iPad Apptastic

Spent the last two months immersed in HTML5 and iOS. At work we built a slick iOS port of a few of the sections from www.vw.com.

In the beginning it was meant to be a straight web-app, but as the requirements became clearer, we realized that we couldn't rely on the network. We would have to pull all of the data and make a native app.

Making it native didn't preclude reusing all the HTML that was already there, thanks to Phonegap. In case you have never heard of it, Phonegap takes HTML, Javascript and CSS and wraps in a native app, allowing you to easily convert your mobile web apps to native. More importantly, it works on a variety of devices - meaning one codebase for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and more.

As part of the project, I had to write up an HTML/JS version of the iOS picker. I'll post that next.