How to Build an iPhone App Without Learning Objective C

If you know basic web development but haven’t got a clue how to build iPhone apps, Jonathan Stark has written a book you might want to read. It’s called Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and the full text is free (for now) at

“Now web designers and developers can join the iPhone app party without having to learn Cocoa’s Objective-C programming language. It’s true: You can write iPhone apps quickly and efficiently using your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This book shows you how with lots of detailed examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on exercises.

- Learn how to build iPhone apps with standard web tools

- Refactor a traditional website into an iPhone web app

- Hook into advanced iPhone features (e.g. accelerometer, geolocation, vibration, and sound) with JavaScript

- Do most of your development with the operating system of your choice”

Here is Jonathan giving a narrated screencast of how to take a garden variety web app built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and convert it to a native iPhone app using PhoneGap.

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