With mobile device manufactures each having its own preferred development environment, a growth mobile phone application developments that are World Wide Webcapable and a large population of HTML savvy developers, there has arisen web based application frameworks to help developers write applications that can be deployed on multiple devices.
March 6, 2008 - the first iPhone SDK beta is released to a limited number of developers (4,000).
May 29, 2008 - iPhone OS 2.0b6 Beta 6 is released. This is the first version of the UIWebView that included SQLite database support.
July 11, 2008 - iPhone OS 2.0 and the first release version of the iPhone SDK released. All developers could now download the SDK if they registered.
August 2008 iPhoneDevCamp in San Francisco - Nitobi begins development of PhoneGap.
November 11, 2008 - A port of QuickConnect made available for Mac desktop and laptop systems.
December 16, 2008 - version 1.0 of QuickConnect for the iPhone released. This included support for embedded Google maps, Geo location, SQLite support both in the browser and with installed databases, an AJAX wrapper, drag-and-drop, phone, email, audio file recording and playing, as well as other features.
January 16, 2009 - version 1.0 beta 1 of QuickConnect for Android released. This release was an eclipse project that could be imported by the user into their workspace.
August 29, 2009 - version 1.5 of QuickConnect for the iPhone released.
November 11, 2009 - version 1.6 beta 6 of the QuickConnect family made available. This included the first support for Palm WebOS. This support was provided by an Xcode template that would build, install, and run the application into the PalmWebOS emulator. An Xcode template for Android 2.0 support was also added. This template would build for both the emulator and the Android app store as well as install and run the application on the Android emulator Templates were now available for the iPhone, Android, and PalmWebOS mobile devices.