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    I'm not a programmer, but I've been reading a lot lately, and there seems to be a growing view that app development will lean more in the direction of HTML5/CSS3/JS in coming years, which is great news for web developers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    I'm not a programmer, but I've been reading a lot lately, and there seems to be a growing view that app development will lean more in the direction of HTML5/CSS3/JS in coming years, which is great news for web developers.
    Pure speculation. Best bet is vendor specific technology.
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    I guess it will be combined, most applications will use the specific technology and other support/linking applications will go towards HTML5/CSS3/JS. Technology is advancing very fast, you never know what we'll be programming tomorrow and on which platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USPaperchaser View Post
    Pure speculation. Best bet is vendor specific technology.
    Creating apps in vendor specific code is much like the bad old days of html sites that could only be viewed in one browser. It's not the most efficient approach in the current marketplace where there is substantial share across different platforms, and the frameworks are available that supply a 'write once, deploy everywhere' solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    I'm not a programmer, but I've been reading a lot lately, and there seems to be a growing view that app development will lean more in the direction of HTML5/CSS3/JS in coming years, which is great news for web developers.
    I would say most web developers do not want to learn Objective C just to code for the iPhone, so I do believe that app development is leaning towards web technologies. I myself would rather code an app in HTML5 and JS then having to dig into C. That said, I don't believe that these type of apps will take over the "normal" ones, probably just become a bit more popular then they are now.

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    The problem with native applications is that they are device dependent. Meaning that for every device one desires to support essentially a completely separate app must be written. However, web based applications can easily be made device independent. So unless there are specific needs that require being so close to the hardware I would say most the time it is more cost effective to create a web application than a native application. The book: building mobile has a good overview of going native or web.
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    There's also an interesting conversation with John Allsopp about this on a recent SitePoint podcast.
    Last edited by ralph.m; Jul 8, 2011 at 20:13. Reason: oops, wrong link

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    There's also an interesting conversation with John Allsopp about this on a recent SitePoint podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USPaperchaser View Post
    New Rick Rolled?
    Sorry, posted the wrong link somehow. Fixed now.

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    what are you all talking about?
    mobile application programming has little if anything to do with web development

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.oprea View Post
    mobile application programming has little if anything to do with web development
    More and more mobile app. programming is being done with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, so that will become less and less true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    More and more mobile app. programming is being done with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, so that will become less and less true.
    can you please give an example?

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    There are some JavaScript frameworks for mobile apps that are really taking off now, like Sencha Touch and jQTouch, but I also recommend you listen to John Allsopp on this topic in this recent SitePoint podcast.

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    I am a developer and *very* interested in Mobile development because there is no doubt that it is THE FUTURE.

    I have been experimenting (read: playing around) with PhoneGap, specifically on iOS, and am quite impressed with the success. Their API documentation appears to be thorough. However, as I tried their examples I uncovered some problems.

    I have created a github repository that consists of EXAMPLES from the PhoneGap API documentation, corrected where I found errors, all compiled into a single app. The intention is to quickly get a good feel for what is possible with PhoneGap.

    The repo is public and I invite anyone interested to "Watch", "Fork" and/or "Pull Request" it as you wish.
    I hope to update and enhance it as my skill and experience with PhoneGap increases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkinT View Post
    I have created a github repository that consists of EXAMPLES from the PhoneGap API documentation
    Your link is broken! Isn't this the right one? https://github.com/ParkinT/PhoneGap-API-Samples

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRaptor View Post
    Your link is broken! Isn't this the right one? https://github.com/ParkinT/PhoneGap-API-Samples
    Thank you, @TheRaptor, for catching that.
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    i want to tell you that if you want to become a complete and perfect mobile expert you just follow and read the mobile related books on the w3schools.com web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fazal View Post
    i want to tell you that if you want to become a complete and perfect mobile expert you just follow and read the mobile related books on the w3schools.com web site.
    It's just that easy? Sweet.

    In case you thought I was serious...the comment above was laced with sarcasm.

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    Does anyone know a device where I can test my site for iphone?

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    @andyPp: If you download and install Xcode (Apple's preferred development IDE) you can run a simulator for iPhone, iPad, iPod, et cetera.
    Just use the iPhone simulator (it is a separate application so you don't really need to develop anything in Xcode) and point the browser to your site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fazal View Post
    i want to tell you that if you want to become a complete and perfect mobile expert you just follow and read the mobile related books on the w3schools.com web site.
    That's exactly how I learned EVERYTHING about Web Development!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyPp View Post
    Does anyone know a device where I can test my site for iphone?
    As ParkinT said, the best way (other than testing on a real iPhone, of course!) is to download Apple's developer tools, which includes the simulator. However, you need to be on a Mac to use these tools.

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    I don't have a MAc. I thought I can use a simulator for windows.

    Thanks

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    Hello,
    Just wondering if this AppSumo deal is good for learning iphone/ipad development?
    http://www.appsumo.com/bess-ho-udemy-ios-course-promo/

    Looks good to me at only $95, but maybe it's just as easy to find some tutorials for free online?

    Just looking for some advice from someone with a little knowledge in this area...don't want to waste my money.

    Thanks!

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    appsumo course?

    has anyone taken this course? How was it? Please advise.


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