Android and iPhone browser wars, Part 1, WebKit to the rescue
Build a network monitoring application for the browser
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: December 08, 2009
Mobile devices play an ever-increasing role in our lives today. We use them to communicate. We use them to navigate. We even use them as a handy flashlight. While custom applications are extremely popular for the iPhone and the Android platforms, there is an opportunity in mobile Web applications. This article is the first in a two-part "Android and iPhone browser wars" series on developing browser-based applications for iPhone and Android. Along the way, we will build a simple network monitoring application that runs within the confines of the desktop and both mobile browsers.
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