and welcome to my social media web app site. I'm a registered
Apple developer and design web apps for personal and business
use. The apps can be used on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch,
along with other smartphones that have a browser.
So what exactly is a "web app" and how is it different
from apps in Apple's App Store? Web
applications — or web apps — combine the power of the Internet
with the simplicity of Multi-Touch technology, all via a browser
on a small screen--like an Apple mobile iDevice or an Android-based smartphone/pad.
are some advantages of web apps:
work on other non-Apple mobile devices, so you can reach a
--No need to connect to iTunes, download or install anything
from Apple's App Store.
--No need to ever update anything.
--Any updates can be done seemlessly in the background by
--No need to submit the app to Apple for aproval.
--Design possibilities are endless with no restrictions.
--Apps don't use any additional CPU or memory resorces.
--Battery life is longer without using addition resources.
--And best of all, most all web apps are free.
do you access web apps if there is nothing to install? You
simply open your mobile browser (Safari on Apple iDevics)
and enter the URL of the app. For example, to access a radio
app I developed for SmoothGrooves
Radio, just enter the URL "smoothgrooves.mobi"
and the app will come rght up.
do I find web apps? Just visit www.apple.com/webapps
and you'll find a growing list of over 1700 web apps to flick
and scroll through.
can I get a web app for personal or business use? Simply email
me and I can inexpensively design anything you want.
and to the right, are some examples of my app (dave.merten.mobi)
using different wallpaper backgrounds that I change periodically.
Click on the icons in the picture to the right and you can
navigate the app just like you're using an iPhone.