I Phone Dev Made Easy

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  • 1. iPhone app development made easy... by Auston Bunsen www.mobuilt.com
  • 2. iPhone app development
    • Can be accelerated by using WebView components
    • This means you do not need to master Objective - C (& you can leverage existing skill sets in XHTML, CSS & JavaScript)
    • You can still use native iPhone capabilities: GPS, Accelerometer, Sounds, Video & SQLite
  • 3. What’s the catch... ?
    • There is no catch...
    • Just use open source Obj-C (PhoneGap)
    • Take it one step further with iPhone web frameworks (Safire, IUI, xUI)
    • Or write your own with CSS3 & JavaScript
  • 4. Show me...
    • Surf Report
    • Google Talk
    • Bubble Trouble
    • iSkate
  • 5. Two Examples (Surf Report) Uses WebView component with Obj-C (Bubble Trouble) Uses PhoneGap - Full WebApp
  • 6. Why should I?
    • You already know & understand XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.
    • Cross-Platform Compatibility (iPhone/Android/BlackBerry/S60)
    • It’s easier... duh!
  • 7. Why shouldn’t I?
    • Developing Graphics Intensive Game (SuperMonkey Ball, Asphalt, iBowl)
    • Want to learn Objective - C
    • Building something extremely unique
  • 8. Tips & Starting points
    • Use apple developer docs - http://developer.apple.com/iphone/
    • Use PhoneGap for cross-platform compatibility - http://www.phonegap.com /
    • Use a front-end mobile web framework for faster time to production: Google “iUI” or “Safire” or “iPhone Magick framework” or “xUI”
  • 9. Questions? Preguntas? Fragen? Domande? Fragen? Domande?
  • 10. Contact [email_address]