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.
The Google’s annual developer conference gave us the preview release of Android L. There are some news I want to share with web and hybrid app developers, not only about Android but also for the future of other Google-based solutions, such as Chrome OS and Chrome Developer Tools for mobile development.
Android 4.4 has made a big change in the OS’ internals for HTML5 development: it has replaced its original WebKit-based WebView with modern Chromium. The new Android Browser is also powered by Chromium but it’s not clear yet its future. Besides the good news, not everything looks exciting in these changes, let’s see why. (more…)
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…)
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.