iPhoney – an iPhone Simulator for some kicks

Scaling / June 20, 2007 / Alykhan Jetha

Our engineers decided to have a little fun and make a useful iPhone web browser simulator.

The objectives were pretty simple:

  1. Have some fun after hours
  2. Do something to help developers tweaking their web apps for the iPhone

So yesterday, I get this cryptic email asking me to try this “thing”. After a few clicks, I was like “wow, this thing actually works pretty good”. Apparently it only took a day or so for them to put this together.

Obviously, there is none of that fancy zooming and panning, but the size is accurate, it rotates, it simulates the iPhone user agent and does a few other nifty things.

When we get a bit of time, we’ll open source the project.

So check out iPhoney.

Until next time…

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