First steps into iPhone Development with PhoneGap, XUI JS, and Emile
So I've finally taken the plunge and started working on an honest to God iPhone application. Up until now it's just been reading about the process, dabbling with XCode, or talking to other like-minded individuals who were also in the same boat. The application I'm building will be a mobile version of Whiskerino, the bi-annual beard contest I've been a part of since 2001. It's not meant to be a replacement for the website, but more of a complement. It'll feature many of the same features, reading (and posting to) the chat window, and browsing photos, as well as being able to post your own photo. None of that is all that revolutionary. The big news is that I've decided to take the low(er) road and skip learning Objetive-C for now and use the PhoneGap framework.
Finally, I also submitted my enrollment for the Apple Developer Certification. I've been told that it generally takes a few days to be approved. Once I receive that approval, along with my unique developer ID, I'll be able to actually install the code on my own iPhone and test it out. Keeping my fingers crossed as this could be a huge deal.
In a sort of P.S. to this post, consider the prospect of writing JS code one time, and being able to publish it to multiple platforms (web, mobile devices via PhoneGap, and desktop software via Adobe AIR). The future is bright indeed.