The Tools And Resources That Are Handy In Web Development For The iPhone

Many who work in the web development industry find the iPhone (and smartphones in general) highly intimidating, especially if they have never worked with applications before. With the popularity of this Apple device on the rise, however, development services for the device are becoming hard to escape. The list compiled below includes a number of tools, tutorials and resources that you may find useful in getting you started:
Tutorials
There are a number of tutorials currently on the internet that are designed to introduce you to web development for this smartphone.
‘Your First iPhone Application’ is a tutorial directly from the official Apple OS Reference Library that is aimed at developers who are creating their first app.
‘Building PhotoKast: Creating an iPhone App in One Month’ is a photo tutorial that visually displays who to build an app.
‘Perfect Multi-Column CSS Liquid Layouts: iPhone Compatible’ is a tutorial that shows you how to build liquid CSS layouts.
‘Advanced iPhone Development’ is an article that looks at some of the more advanced aspects of development for this device; not for newbies!
Tools
Once you are delving into the world of web development for this smartphone, you may find that you require some additional tools to help you achieve the look and feel that you desire for your app.
‘PhoneGap’ speeds up the app development stage for people who already have an understanding of HTML and JavaScript.
‘Three20′ is a library of open source app elements and frameworks that you may find useful.
’35 Free Icon Sets for your iPhone’ provides developers with 35 icon sets that they can use in their work.
‘TestiPhone.com’ is an iPhone simulator that allows you to test how your app works before launching it.
Resources
Finally, the following resources are useful for anyone who works in web development for this smartphone to ensure that they are kept up to date with any changes or advancements.
‘iPhone Dev Connection’ is the official development website run by Apple.
‘The Darker Side of iPhone App Development’ is an article that looks at some of the restrictions and limitations that are imposed on the creation of apps.
‘Seven Things all iPhone Apps Need’ is an overview of some must-have features for creating a popular app.
If you work within the web development industry but are yet to move into the ever-growing field of iPhone app creation, there has never been a better time to make the change. Use the above tutorials, tools and resources to help you get your foot in the door, then use your experience and contacts to do the rest.