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Advanced iPhone Web Development

May 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Yesterday (May 5th, 2009), I gave a presentation at the Seattle iPhone App Developers and Designers Meetup titled, “Advanced iPhone Web Development.” This presentation focused on the unique capabilities available in WebKit on the iPhone and on possibilities for utilizing UIWebViews inside of your native applications.

You can download a pdf version of the presentation here: Advanced iPhone Web Development [PDF]

Advanced iPhone Web Development Slideshow (Best Viewed In Fullscreen)

Tags: CSS · iPhone Development · iPhone SDK · Javascript · Mobile Development · Web 2.0

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 josh // Jun 20, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    i found this via google. couldn’t figure out why the meta tag “apple-mobile-web-app-capable” won’t work in safari. thanks to your presentation (page 7) i finally got it working 😀

    but i didn’t find that info in the docs from

    anyway, thanks again for sharing 😉

  • 2 Paul Barry // Jun 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm


    AFAICT, the WebScriptObject.h stuff only works with WebView, not UIWebView. Do you have an example somewhere that shows how you can get at the windowScriptObject of a UIWebView?

  • 3 Josh Schumacher // Jul 2, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Paul – I believe you are correct. I found the WebScriptObject.h stuff tidbit when digging through the docs. We tried the other day to implement it and it doesn’t look like it’s available on UIWebViews on iPhone – it’s only something available on the desktop. Hopefully Apple will open this up in the future on the iPhone.

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