Apples iPhone revolutionised mobile/smart phones. With full browser capabilities built into the phone, websites look how they should. There are some nice things we can do for iPhone users, to give them a more easier look at your site.
Like many others, I’ve got an iPhone. My first iPhone was the 3G, as the 2G version wasn’t released in Australia. Since then, the easy use of the iPhone has made me very interested in developing mobile web applications.
One of the great things about the iPhone is you can bookmark websites, and have an icon of them on your homescreen. This allows one touch access to your website. This is great if you’re making a web application.
Using cookies, you can keep your iPhone user logged into your web application. Make your website detect if they’re using an iPhone, and give them a customised look and feel, and you’ve got yourself an iPhone web application, that many users can bookmark to their homescreen.
But how can you do all this? It’s a lot of work for just one device some people might argue. What about other mobile capable devices such as Android phones? I haven’t started making websites for other types of phones, only the iPhone. So for today, I’m just going to cover what I know about making a web application for an iPhone.