: Firefox 3b5 and Opera Mini 4.1 beta

Category: Firefox, Mobile, Opera

We have a couple of browser updates. First, we have Firefox 3 beta 5 which has improved integration with the host system, a better places organizer, and a bump: Speed improvements to our JavaScript engine as well as profile guided optimizations have resulted in continued improvements in performance. Compared to Firefox 2, web applications like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:57 am
4 Comments

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3.7 rating from 22 votes

Friday, March 7th, 2008

iPhone SDK: Great if you like Cocoa, but what about us?

Category: iPhone, Mobile

UPDATE: We got new information on the new functionality in Mobile Safari for developers There has been a touch of news about the iPhone SDK from Apple. Most of the press believe that the iPhone SDK exceeds developer expectations. As an iPhone user I am quite happy. I look forward to email / contact / Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:09 am
9 Comments

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3.7 rating from 29 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Google Gears for Mobile Released

Category: Gears, Google, Mobile

I have seen the huge batches of cell phones that companies keep around to test their applications on. Companies like UI Evolution have come along to try to help out the madness of getting something that works across more than a couple of them. Not only do you have the problems of handsets, but you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am
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3.9 rating from 14 votes