Web Apps

iOS Applications with HTML5 and CSS3 {9}

by Jenifer W

iOS Applications with HTML5 and CSS3

Today, mobile application (app) development has become one of the most popular trends in software development as we emerge ourselves into an on the go, handheld device era. “A few short years ago, most mobile devices were, for want of a better word, ‘dumb’” (Charland & LeRoux, 2011). Now, mobile devices have advanced so much that it can take away much of a person’s daily usage of a desktop or laptop. “Mobile apps are currently evolving very rapidly but generally are targeted at a specific task, run on a mobile device, make heavy use of the data network, and have a simple delivery mechanism (i.e., Google Play Store or Apple Store)” (Tracy, 2012). Mobile applications can be used in a variety of operating systems such as the iOS, Android, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone, and much more. To develop a mobile application, a basic knowledge of one or more programming languages is needed. This blog will focus primarily on the development of iOS applications using HTML5 and CSS3. Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are the core components in web development that have evolved tremendously over the past years. “Web design is becoming more sophisticated, with new browser techniques and design principles, including fluid grids, flexible images and media queries, making it possible to deliver a quality experience to users no matter how large (or small) their display” (Reyna 2012). The latest versions of the previously mention web development languages are HTML5 and CSS3. With the launch of HTML5 and CSS3, these two languages have opened a new form of computing: the ability to create iOS applications using HTML5 and CSS3 in native and web applications. read more...

The Future of Web Apps {Comments Off on The Future of Web Apps}

by Marco M
“Smart phones and Apps”

This article focuses on the development of smart phones, web apps and network computing (cloud computing) and how they drive the usage of the internet. About this article, what I found most interesting was its discussion about Web 3.0 and Web 4.0 concerns integrating data, knowledge and apps to make the internet more of a collaborative platform; while Web 4.0 integrates human and machine intelligence so that people and computers can assist each other in smart ways. The article talks about the internet as the main platform for most of our activities such as communications, work and entertainment and all forms of transaction processing.  It goes further to say that activity will be done through smart phones primarily using cloud computing. read more...