Monday, March 29, 2010

Installing Snow Leopard on a PC without a MAC (PC ONLY ISO METHOD)

Here's the guide that got me through my install,

just note that you may have to try a few different USB DVD drive combos before this will work.

I used a USB to IDE bridge thingy and an old IDE DVD drive from my work computer. Tried another IDE DVD drive from home and that didn't work for me.

also in the guide it says boot the CD, swap in snow leopard, hit F5 and then boot the snow leopard CD but the way I got it to work for me was to boot the CD, swap in snow leopard, hit ENTER on the CD icon, then it came up with an APPLE HFS thing that wouldn't load, but then I could hit F5 and that changed to "snow leopard install" or something like that, which loaded fine.

I hackintosh'd a Dell Mini 10V, and all the hardware works perfectly using the guide above (netbookCD has drivers / extensions for many of the popular netbooks)

[edit] Here are the rest of the guides - for USB installation from any OS for example


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Making Apps for Phones using only web technologies

Here's a list of all the frameworks you can use to program a phone web app (eg. iPhone) using only web technologies:

Some of the frameworks can even compile native apps for iPhone for example. Of course you'll need a mac or hackintosh if you want to compile an iPhone app using Appcelerator Titanium for example.

Some of the frameworks also allow you to create native desktop apps as well !!!

Bye bye web design, app design here I come!!

P.S. if you want to make iPhone apps but can't afford a Mac, there's always the Dell Inspirion Mini 10V which seems to have all its hardware supported by snow leopard:
(although you'll need to check out the legal aspects of that as regards apples EULA and your country)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Creating iPhone / Android / Other Mobile Web Apps

It's a drag and drop UI creator for iPhone / iPod touch web pages - I dunno if you're into that sort of thing. Also works for creating Palm Pre apps
Soon to include the following features:

Other popular smartphone emulators (coming soon)
Blackberry Storm simulator (coming soon)
Google G1 emulator (coming soon)

more in this vein:

  • - develop apps for iPhone, android or desktop (windows,linux,mac) using only HTML and JS, the desktop version can even use Python or Ruby !!! (like Adobe Air but claims to be better)
  • - More iPhone web app development - just the animation / UI side of things, but it has some very nice effects.
Some of the above can be used to compile from web-app to an iPhone app that can be sent to App Store (but I think all compiling requires a Mac or hackint0sh)

[edit] Oh I forgot to mention - iUI - intro + download + demos