Mobile Web programing tool: ChocolateChip-UI
The small screen real estate of mobile devices places a premium on effective interface design. Enter Robert Biggs, a Web developer in Northern California who built the ChocolateChip-UI, a framework for whipping up a worthwhile mobile interface in HTML.
Technically, the underlying code created by the developer is WAML (Web Application Markup Language), a markup language built on top of HTML5. Most of the easy work is done with WAML tags like
ChocolateChip-UI's collection of WAML widgets is fairly comprehensive, all of which appear like the standard iPhone UIs. It even includes extras like deletion lists for enabling users to eliminate elements from a list with a few flicks of the finger.
Mobile Web programing tool: Mobl
Mobl gets rid of this complexity by employing a more declarative syntax. If you want to pause 1,000 milliseconds, you write:
setTimeout function and a
callback function that will execute
doNext(). As a developer, you don't have to think about the
callback syntax or how to wrap everything up in yet another function. All you have to do is write a list of things you want to see happen.