iPhone and the web

So now that the iPhone is out, I'm preparing to start seeing pages that were built for the iPhone, with a fancy logo in the bottom or on the side saying "iPhone optimized". Actually, Apple already has instructions for it: Optimizing Web Applications and Content for iPhone. It has some interesting limitations like:

  • Mouse-over events
  • Hover styles
  • Tool tips
  • Flash

Flash is what really caught my attention, actually. Adobe is working really hard to push their Flex framework. Can this be an important challenge for people? Not that it can kill Adobe's framework, unless somebody comes with a new framework that works on the iPhone. That could make things interesting.

Anyway, just musing about technology, while I need to get back to working on a paper that has been on my table to work on for over a month now. Time to get to it.