Just pondering - Rev CGI & iPhone
andre at andregarzia.com
Mon Oct 6 10:11:44 EDT 2008
The iPhone is using a special version of Safari as it's browser. This
version has extensions that are specific to the iPhone and allow you
to manage screen rotation, gesturing and the like. So you can create
really nice web applications for iPhone. Revolution in this case
doesn't really help iPhone web applications any more than any other
web language out there, the real trick of doing iPhone web
to create apps that fit the iPhone human interface guidelines (or at
least a pleasant experience)
The iPhone app store is making money, but I think it is hard to enter
now, I've applied on august and haven't been approved (or rejected)
yet. As for web applications, I don't know how to make money from them
on the iPhone, I believe if you make a nice service you can pull it
out. Something along the lines of evernote.com might do the trick.
Evernote has native clients for mac, windows, iphone and also a web
app, all sync'd it's very nice. I believe that an easy to use service
with an interface made for iPhone and a grown up interface for
desktops might be sucessful.
Now if we only could use the geolocation api from the web
applications, things would get really fun.
PS: remember that as apple added extensions for iPhone Safari, it also
removed features. For example, there's no input type file in Mobile
Safari which sucks since I wanted to do an uploader for the camera
On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Richard Miller <wow at together.net> wrote:
> Hi Andre,
> Living in Vermont, I'm in the only state left that has no IPhone service
> (though that's supposed to change in 60 days or so), so I've not had the
> chance to play with one. But I could if there was an economic argument to be
> made for developing an "app" for it.
> From what I hear you saying, while we can't develop a traditional app for
> it, we can use Rev to create some interesting browser/Rev cgi-based programs
> tailored to the IPhone's specific screen. This sounds intriguing. Again, not
> having used an IPhone, is there anything more you can say on this or am I
> summarizing the opportunity fairly clearly?
> On Oct 1, 2008, at 11:11 AM, Andre Garzia wrote:
>> Ciao Sims,
>> I've built some pretty sophisticated cgis with revolution and I've
>> been doing little iPhone stuff. Be aware that you can't sell web apps
>> in the app store. The app store is for native applications. Ops, I
>> just re read your email, I understood it wrong. Yes you can do some
>> pretty nice stuff for iPhone web apps, check the iUI library.
>> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 2:26 AM, Jim Sims <sims at ezpzapps.com> wrote:
>>> After fiddling with some Rev CGI stuff here for a couple
>>> of weeks, I'm wondering how far this might take someone
>>> towards a sophisticated web app for the iPhone. Just think'in,
>>> mind you.
>>> They wouldn't be sold via the Apple App store, but that just might
>>> have some upside, especially when considering the restrictions
>>> Apple can throw at developers ;-)
>>> I wonder what cool Rev CGI apps already exist out there?
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