I often see many companies working only for iOS and Android. It is true that they are the main platforms (mainly in the US) and that they make much more money than other platforms. However, their product will never be famous. Let’s analyze for some minutes the Angry Birds example.
As you may already know, the mobile web world seems like a dark area for many web designers and web developers. There is quantity of myths around it (such as the ones I’ve covered in my book Programming the Mobile Web) and plenty of mobile browsers and different versions. Let’s look at the 45 most useful official resources.
I’ve to admit: I had a high expectative for new APIs and feature support in Gingerbread. After the iOS 4.2 update, and the last Google IO announcements for Gingerbread, I was expecting more HTML5, accelerometer, full-screen webapp and SVG support. Is Android Browser 2.3 supporting this? Let’s see.
As you may already know, I’ve written some books including “Programming the Mobile Web” from O’Reilly Media. As a reader, it’s great to see great opportunities to get this books with discount. Today 11-29, O’Reilly is offering a great promotion –60% off of ebooks and videos– in celebration of Cyber Monday. This promotion includes “Programming the Mobile Web” ebook and “High Performance Mobile Websites” workshop video.
Today, August 1st, 2010, a new website (and trending topic) appeared that allow you to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod or iPad using iOS 3.1, 3.2 or 4.0: Jailbreak Me.
The main advantage of this new jailbreak method is that the process is done entirely from the browser, Safari on iOS. Therefore, it took my attention.
O’Reilly has just made available the final edition of “Programming the Mobile Web” book in printed and ebook format, ready for purchase in different formats (PDF, ePub and mobi) suitable for Kindle, iPad and other readers.
The preview version is already available in Google Books Preview and Amazon Preview:
For printed edition or ebook purchases, you can order it at http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596807795/
For offline and even other online stores (Kindle Store, AppStore) it will be available in the following weeks.
It’s good to see this project comes to reality!
Taking advantage of my conference “High Performance Mobile Websites”, today at Velocity 2010, and a month before my book “Programming the Mobile Web” is published, I start this blog about mobile web development.
I hope to be useful for many of you, providing tools, links, tutorials, code and samples to deliver the best possible mobile web experience to each device in the market.