Let me tell you what a crazy week it’s been regarding my iPad Simulator
A little background
I’ve thought about creating the iPad simulator shortly after I bought my iPad. I was fascinated by the UI and wanted to see if I can recreate it.
This isn’t the first online simulator I’ve built, before this, was a Nokia n97 simulator, also built with JS + CSS (http://nokian97.co.il)
I’ve uploaded the iPad simulator a while ago, started playing with it, adding apps (google maps, safari, photos etc’) , and I was getting 5 hits daily (most of them me from work)
Some weeks after, I went to a W3C Israel meeting on web app development and after a short hackaton (results of which you can see here and fork on github ) I’ve showed the guys there the iPad simulator among other things. They told me I have to publish it somewhere. I’ve sent an email to [email protected] and went to sleep.
I wake up, and I see that someone mentioned me on twitter (I’m @altryne) and he talked about my iPad simulator. I went and checked google analytics and I was amazed to see that while I was sleeping more then 2000 unique hits arrived at my site.
Turns out my site was a hit on twitter, with guys like Dylan Schiemann (@dylans), Jesse Newhart (@JesseNewhart),Dion Almaer (@dalmaer),Cameron Moll (@cameronmoll) and a lot more – thanx a lot guys I’m glad you like it.
Websites and blogs
Well I read all the comments I could find, including the trolling and I have a ton of stuff to do.
One thing I was thinking about, is showing a web demo of some iPad applications, and ask developers to provides those demo’s, because screenshots are too static
If your’e an iPad app developer and want to see your app in the simulator, contact me : alex [at] alexw.me
I’m also gonna finish my photos app and it’s gonna be awesome! Stay tuned.