About a week ago, we here at Needmore realized that like many other good people, we just had to have an iPhone. It was just too cool to pass up, and since we are web designers, we simply had to think of something we could make for it. Not only would this help us to justify the purchase, but it might be really handy. Once we realized that all service plans for the device would include unlimited Internet, it was obvious that a Web 2.0 application could really work.
Enter iPhoneMiles, our first application for the iPhone. It’s a mileage tracker, perfect for small business owners like ourselves, that replaces the crappy old mileage tracking booklet in your car. We’re always forgetting ours, or having to run out to the car at all hours to grab it, or whatever. So 20th Century! It’s time for a change.
There’s still a couple kinks to work out, as there were some real surprises in iPhone’s web browser, Safari. For example, the HTML “button” element, while a standard element, has flaky support on Safari. Strangely, it works fine on Safari 3 beta on my Mac, but has problems on the iPhone. AJAX features work great, but the behavior of the widgets is strange, to say the least.
We hope you happy new owners out there enjoy our first foray into iPhone application design. We hope to offer more in the future – and we do welcome suggestions!