It’s Here.. an iPhone Simulator for Windows

mobile application development

There are plenty of different places to get a mobile application designed. The problem is that they’re quite expensive. You might be able to figure out how to create your own, but it will probably look very basic. Instead, a good mobile application development software can make it even easier, so that you can build great looking apps all by yourself.

The Mobile design Starter Kit includes all the themes and scenarios you need to build whatever app you want. There are customizable and standard files that allow you to sell or offer anything you want through the kit. Everything is there, so once you spend the money, you can create as many mobile apps as you want – and even sell the apps if this is your thing.

windows-iphone-simulator.png iPhone development is typically a Mac OS X only proposition so, naturally, Apple hasn’t released an iPhone simulator for other platforms, such as Windows. It dawned on developer Shaun Sullivan, however, that Webkit is both available on Windows (within Safari) and that it can render iPhone-specific content well.. so why not combine the two into an iPhone simulator?

Shaun’s iPhone Simulator for Windows is called iBBDemo and you can get it here. You can watch a screencast of it in action too if you like.

Why’s this useful? Well, it gives iPhone webapp developers stuck on Windows a pretty useful tool and.. if you’re a regular iPhone app developer who has to give a presentation with only a Windows computer to spare, this could be a life saver. As a “no frills, weekend project”, it’s pretty simple (no gestures, zoom, scrollbars, shrink to fit..) but perhaps it’ll pave the way for something better.

Note: This is not an iPhone Simulator in the full sense, but a simulation of the iPhone’s Safari browser.

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