October 6, 2009
Display Office documents in Hybrid iPhone Applications
I have been playing around with the UIWebView today and found something interesting. The UIWebView can process and display Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, and RTF files. Additionally I understand that the iWork files can also be displayed, though I haven’t tried those yet.
The quick test I created consisted of links in index.html that pointed to each of the Microsoft Office file types as well as PDF and RTF files. I put the files in the Resources group of the Xcode project and all of the files displayed correctly.
If all you want to do is display these files, QCiPhone has complete support. Editing is another question all together. That would require a huge development effort.