Let’s face it. The Apple iPhone is a huge success. It is the smart phone of choice for over ten million people worldwide. Despite the fact that the iPhone comes with the Safari Web Browser that renders the web flawlessly, there is still a very large need for dedicated web based applications for the iPhone.
With such a popular platform out there, knowing how to develop for the platform just makes sense. However, Apple does not make it easy for you to create iPhone Web Applications if you do not own a Mac (which despite how popular Apple is, most people out there do not own a Mac). So us Windows people are basically out of luck. That is until, jQTouch came on the scene. jQTouch makes it possible to create iPhone web applications without the need to use Apple’s API or development tools. jQTouch is a jQuery plug in that makes this all possible.
The great thing about jQTouch is that it not only works on the iPhone, but also will work on Android and the Palm Pre. So you can develop for all major mobile platforms at once.
There are a number of examples from the folks who created jQTouch that is linked at the bottom. I encourage you to check it out and consider using this as opposed to the iPhone SDK. I think that in the long run this will be the most compatible way to have great looking, functional web applications on mobile devices for the future.
Here are the examples:
Check out and download jQTouch from their website at: http://www.jqtouch.com/