joe hewitt

  • HTML5 Developer Joe Hewitt: “There’s A Place For App Stores Long-Term”

    HTML5 Developer Joe Hewitt: “There’s A Place For App Stores Long-Term”

    Here at the TechCrunch Mobile First Crunchup storied mobile developer Joe Hewitt spoke about the future of native and mobile Web apps with TC writer MG Siegler. Hewitt is most famously the Facebook mobile developer that stopped doing work on Facebook’s iOS efforts after he got fed up with Apple’s staunch App Store rules. Hewitt seemed softer with regards to Apple at… Read More

  • Mobile First Speaker LineUp: Joe Hewitt, Omar Hamoui, Kevin Systrom, And More

    At the end of this month, we are putting on a Mobile First CrunchUp, which will focus on the increasingly popular strategy of creating a mobile product first, and a regular Web product second, if ever. Mobile is just a more interesting part of the Web right now for many reasons—iPhone/Android, tablets, location-aware apps, cell phone cameras, GPS. People are so interested in this topic… Read More

  • Joe Hewitt's First Post-Facebook Web Gift: Inertial Scrolling For All

    Joe Hewitt's First Post-Facebook Web Gift: Inertial Scrolling For All

    Back in early May, developer Joe Hewitt surprised a lot of people when he abruptly announced he was leaving Facebook after nearly four years. Hewitt had been vital to everything from the social network’s iPhone app (the most popular app of all time) to (supposedly) the don’t-call-it-a-phone secret phone project. But he apparently wanted to return closer to his pure web roots (he… Read More

  • Esteemed Mobile Developer Joe Hewitt Leaves Facebook

    Notable mobile developer Joe Hewitt has left Facebook to pursue independent projects related to HTML 5 development. From his blog: “Today was my last day at Facebook. Normally when I leave a job I go out cursing the management and wishing I had left much sooner. In the case of Facebook, I sent heartfelt emails to all of my managers thanking them for the privilege of letting me work… Read More

  • Facebook Developer Considers Deleting Facebook So He Can Get Some Work Done

    This made us smile. Star mobile developer Joe Hewitt just tweeted out the following missive roping Twitter, email and yes employer Facebook into a triumvirate of distraction, calling them “non-work related bookmarks.” When asked to clarify what he meant in >140, Hewitt responded, “I just mean social media in general.  Obviously I keep parts of Facebook open for work… Read More

  • The State Of Web Development Ripped Apart In 25 Tweets By One Man

    The State Of Web Development Ripped Apart In 25 Tweets By One Man

    There are few people who know the ins and outs of the web as well as Joe Hewitt. For the past decade, he’s had his hands deep in everything from Netscape, to AOL, to Firefox, to Facebook (where he currently works). Hewitt also knows a thing or two about the iPhone. He’s the one who first built Facebook’s excellent iPhone web app (before there were native apps on the iPhone)… Read More