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iPhone Development Frameworks

Sat, Dec 26, 2009

As might be expected a slew of frame­works are appear­ing that allow iPhone and other mobile plat­form devel­op­ment with­out nec­es­sar­ily need­ing to learn the very hard­core ele­ments of pro­gram­ming these devices, or that allow cross plat­form devel­op­ment or that enables cre­at­ing the appli­ca­tion as a web based ver­sion that mim­ics the actions of the native application.

I shall be doing some more in depth looks at these apps over a series of posts but ini­tially this post is to pull a num­ber of the more main­stream  appli­ca­tions together.

The infor­ma­tion about the frame­works is pro­vided from the sites them­selves so may me taken as is.


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Quick­Con­nect is a pow­er­ful, mod­u­lar, sim­ple to use, appli­ca­tion devel­op­ment library avail­able for many lan­guages and plat­forms. Quick­Con­nect is cur­rently avail­able for: iPhone, Android & Mac JavaScript apps, Erlang/Yaws, and PHP.


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Iwe­bkit is the rev­o­lu­tion­nairy kit used to cre­ate high qual­ity iPhone and iPod touch web­sites in a few min­utes and is based on an LGPL license. In the first 4 months of it’s exis­tance the pack has greatly evolved from a basic idea to a project that has reached world­wide fame!


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Phone­Gap is an open source devel­op­ment tool for build­ing fast, easy mobile apps with JavaScript. If you’re a web devel­oper who wants to build mobile appli­ca­tions in HTML and JavaScript while still tak­ing advan­tage of the core fea­tures in the iPhone, Android and Black­berry SDKs, Phone­Gap is for you.


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WebApp​.Net is a light weight, pow­er­ful javascript frame­work tak­ing advan­tage of AJAX tech­nol­ogy. It pro­vides a full set of ready to use com­po­nents to help you develop, quickly and eas­ily, advanced mobile web applications.

Uni­ver­sal iPhone UI Kit

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If you are look­ing a CSS frame­work to develop iPhone web appli­ca­tions you may check this project.

The UiUIKit (Uni­ver­sal iPhone UI Kit) it’s a col­lec­tion of HTML exam­ples of what can be done with CSS3 and Safari’s Webkit. With this frame­work you can:

**Fast pro­to­type any web app with ease. **Make you’re own app using difer­ent iPhone orig­i­nal interfaces.

The frame­work is based on 1 stylesheet and sev­eral HTML exam­ples, also, it con­tains orig­i­nal art­work so you can edit them in Adobe Pho­to­shop CS and adapt it to your projects. With this frame­work you can build:


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A jQuery plugin for mobile web development, optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch