Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Background notification hack for iPad and iPhone websites

Mobile browsers may look like desktop browsers, but their behavior sometimes is different and we need to understand them to provide the right user experience. In this post I’ll show you a trick to notify the user about an update while our website is on a background tab. Read the rest of this entry »

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iPhone 5 and iOS 6 for HTML5 developers, a big step forward: web inspector, new APIs and more

The new main version of the Apple’s iOS is with us, along with the new iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch fifth generation. As every big change, lot of new stuff is available for HTML5 developers and -as always- no much official information is available. Read the rest of this entry »

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iOS 6 Beta 1: HTML5 new APIs, Remote Debugging and native apps integration

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.

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45 most useful guidelines for mobile web design & development

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.

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UI Guidelines for mobile and tablet web app design

Official user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) guidelines from the manufacturers, links to which you can find below, are a source of inspiration for mobile web and app design. Here, you will find guidelines, samples, tips, and descriptions of common mistakes. Many of the guidelines focus on native application development, but we can apply most parts of them to mobile web design too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jailbreakme: executing native code using the browser, how it works and the security problem behind

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.

How can a website, with just HTML, CSS and JavaScript can execute a code that changes the operating system? Read the rest of this entry »

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iPhone 4 and iOS 4 Safari detection & behavior

As you may know, iPhone 4 was released a few days ago; I didn’t buy an iPhone 4, but I’ve just been in Apple Store San Francisco making some testing over iPhone 3GS with iOS4, iPhone 4 and also with my iPad (iOS 3.2) and iPod Touch (iOS 3.1). After that, I’ve found many interesting behaviors that worth to be mentioned here. Unfortunately, there is no official documentation in Safari Guidelines for iPhone 4 yet to listen an official version. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mobile Widgets Overview

In 2009, I speaked at InsideMobile 2009, organized by O’Reilly & 360 conferences, about mobile widget development. Here is the presentation

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