By Nick Salter, Junior Strategist
Sun exemplifies great use of open-source web technologies and APIs to bridge the gap between a web page and smartphone hardware. Minimal in design, code and execution it’s clear that Sun is not designed to have the same functionality as its native app counterparts do, but rather as a quick reference without all the clutter.
Built on HTML, CSS and jQuery for touch gestures, the web app works fairly seamlessly within the mobile Safari browser and utilises location services to pull accurate location-based data. The backend relies on Yahoo and Google APIs for location and weather data respectively.
Adding Sun to the iPhone’s home screen.
A couple of the different themes, Jour and Bokeh.
Jump to here on your iPhone or iPad and add it to your homescreen to get started.
Via The Verge