Add to Home Screen received some lovin’ today. I finally managed to fix some small but nasty bugs. As always true for +0.0.1 versions, you should update asap.
Finally I found a couple of hours to fix some bugs for SwipeView and iScroll. If you use either you should update asap.
Someone recently discovered a nice GUI touch in the upcoming iPhone operating system (iOS6), metallic button reflections change as you tilt the device (video on youtube). Can it be done on the browser with just CSS? Of course it can, with a pinch of JS.
Today I finally received my new iPad and to my surprise some CSS intensive applications seemed to run smoother on an iPad 1 than on the new shiny Apple tablet.
Since the beginning the Add to Home Screen script raised some usability concerns. Version 2.0 tries to dissipate these concerns giving the user (and the developer) more control. Where is the limit between a cool feature and an annoying practice? At the end this is just a tool, use it with discretion.
A bit late on the roadmap due to an hard disk failure, here comes the third episode of the saga. This time I’m going to show you a quick screencast and you’ll finally discover what the game will be about.
The HTML5 game development holds steady, last week I was experimenting with web sql, localStorage and the PhoneGap APIs. I admit that it is slightly more complicated than I initially estimated, but it wouldn’t be fun if it weren’t challenging.
This is the first of a series of posts about a project/experiment I’m currently working on. The challenge is to build a pure HTML game (no canvas) for iPad and publish it to the Apple Store. Here you’ll find my day to day experience, suggestions and pieces of code.
Using text-shadow to obtain a pseudo 3D effect is a nice technique but the 3D effect is limited to just one direction. I was wondering if we could get a better effect by adding a pinch of CSS transforms.
canvas but I soon after converted to a text-only version.
Was Apple boycotting web apps or simply weren’t we technologically ready? iPad2 and iOS5 will finally bring all the power we need to build full featured web apps with no visible distinction to the native counterparts.
Some users reported lower responsiveness in v4.1. Since iScroll is all about speed I introduced an “uber performance mode” that you can activate on compatible devices to get the smoothest scroll experience ever.
The Kraken has been released, iOS5 will support native position:fixed and overflow:scroll. There seems to be a lot of misinformation about what you can really do with such functionalities and why you’ll still be needing iScroll (or other scroll views). Let’s try to clarify a little.