Early last week a friend asked me if I knew of any freelance iPhone app developers. This made now the 4th time this summer I’ve had someone present either a need or interest in my ability to do iPhone apps, so I took it as a sign that I should at least dabble in this new fangled technology and see if the learning curve would be worth tackling.
I’ve been recently delighted to find it was.
You can see the result here:
This demo is kind of bland in most browsers, but looks pretty good in Safari, and of course best in an actual iPhone.
Overall my foray into the world of iPhone app development was 4 days very well spent. The whole shortcut to me being fully competent to make web apps for the iPhone I owe to the really smart work of a few groups who are making tools that bridge the gap between niche devices and open standards technologies, notably David Kaneda and Jonathan Stark of jQTouch, and the geniuses behind Phone Gap.