Archive for October 2nd, 2009


Building HTML Apps

So we’ve mentioned favorably before that using HTML5 to build iPhone apps is an interesting looking alternative, but there’s been a dearth of public information targeted specifically at that. Well, now there is! Over at O’Reilly Labs they’ve published

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Now web designers and developers can join the iPhone app party without having to learn Cocoa’s Objective-C programming language. It’s true: You can write iPhone apps quickly and efficiently using your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This book shows you how with lots of detailed examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on exercises.

  • Learn how to build iPhone apps with standard web tools
  • Refactor a traditional website into an iPhone web app
  • Hook into advanced iPhone features (e.g. accelerometer, geolocation, vibration, and sound) with JavaScript
  • Do most of your development with the operating system of your choice

Yes, we’ve definitely got that on the reading list. Just as soon as there’s a spare minute around here…

h/t: DZone!