In this post I’m analyzing the public information for developers behind Safari on iOS 6 and the research results on Beta 1 version of the next main version of the operating system for iPhone and iPad.
Yahoo! has just released the new Axis app for iOS and desktop, promoted on some blogs as a new browser. It’s a good opportunity then to explain how this kind of apps work and why they are NOT browsers. If you are a web developer it’s important for you to know what to expect for this app.
A year ago, I’ve reviewed the BlackBerry Browser for PlayBook –the tablet from RIM- as the browser with better support on new HTML5 APIs (see 1.0 review). Yesterday, 2.0 version of the operating system was released for free for every user and I’ve just investigated the new APIs available. Let’s see what I’ve found.
September 2011 was a busy month for the mobile web space. While we are still waiting for iOS5, Android Ice cream sandwich, new mobile browsers appeared in the ecosystem: Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Phone 7.5, Firefox 7 for Android and the upcoming Amazon Silk to be included in the new Amazon Prime tablet.
Last week Apple released iOS 4.3 and the new Nitro engine was presented inside Safari on iOS for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The iPad 2 with iOS 4.3 is on its way in US and worldwide in next days. However, a new situation was discovered last days alarming a lot of developers: Nitro is not available for PhoneGap and other webapp-related solutions. Is it a deliberate attempt to hinder PhoneGap and other HTML5 frameworks?