State of Mobile Web Development, ... and then what?
This week I read an interesting 3-part blog post by Peter Paul Koch in which he explains the current State of Mobile Web Development (i.e. state as of september 2010). These blog posts are actually a response to a finding of Mike Rowehl, who, in his blog post The Right Tool for the Job, expresses his surprise about webdevelopers' attitude when it comes to mobile. Instead of hearing webdevelopers complain about not 'being able to hit wide swaths of devices with the same set of markup and styles', they seem to be happy that the're able to leverage existing web development technologies (HTML / CSS / JS), and seem to be satisfied when
'it works on IPhone'. In mobile, there 'is a disconnect between what web developers do, what they’re supposed to be doing, and the tools mobile vendors make available to them'.