We’ve been contacted by Automated Home reader (Mr Flibble) on his interesting step-by-step guide on building a custom iPad web app for the X10 CM15 Pro on Mac OSX. Even more interestingly he plans to release an open source version soon….
I wanted it to look vaguely like a native iPad app and whilst I thought about using a framework (if I had several weeks to kill I’d reverse engineer AdLib) I decided it’d be quicker to make up my own interface with images and text. I designed it on Firefox a couple of days before getting my iPad, then did some final tweaking when it arrived. I wanted an interface that would fill the entire browser but not require scrolling.
I wrote the initial interface for landscape mode, which I plan to be in most of the time whilst using the device. Annoyingly Apple decided not to make the screen 16:9, but I came up with a way of fitting everything on…”