I've been doing some web development for iPhone and Mobile Safari lately, not least because of a series of articles that will be showing up in IBM DeveloperWorks soon.
Get the plugin from github: git://github.com/noelrappin/rails-iui.git
Right now the plugin is primarily interested in doing a few things:
It contains a rake task to download iUI, move it's files to the Rails public directories, and change the CSS image URL's accordingly.
There's a controller class method
acts_as_iphone_controller, calling that sets up a before filter that captures the Mobile Safari user agent string and sets the request format to
iphone for use in
respond_to blocks. For testing purposes you can call the method as
acts_as_iphone_controller(true), and all calls will be treated as iPhone requests.
There is a module of helper methods that are wrapper methods or combinations of iUI CSS classes. Included are:
A method for creating the iPhone toolbar at the top of the view.
Methods for creating the iPhone list structures from a list of elements that know their associated URLs, including a grouped list in the style of the iPod application
Rounded rectangle classes
A form helper for the iPhone toggle button, as seen in the settings page.
A method to specify an Ajax callback when the phone changes orientation
So take it for a spin, let me know what you think. Hope you find it useful.
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