ORF TV Schedules, iPhone-optimized

German version here.

After playing with my iPhone and the SDK for nearly 4 days, I couldn't resist experimenting with iPhone-optimized web apps as well, since they are the only possibility right now to get your own apps onto the iPhone platform (without doing a "jailbreak").

Thusly, here's an iPhone web app to browse the ORF TV schedules (which is probably only relevant to Austrians like me). It's called Quick ORF. I find it very useful to be able to check the TV programme on the road or quickly glance at what's running right now.

It's incredible how fast such a thing can be developed: With the excellent iUi CSS-library and the well-known Magpie RSS library, it only takes very little PHP knowledge to tie everything together and get a beautifully formatted iPhone application. Didn't take more than an hour and a half.

The screenshots of the current shows are grabbed from tv.orf.at, the programme schedules are pulled in via the official ORF RSS feeds.

Naturally, I don't have anything to do with the ORF, nor do I assume any sort of liability for this app. Use it or don't. If you're happy with it, feel free to make a bookmark.

ORF TV schedules for iPhone/iPod Touch: Quick ORF