February 2, 2010

Cross Platform Hybrid Communication

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:19 pm by tetontech

For those who wish to develop their own hybrid library or framework here is a table that may be of help.  It also explains how QuickConnect communicates back and forth with the native device code on multiple platforms.

Key:

  • URL data transfer – Information must be passed as if the view was being updated with a new page to display or, in the Case of Android, and HTML “JavaScript:” URL is used.
  • Direct Call – JavaScript objects are available from the underlying language or underlying objects are available from within JavaScript depending on the direction of the call.
  • Built In – The native development environment is HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Device To Native From Native
iPhone/touch/iPad URL data transfer Direct Call
Android Direct Call URL data transfer
Blackberry Direct Call Direct Call
Palm WebOS Built In Built In
Nokia/Symbian with QT Direct Call Direct Call
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January 16, 2009

QuickConnect Porting and Development schedule

Posted in Android Development, iPhone development, misc tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:20 pm by tetontech

I recently got a request for information regarding the planned development and porting of QuickConnect and thought it should be shared here as well.

I am particularly excited about the ad hoc networking.  It will be great when an iPhone, an Android phone, a Linux based phone, macs, linux machines and even PC’s can discover each other and not need to care what the other device/machine is.  Then an application can be anywhere and interoperate with versions of itself or other services on any of the platforms.  And the applications can be written in JavaScript on all of the platforms.  Wow.

The current porting situation is as follows:

  • iPhone: release 1.1.1 available 1.1.2 next few days 1.5 beta in next few days as well
  • Android: beta 1.0 available today if all goes well
  • Mac: 1.0 beta 1 is currently shipping
  • LinuxQT: beta 1.0 in a week or so
  • MobileQT: about two weeks after LinuxQT beta
  • Microsoft porting will happen after the MobileQT port is nearing completion.

The iPhone 1.1.2 release will include access from JavaScript to:

  • device information – OS, device type, UID
  • The iPhone 1.5 beta 1 release will include access from JavaScript to:
  • ad hoc networking and service discovery (Bonjour Networking)

The iPhone 1.5 beta 2 release will include access from JavaScript to:

  • Raw socket networking (access via the synch cable)

The Android 1.0 beta 1 will include access from JavaScript to:

  • Browser and Native SQLite databases via the wrapper
  • AJAX wrapper
  • Vibrate
  • Play Sounds
  • Record and Play Audio
  • GPS data
  • accelerometer data

Android 1.0 beta 2 release will include access from JavaScript to:

  • Embedded Google Maps

Android 1.5 beta 1 will include access from JavaScript to:

  • ad hoc networking and service discovery

The LinuxQT 1.0 beta 1 will include access from JavaScript to:

  • Browser and Native SQLite databases via the wrapper
  • AJAX wrapper
  • Drag and Drop utility if web view supports CSS transitions(experimenting with this now)

The LinuxQT 1.0 beta 2 will include access from JavaScript to:

  • Embedded Google Maps

The LinuxQT 1.5 beta 1 will include access from JavaScript to:

  • ad hoc networking

The MobileQT 1.0 beta 1 will include access from JavaScript to(when the device supports it):

  • Vibration
  • accelerometerdata
  • GPS data
  • Browser and Native SQLite databases via the wrapper
  • AJAX
  • Play sounds
  • Play/record audio

The MobileQT 1.0 beta 2 will include access from JavaScript to:

  • Embedded Google Maps

The MobileQT 1.5 beta 1 will include access from JavaScript to:

  • ad hoc networking

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