Testing web sites with the iPhone SDK

Apple’s iPhone SDK is now available in beta format for free download (running your apps on a real iPhone is a one-time $99 charge).

The 2.1GB download contains the full Xcode 3.1 environment for Mac app development but also an extra 22MB of iPhone-specific SDK goodness including an iPhone simulator named Aspen Simulator (perhaps the code-name for iPhone). Whilst most of the iPhone’s apps are absent you can still access settings, photos, Safari and contacts.

Besides the cool idea of creating real iPhone apps you can also use Mobile Safari to test your sites on an iPhone – very cool! Here’s DamienG.com in the simulator when twisted round 90′.

DamienG.com rendered on the iPhone


2 responses

  1. Avatar for Damon Stephenson

    Hmm, wide images seem to break your website ;)

    That iPhone floats underneath the related posts and pages box. Tested in real Safari ofc :D

    Damon Stephenson March 7, 2008
  2. Avatar for Damien Guard

    It does that in Camino as well.

    I need to do some more adjustments to the theme anyway...

    Damien Guard March 8, 2008