Handheld Designer

Easily create and host beautiful HTML5 mobile web applications for the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch.

Handheld Designer is an application for the Mac that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create HTML5 mobile web applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, without learning HTML or CSS (if you don't want to). Build games, productivity and to-do list apps, and more. And when you're done, share your app with the world with a single click using the built-in web app hosting.

Just $39.99 on the Mac App Store


Simple Drag & Drop Design

Design the pages of your mobile web application with a simple drag & drop editor. Select from dozens of objects, including buttons, text, images and more, and add them to your app without writing HTML. Use native controls, or the beautifully-designed objects from the jQuery Mobile user interface library.


Easy Property Editing

After adding objects to your page, edit their properties using the simple property editor. Set the object's location, color, font, background and more, all with context-sensitive help.


Built-in JavaScript Editor

Define the functionality of your application with JavaScript, using the built-in syntax-highlighting code editor. Handheld Designer will also help find any syntax errors in your code.


One-Click Cloud Hosting

Share your application with the world with a single click. Forget separate hosting accounts and FTP transfers; Handheld Designer will publish your app on a domain that you choose with the press of a button. Even write server-side scripts with database support using JavaScript, right in the built-in editor. Dynamic mobile web applications have never been easier!

Or, Host Yourself

If you have your own web hosting, export your Handheld Designer projects as standard HTML and JavaScript, suitable for any standard web host.


Sample Web App: Weather

The obligatory weather app. View the forecast for your city, and customize the temperature display.

The Sample Gallery within Handheld Designer contains the full source code to this app, so you can see how it was constructed, and make your own modifications to it.


Sample Web App: Restaurant Menu

An application created with Handheld Designer for a (fictitious) restaurant, Café Michel. The app provides the restaurant's menu, with a description and photo of each dish. An example of a form that could take reservations and an embedded Google map are also provided.

The Sample Gallery within Handheld Designer contains the full source code to this app, so you can see how it was constructed, and make your own modifications to it.


Sample Web App: Scrolling Shooter Game

A simple shooter game created with Handheld Designer. Shoot as many enemy ships as you can before time expires.

The Sample Gallery within Handheld Designer contains the full source code to this app, so you can see how it was constructed, and make your own modifications to it.

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