The tutorial is from Wei-Meng Lee, and can be downloaded in PDF format here:
Thanks to Wei-Meng Lee and the Developer Learning Solutions blog for the tutorial.
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Lee Barney the founder of QuickConnect for Iphone recently informed me that his framework has been and is being used in apps currently available in Apple’s app store.
For those looking to get started with QuickConnect for Iphone I suggest checking out the wiki which contains a couple of video demonstrations. The framework is available from here and contains many examples.
It’s definitely worth checking out, and I may even write an app I’ve been working on now in QuickConnect as I need native database access, but am finding it very tedious to connect with all the various web services using raw Objective-C code.
Any tips for those that have used it would be great. Have a great weekend.
The second framework I’m going to introduce you to today is QuickConnect Iphone. QuickConnect allows you to develop using Havascript, HTML, and CSS, and provides detailed instructions on how to develop using Apple’s excellent visual web app development tool Dashcode, and turn those into “native” apps. An added benefit is that apps can also run on several other platforms, and maybe even for the likes of Predeveloper it will run on the Palm Pre too. I haven’t seen QuickConnect being used in an app yet, and I’ve only gone through a couple of the tutorials on the author’s blog.
The third framework is Big5. This framework does not seem as far along as Phonegap or QuickConnect, but it does supply the user with the ability to use the camera, location services, and accelerometer. However, I mention it here because it is very easy to use. The instructions however are somewhat limited in how to get your app to the app store, because the author wants you to load it up in the “Big5App”.
To sum things up, the 3 frameworks are:
Phonegap – Mature, used in many apps, works with Iphone, Blackberry and Android.
QuickConnectIphone – In beta, works with Iphone, Android, Linux, Php, and Mac.
Big5 – Mature, somewhat limited functionality, works through Big5App on Iphone.