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Creating HTML5 solutions for your iPhone using widgetpad.com

widgetpad.com launches and lets you see how you can build HTML5 applications for the iPhone

SmartPhones are taking the mobile phone industry by storm. The most popular of these phone brands includes the Apple iPhone, Palm’s Pre and an increasing number of Google Android phones. The challenge for any developer is to build solutions that will run across all of these platforms. There may, however, be an easy way to deliver solutions that work consistently across all of these platforms. That consistent technology is HTML5.

The Open Source program called WebKit is now powering the most sophisticated browsers. If you are running Google’s Chrome, surfing the Web with Adobe’s AIR technology, using the new iTunes LP interactive applications or running Safari on the Mac then you have been using WebKit. WebKit is truly the most advanced Web browser that supports legacy XHTML and many of the features of the new HTML5 web standard. Included in HTML5 are features such as CSS3 3D Transitions, interactive animation using CANVAS, offline browser support, Web Workers and localized database to name just a few.

Each of the SmartPhones highlighted above uses WebKit. There is no reason why you cannot build your solutions using HTML5. An example of a great HTML5 app is Google’s Gmail for the iPhone/Android. You can write email offline, sync with your account and complete everything you would expect to with a traditional email application and the whole thing is run through a Web page. How wicked is that?

SmartPhone integration with HTML5 is now becoming very popular. To get a head start over the competition you must check out widgetpad.com. Widgetpad.com is an expanding collection of open source HTML5 solutions developed specifically for the iPhone and other HTML5 specific SmartPhones. The project site is run by Satoshi Nakajima a man who knows a thing or two about bleeding edge standards. Satsohi was the product lead for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 3 and 4. It is easy to flame IE today, but IE 3 and 4 both introduced the Web world to CSS and HTTP post back (the key ingredient to Ajax solutions). Satoshi keeps a very close eye on the changing standards for HTML and his new SmartWidgets.com site shows his dedication.

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