An intriguing story about a guy who figured out how to create games for Apple iOS without using PhoneGap or Titanium while completely bypassing the built-in browser has me somewhat puzzled.
The reason this idea caught my eye is that the author is using HTML5 to render the games, which then run on all HTML5-capable browsers, which includes all of the important browsers with more support coming out every day. So doesn't that mean the games will already run on iOS in the Safari browser? Why, then, go to the additional work to make them run naked stand-alone without the browser? I don't get it.
Whether there is something real here or it's just a mental exercise by someone who doesn't like the way Apple renders game stuff in the Safari browser, the exercise is intriguing. The fact that Apple approved two demo games the author built for deployment in the App Store also suggests that this probe opens another avenue in the anti-scripting bias Apple has clearly shown in screening app submissions to the store.