iOS is the operating system used on some of the most popular Apple products today: the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad. Developing for each can be a huge pain. Native applications require Objective C knowledge, a machine with Mac OS, and a $ 99/year fee to publish in the App Store.
Sure, you can use a third-party framework to skip the use of Objective C, and the Mac OS requirement. But, the only way you’ll get out of that $ 99/year fee is to go with jailbroken devices, cutting a significant part of your market.
That’s where HTML5 comes in.
The current devices running iOS with Safari support the ability to install webpages as applications, giving developers the option to create apps very similar to those that are native.
Starts with the Cache
We’ll start with how Safari knows how to store apps. Read More »