Jonathan Stark’s ‘Building iPhone Apps With HTML, CSS, and JavaScript’

It seems mostly under-publicized and under-utilized, but Apple fully supports a way to publish iPhone apps that doesn’t involve the App Store at all: optimized-for-the-iPhone web apps. You can get an icon on the home screen, operate off-line, store data locally, and more. For anyone who wants to use JavaScript and other web technologies to develop for the iPhone, this is in many ways a better route than the upcoming Flash CS5 compiler.

Jonathan Stark is writing a book for O’Reilly on iPhone web apps, and the contents (currently in “beta”) are available for free on the web.

Update: Fireballed. Here’s Google’s cached version.

Thursday, 15 October 2009