Introduction

The amazing success of the iPhone over the past two years clearly indicates that application developers are entering a brave new world of sophisticated, multifunctional mobile applications. No longer do applications and various media need to live in separate silos. Instead, mobile Web-based applications can bring together elements of Web 2.0 apps, traditional desktop apps, multimedia video and audio, and cell phones.

This book covers the various aspects of developing Web-based applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Specifically, you will discover how to create a mobile application from the ground up, utilize existing open source frameworks to speed up your development times, emulate the look and feel of built-in Apple applications, capture finger touch interactions, use Ajax to load external pages, and optimize applications for WiFi and 3G networks.

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed primarily for Web developers already experienced in Web technologies who want to build new applications for iPhone or migrate existing Web apps to this platform. In general, readers should have a working knowledge of the following technologies:

  • HTML/XHTML

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

  • Ajax

However, if you are less experienced working with these technologies, be sure to take advantage of the primer at the start of this book.

What This Book Covers

This book introduces readers to the Web application platform for iPhone OS 3.0. It guides readers through the process of building new applications from scratch ...

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