Mobile Drupal - iPhone en Powering mobile apps by Drupal <p>The interest in creating mobile apps or mobile websites with Drupal is increasing enormously. With the launch of the new <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/default.aspx">Windows Phone</a> today, the new <a href="http://www.symbian.org/symbian-platform/symbian3">Symbian^3</a> and the <a href="http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/blackberry6/">BlackBerry 6</a> family of devices, the already enormous popular Android and iPhone duo got some new brothers and sisters. It is clear that there will be an enormous need for mobile developers and platforms that can drive these developments.</p> <p>To illustrate the interest of the Drupal community in Mobile, just have a ook at a recent blogpost by Dries <a href="http://buytaert.net/drupal-in-a-tablet-world">where he polled the community</a> about possible wishes and needs in order to make Drupal a better platform to drive mobile apps.</p> <p>While a number of solutions are being created as we speak I just wanted to point to two specific efforts that, instead of creating Drupal code to better communicate with mobile apps, write libraries for mobile platforms to better communicate with Drupal:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://github.com/workhabitinc/drupal-ios-sdk">Drupal iOS SDK</a></strong> is an iPhone library for Objective-C developers</li> <li><strong><a href="http://groups.drupal.org/titanium-api">Titanium API Group</a></strong> tries to collect snippets of code for the <a href="http://www.appcelerator.com/">Titanium Framework</a> that can power both Android and iPhone platforms. Hopefully some more formal Titanium libraries will emerge from this effort...</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://mobiledrupal.com/content/powering-mobile-apps-drupal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> android drupal iPhone mobile Tue, 12 Oct 2010 02:28:37 +0000 Tom 92 at http://mobiledrupal.com Styling form buttons on the iphone: -webkit-appearance <p>Techniques for styling "form buttons" are well known to themers, and certainly to themers who develop for smarthphones that understand some CSS3, things become very easy.</p> <p>However, recently we ran into some issues with iPhones that show a glare if we theme our buttons...</p> <p><div class="geshifilter"><pre class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;">&lt;input type=&quot;submit&quot; name=&quot;submit&quot; value=&quot;submit&quot; id=&quot;submit&quot; /&gt; &nbsp; &lt;script type=&quot;text/css&quot;&gt; #submit { color: #fff; width: 135px; height: 30px; border: none; background: #E00 ; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; } &lt;/style&gt;</pre></div></p> <p><a href="http://mobiledrupal.com/content/styling-form-buttons-iphone-webkit-appearance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iPhone mobile Mon, 27 Sep 2010 02:10:18 +0000 Tom 91 at http://mobiledrupal.com Using Virtual Hosts on the Android Emulator <p>We know that it is a very good practice to use Virtual Hosts on your local machine to develop websites locally. Using paths like <a href="http://localhost/site1" title="http://localhost/site1">http://localhost/site1</a> are not only bad looking, it gives problems when you reference files, images, ... relative to your domain. It also helps you get better organised.</p> <p>There are some steps to undertake in your systems hosts file and in your apache server in order to get these virtual hosts running. Just <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=setting+up+virtual+hosts+apache&amp;btnG=Search">google</a> or <a href="http://www.bing.com/search?q=setting+up+virtual+hosts">Bing</a> for a tutorial.</p> <p><a href="http://mobiledrupal.com/content/using-virtual-hosts-android-emulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> android iPhone mobile testing Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:15:32 +0000 Tom 87 at http://mobiledrupal.com Mobile usages for Drupal <p>Someone directed me to the following blog post, illustrating a cool use case for Drupal in a mobile context. Read it on <a href="http://realize.be/mobile-uploads-your-drupal-site">http://realize.be/mobile-uploads-your-drupal-site</a><br /> The blog shortly explains how you can use <a href="http://www.drupal.org">Drupal</a> together with the <a href="http://drupal.org/project/mailhandler">Mailhandler</a> and <a href="http://drupal.org/project/mailsave">Mailsave</a> modules to update your Drupal image galleries through a mobile phone (e.g. iPhone).</p> <p><a href="http://mobiledrupal.com/content/mobile-usages-drupal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drupal facebook images iPhone mobile Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:49:47 +0000 Tom 26 at http://mobiledrupal.com