iPhone is rapidly mobilizing internet users & creating its own standards.
At the time this post is written, there are millions of iPhones in use & numbers are increasing really fast. So, it is becoming very hard to stay in-compatible with it.
There are 2 main ways to deliver your content / product into iPhone:
- As an application
- As a compatible website (can act like an application)
The major differences between them are, an application can use all the iPhone features (like sounds, movements…), work offline where a webpage cannot (technically yes but it is not functional) and an application can be sold / distributed via the iPhone store.
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iPhone Application Development Tools
Tools that are must when creating for iPhone like the SDK or the optional ones that you’ll find very handy.
The main & official source for creating iPhone applications. It provides great & very detailed information & iPhone SDK can be downloaded from here.
Free membership is required for reaching the content. To download development tools like Xcode & distribute your iPhone apps via the store, you need the pay for it.
iPhoney – Free iPhone Web Simulator
iPhoney, powered by Safari, gives you a pixel-accurate web browsing environment that you can use when developing web sites for iPhone. It’s the perfect 320 by 480-pixel canvas for your iPhone development
A web based application that enables you to test the look & dimensions of iPhone applications.
A very functional iPhone UI library. It aims to turn standards-based HTML into iPhone compatible interfaces.
To give an example: it transforms
<a> tags into sliding interfaces rather then opening a new page. You can read the introduction of the author & see an example (digg for iPhone) created with it.
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