Category Archives : frontend engineering


What is WAC and how it could help us 1

At Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, @uxebu attended the WAC event to catch up with the future of WAC. WAC, short for Wholesale Applications Community, is a group of global mobile operators. They provide, among other things, a spec for their correspondent web application runtime “WAC”. Recently the new WAC 2.0 Spec got out […]


Explaining EmbedJS

Last week, we tagged the current state of EmbedJS 0.1. This is a large step for us, and something we have been waiting for and wanting to do for a long time. And with doing so, the need arises to answer a lot of questions – and we better start sooner than later. So, here […]


indexedDB Updates – FF4.09b

IndexedDB is all the buzz right now, but it is pretty hard to find information about it’s implementations. In addition to that, the impls change on a weekly basis. So I figured it would be nice to summarize every now and then what has been happening around IDB in the last time. And as Mozilla […]


BlackBerry6, WebKit, WebWorks, DevCon10, etc. 2

The BlackBerry DevCon 2010 closed it’s doors a couple of days ago and to put the conclusion first, I have become a new evangelist for the BlackBerry6 platform. It supports W3C widgets, well … in a way ;). The core message I took away: web technologies have become first class citizens on the new BlackBerry […]


uxebu is hiring

JSConf is just around the corner and all the JavaScript geeks are meeting there. We from uxebu are going there too, of course :). We are going to give four cool talks David Aurelio (of TouchScroll fame) – Interface Styling & Scripting for WebKit Mobile Jens Arps (our storage expert) – The hitchhiker’s guide to […]


Forgotten tricks for iPhones Safari 13

Safari om the iPhone is an incredible powerful browser and comes with a whole bunch of features. Besides the amazing support for CSS3, a superfast rendering engine and great JavaScript support, there are a few hidden gems I want to explain in this (and maybe following) blogposts. If you are interested in mobile web development, […]


One var statement for one variable! 13

JavaScript allows to comma-separate multiple variable declarations, like so: var i=0, j=1 . Declaring multiple variables using one var-statement accross multiple lines is a NO GO! I consider this evil. And I learned it the hard way. It might look pretty nice, looks like less code and more efficient. But it definitely is not so […]


Mobile Web – does the adult industry point the way (again)?

During a very intense week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and a lot of very interesting meetings, discussions and talks, one incident surprisingly stuck out. At one of the evening events, I randomly met the folks behind http://www.yourappshop.com, a platform which allows you to distribute iPhone applications through other means than the official […]


EventNinja – A Mobile Cross Platform App 14

Lately we have been quite active around a mobile app, which you can find in multiple app stores for multiple platforms. The app runs on iPhone, Android, Palm’s WebOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Nokia S60, Vodafone 360 phones and we are still adding to the list. But the most interesting fact is: it’s all the same […]