Spilled Milk Designs specialize in building custom Flash websites on the Showit platform. I was contacted by their founder Nick Haskins with an offer to work with them on a version of the site that could be accessed on the iPad since the device doesn’t support Flash. The main idea was to build a web app that would look and feel like a native iPad app written in Objective-C, Cocoa or what have you.
Because iPad’s main browser is Apple’s own Safari, we were able to make use of many neat, (term used loosely:) new web technologies, like: localStorage, SVG graphics (coming soon), offline cache and many CSS3 properties which allowed us to minimize the need for images for the app’s layout. The tricky thing about this project was designing for the device’s two orientations – making sure the whole page was inside the device’s viewport and only have certain
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P.S. The app is currently in alpha stage at version 0.8. I am working on a new project with Nick and, when that is finished, we go back to finalize the SMD app before we move onto something special. 😀