real Apps

  • XCode
  • appcelerator (write in JavaScript, but gets natively compiled to standalone apps)

Pseudo-Apps

Pseudo-Apps is what I call the apps which are actually a bunch of HTML pages with JavaScript and some JavaScript-API for accessing the iPhone internal features. These open in a WebKit-control so that they are basically some spiced up websites.

  • PhoneGAP (HTML/JavaScript/CSS, gets compiled and can be offered through AppStore; standalone apps)
  • Big Five (HTML/JavaScript/CSS, runs off the web → slow when switching pages, needs Big5-Launcher)

Web-Apps