Developer Name: Joe Hewitt
Development Company: Facebook
Tags: Layout; Open Source; Client App
The largest social network on earth wields tremendous power on the iPhone: its technical and visual innovations are so widely used they can become an immediate part of the iPhone UI cannon. Its task is daunting: transport Facebook's entire app platform on top of an OS that is years younger than Facebook itself (see Figure 2-1).
Figure 2.1. Facebook's unique grid-like home screen, modeled after the iPhone's own.
Joe Hewitt, who developed Facebook for iPhone, has open source roots—he worked on the Netscape on Mozilla ...