MobiUs Browser Powers iOS Web Apps with HTML5
AppMobi today announced a new HTML5-based browser for the iOS platform that acts as both a browser and as a web application platform. Web apps will run in the native Safari browser, but can take advantage of APIs (application programming interfaces) that are available in MobiUs to access hardware features such as gravity sensors, accelerometer, GPS, camera, sound and vibration, file system, and more. These APIs will give developers more control over the web app's capabilities and allow them to bolster the experience in a way that makes them feel like native applications rather than browser-based web apps. Other features of the application include: mobile-optimized web app caching for offline access; DirectCanvas for improved gaming; web-based push notifications; eCommerce and digital wallet technology; tabbed and full-screen browsing; and in-app access to device hardware functionalities. The browser is available for free from the iPhone App Store.