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iPad’s AdLib HTML5 Framework Unearthed

Nicknamed the AdLib Framework after the name of a file found when digging around on his iPad (it’s AdLib-ug-ipad.js for the trivia buffs out there), a developer by the name of Jim Hoskins is credited as discovering Apple’s key to HTML 5 through its SDK and tools. This is not the first web toolkit or framework that Apple has released, though this one was rather quietly and hidden.  Previous iterations include PastryKit for the iPhone/iPod Touch series of devices and another for the iTunes album content called TuneKit.  This could be considered PastryKit for the iPad as the Ajaxian coined. AdLib may not even be called that by the Apple Glitterati, it’s simply nicknamed that based on files found and the AD prefix in front of the API calls. The iPad AdLib Framework … Read entire article »

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iPad’s Browser Makes Developers Work Harder

Developers are gearing up for the next round of browsers that they have to develop web applications for.  A world without browser plug-ins is the world that Apple pictures, as their iPad browser doesn’t support even Flash, the most common plug-in on the web. An early decision from Apple was that the iPad would only render videos and other multimedia found commonly on the internet in HTML5.  While this is typical for Apple to control their environment, never before have they been able to control the user’s browsing experience to this level before the iPad. Now, from an iPad developer standpoint, this makes another browser to throw into the cross-compatibility mix.  The biggest hurdle is that HTML5 is not backwards compatible, so browsers like IE6 (which will not die), will never be … Read entire article »

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Apple Promotes iPad-Ready Websites

Apple is keeping a list, and checking it twice, and going to know if your website is iPad ready, naughty or nice. As of Friday before launch, the list touted 16 websites and has grown to 20 major websites that are now iPad designed.  The sites featured cover a smattering of topics for everyone’s flavor.  The fact that the list grew by 4 in under 2 days (and that everyone and their brother is now announcing an iPad website version) means that the list is going to grow astronomically over the next 3 months. For a site to be considered an iPad website, it needs to employ three technologies and not employ one.  The ones that it needs are HTML5, CSS and Javascript.  If you have Adobe flash or any other plug-in … Read entire article »

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IPad Apps Get Venture-Capital Cash

Two major venture-captial firms, AppFund, Inc. and Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers have set aside a fund to invest in development groups and firms that are building applications for the iPad tablet pc…and we’re not talking about chump change, either. Kleiner Perkins is said to have 200 million dollars in their coffers for the right development groups and teams, and is currently funding two such companies that are dedicated to making inroads to the iPad and iTouch device market via the Apple App Store. It’s not a bad bet.  This is considered by many to be the dawn of a new development frontier since the websites have to be built in HTML5 compliance, and the applications are generally written in Objective-C or boiled down to that language’s bytecode when developed elsewhere. For iPad … Read entire article »

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