Thursday, October 20, 2011

The iPhone Helpers Plugin for Rails 3.x

Picking the name of a new library or plugin is stressful. You could go too informal and call your library something like authgasm (now authlogic) or too formal and call it "Dull Authentication Plugin for Enterprises 1.0." It's the geek equivalent of calling your kid Butterfly or Jane. Fair enough, but what if you just called your daughter Kid or Girl? That's the approach taken by the author of the snappily named rails-iphone-helpers.

Rails-iphone-helpers is a Rails plugin that provides helper methods to produce iPhone-specific (or iOS, more precisely) HTML.

This library solves a simple problem, but few people have the patience or interest in memorizing the underlying code to set viewpoint sizes, scaling options, iOS icons, or iOS splash image settings. With rails-iphone-helpers, it all becomes structured and simple.. what more could you want from a plugin, really?



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