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There are two distinct ways to develop applications for Apple's iPhone, the top tech gadget of the year. Programmers can choose to create optimized web applications using web languages or to write native programs using the iPhone SDK. Rather than seeing this as an either-or proposition, developers should consider the choice a continuum and pick the right tool to create each individual program. With iPhone web applications, programmers can enjoy all the advantages of the Internet, including ease of development and deployment, speed of updating and off-line server access. Meanwhile, with iPhone native applications, programmers can immerse themselves in a sophisticated development environment, dig deep into an object-oriented language, and access the iPhone's built-in utilities, like its accelerometers and its GPS. This talk will highlight the advantages and disadvanta... (more)

SoonR Announces Mobile AJAX Support for iPhone

SoonR announced the SoonR mobile AJAX-enabled interface supports accessing files and applications including mail on a Mac or PC from Apple’s iPhone. “Our vision of the future of mobile applications really shines with SoonR on the iPhone,” said Martin Frid-Nielsen, CEO of SoonR. “Leveraging mobile AJAX and without requiring users to install any software on the phone, SoonR makes the iPhone a platform to deliver compelling business applications.” iPhone for Business Users SoonR’s iPhone users can access the content they need from their computer,... (more)

Building an iPhone Application with Adobe AIR

A study of the iPhone UI and rebuilding it in AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) using Adobe Flex 3. AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-operating system runtime that allows developers to use their existing web development skills to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications to the desktop. With the WebControl component in AIR which is powered by WebKit it will allow you to build and test iPhone Applications. Also, I will be showing a component that will give the ability to make and receive calls, record/send and receive voicemail, as well as add and manage contacts. Speaker ... (more)

iPhone Maker Apple Now Worth More Than IBM and Intel

Shares of Apple Inc. earlier this week rose briefly to $188.00 to set a new all-time intraday high and take the market value of Apple past that of both IBM and Intel. At $188 Apple's market cap would be $163.8BN compared to Intel's $156.3BN and IBM's $154.6BN. Apple would come in at third place after Microsoft ($290.3BN) and Google ($206.1BN). Of the nearly 1.4 million iPhones sold since it was introduced in June, an estimated 250,000 of them were purchased by people trying to unlock them so that they can use the iPhone on a cell phone carrier other than Apple's dedicated partner... (more)

Web Apps for the iPhone: Duplicating the iPhone Look and Feel in Safari

In this session, you'll see first-hand how to use stylesheets and an easy arrangement of divs and spans that will let you make your Web application just like many of the native iPhone applications that come with the phone. Early Bird "Gold Pass" $295 For Two Days Limited to First 200 Delegates You'll see how to do the "Edge to Edge" and "Rounded Rectangle" layouts that are the hallmark of native iPhone applications. You'll also see how to use the iPhone's Safari Debug Console to get hints on how to improve your web application as well as point out errors in your HTML and JavaScrip... (more)