Safari® and WebKit Development for iPhone® OS 3.0
By Richard Wagner
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: November 2009
Pages: 384

Build dynamic mobile web applications for iPhone OS 3.0

With the unparalleled success of iPhone and iPod touch, iPhone OS 3.0 has emerged as a compelling platform for which vast numbers of web developers are designing and building web-based mobile applications. This book explores the Safari and WebKit development platform that is built into iPhone OS 3.0 and takes you through the process of creating an iPhone web application from the ground up. You'll learn how to use existing open source frameworks to speed up your development time, imitate qualities of built-in Apple apps, cache data locally and even run in offline mode, and more. Whether you're eager to build new web applications for iPhone OS 3.0 or optimize existing web sites for this platform, you have everything you need to do so within these pages.

  • Features coverage completely compliant with the new iPhone OS 3.0 and the enhancements to the Safari/WebKit browser

  • Shows you how to design a user interface that is optimized for iPhone's touch-screen display

  • Details the process of styling with CSS and reviews WebKit-specific styles that are useful when developing web apps for iPhone and iPhone touch

  • Provides a code-level look at developing an iPhone web application interface

  • Explains how web applications can integrate with core iPhone services, such as Phone, Email, and Google Maps

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