Apple iPhone’s Safari browser capabilities

“Univeristy of Washington’s Emerging Technology group published notes from Apple’s Developing Web Sites for iPhone session from WWDC last week. The blog entry provides some interesting information for users and web developers alike about the iPhone’s capabilities,” arn reports for MacRumors.

MacDailyNews Note: The notes have been pulled from Univeristy of Washington’s Emerging Technology group’s site:

Apple listed what the iPhone offers for websites:
– the page view feature lets you look at multiple websites and documents by scrolling thru them one after another
– Full PDF support
– double tap for zoom in
– one finger as a mouse used to
— pan page
— press and hold to display the information bubble
– two fingers as a mouse used to
— pinch content to shrink – zoom out
— pan page
— scroll wheel events
– new telephone links allows you to integrate phone calls directly from your webpage. remember this is only on safari.
– built in google maps client for integrated mapping from your website

MacRumors also summarizes iPhone Web page size limitations and restrictions that Apple noted in developing for the iPhone along with Apple’s web design recommendations in the full article here.


  1. Wells Fargo explicitly supports Safari – 100%. And as an added bonus, Wells Fargo Bank is the *only* U.S. bank to have the highest possible credit rating from both Moody’s Investors Service, “Aaa,” and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, “AAA.”

  2. flash wasn’t available because we didn’t want to give Adobe all the specs on the damn thing.

    once its out – it won’t take us too long to get the Photoshop guys making their cute video-y plug-in done.

    mdn magic word: soon

    as in, when the flash plugin will be available.

  3. Here’s a question . . .

    Will iPhone run some kind of text reader with search capabilities (for downloading books, etc.) such as iSilo? Or will Apple have its own software built into the iPhone for text reading as it does with Preview as an Acrobat Reader replacement on the mac? At first I thought it was a given, but with all this about web based apps I am curious what it will do?

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