Some things just shouldn’t need to be in the App Store. Designer Jakob Henner of Yahoo! has released an amazingly simple iOS web app that acts and feels like a full-blown, hard-coded Objective-C application. The app is called “Sun” and aims to provide a very Clear-esque weather experience, taking advantage of creative gestures to make the app feel even more polished.
What’s simply astounding though, is that Sun is a web app. The app was coded exclusively in web languages, and finely exhibits the true power of HTML5 and CSS3. To really understand what I’m trying to say you have to try the app yourself. Simply go to pattern.dk/sun/ on your iOS device and follow the instructions. Once installed, remember to try pinching, sliding, and swiping because the app doesn’t make very clear which gestures do what. (more…)