My newfound weekend hobby is to build web sites for my iPhone. Building sites for the iPhone is different than building for the web. You have to focus on the content and experience – pick one or two things your site needs to do and do just those – takes me back to why I got into the Web in the first place, before the business people showed up. Plus you don't have to worry about 4 different platforms and 15 different browsers.
My first project was to create a simple interface to control my µTorrent client. I wanted to be able to see the status of my torrents, pause them and add new ones. You can find out more info and download it here
I wanted to create a simple interface to access CBC News content. I work at the CBC as a Senior Architect of Front-end Development, so I have intimate knowledge of how the site works – since I architect most of the way it is presented. You can view the final version on your iPhone over at cbc.ca/iphone.
This iPhone interface allows you to get movie showtimes for most Canadian cities. I wanted something simple – just the times, that is all – and fast. So I scrape data (old school) from tribute.ca and apply a style sheet to it. tribute.ca has a mobile wap site but I wanted something designed specifically for the iPhone.
I live in Toronto – Canada and have been building websites for 15 years. I currently work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the New Media department as a Senior Architect of Front-end Development.
Toronto – Canada