Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Just finished Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa by Jonathan Stark. It’s a nice introduction to building iPhone applications without having to learn the nuances of Obective-C.While not a very in-depth book, the examples were clear and easy to understand and should provide any experienced web developer with enough knowledge to not only build iPhone apps, but to re-purpose websites for iPhones. Read more of this post

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iPhone Antenna Song

there’s an awful lot of hoopla around the iPhone 4 antenna  when you grip it with the death grip and you’re call slips away  the media loves a failure Read more of this post

Using the Kindle iPhone App

Let me start by saying I don’t own a Kindle. I’ve thought about purchasing one, but the $359 price tag seems a little steep. Last year I purchased a Sony Reader PRS505 as part of an inventory liquidation…meaning I got it cheap. While I’ve enjoyed the Reader, I must admit I’ve experienced Kindle envy with regards to available titles and wireless capabilities.

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Engadget Interview with Jonathan Schwartz

Just read the Engadget interview with Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, on porting Java to the Google Android platform, and mobile platforms in general. According to Mr. Schwartz, not only is he using an iPhone, Sun’s committed to delivering Java for the device. When asked about Google’s Android platform, Schwartz turned attention to the upcoming JavaOne conference. Anyone who’s used some of Google’s developer products (GWT for example) already knows that Sun is working very closely with Google.

I have an iPhone also. I’ve been playing with the iPhone SDK, developing a couple of test apps. While I like the phone, I’m less excited about developing applications for the iPhone than I am about it having a Safari browser. I’d much rather use GWT to develop Ajax applications that can be run on IE, Firefox, Safari, Mozilla, and Opera browsers.

Think about it, developing rich client programs for browsers opens up a world of web enabled devices to you.

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