Usually minor updates on iOS don’t bring news to Safari and web developers. That’s not the case on iOS 9.3: new APIs, support for Responsive Images, a new weird viewport attribute and new devices in the market make us check what’s new.
I can’t believe it’s been a year since my last post in this blog; in the meantime, I’ve written articles at different magazines, while working on a new book and delivering several trainings around the world, including my next live training with O’Reilly Media.
But it’s time again to come back here and explain what I’ve found with iOS 9, the new devices (6S series and iPad Pro) and also the new OSs from Apple (watch OS 2 and tvOS 9 –yes, it’s version 9-) from a web developer’s point of view.
We’ve been dealing with webapps on iOS for a couple of years: websites that after Home Screen installation become a full-featured full screen app from a user’s perspective. Finally, Chrome 31 brings that approach to Android devices: HTML5 apps without the need of packaging and a using the store for distribution.
Apple has rolled out iOS 7 with iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C . As expected, Apple has published just 10% of the necessary information for web developers, and I can say without fear of mistake that this is the buggiest Safari version since 1.0. In this post I’ll show you the new APIs and abilities and most of the problems that you will need to deal with right now if you have a website or a webapp. (more…)
Android Browser, one of the most important mobile browsers out there is an eternal dying piece of software. Android hasn’t evolved its default browser since 2011 and this is affecting HTML5 developers, including Cordova/PhoneGap apps, while Google Chrome is replacing it slowly.
Apple has released iOS 7 beta, the next generation of the operating system for iPhone and iPad. It includes the first big update to Safari on iOS since 2007 so it comes with some changes that will affect websites and HTML5 webapps. And, as always, every web developer should be aware of what’s new on this platform. (more…)
Google Glass is around the corner it’s time to prepare our services for this new device type. Reading the specs for the first time can be a little overwhelming; therefore I’ll try to make a quick go through the Glass app development process, the mirror API and its HTML5 support.
October 26th 2012 is the big day for Microsoft: the launch of Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and the Microsoft’s tablet: the Surface. From an OS and an HTML5 point of view, it’s a really big step for Microsoft and for all web developers (even non-mobile) . Let’s review what’s important for us.