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iPhone User Interface Cookbook by Cameron Banga

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Integrating Web View into our app

Being connected to the Internet at any given moment with a full web browser is really a factor that helped propel the iPhone's massive popularity. While browsing on a mobile device wasn't exactly a new concept when the phone first released, no manufacturer had ever put together such a smooth experience.

This power web browser was built on Apple's Web Kit rendering engine, which provided an experience similar to what was possible on Safari for OS X. Rich web content was already available out of the box and with a bit of code modification, any website could be optimized for the small screen.

In compiling the first public version of the iOS SDK, Apple gave the developers access to Web Kit through a Web View. In this ...

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