A Fully Functional iPhone on Your Desktop

On Your Desktop

Imagine, a fully-functional iPhone on your desktop that enables users to make calls, take calls and capture voice messages on their computer. Well, now most of that can now be achieved.  Joe Johnston has created the AIR iPhone, a desktop application created with Adobe AIR and Adobe Flex 3.


AIR iPhone basically simulates the UI of the iPhone. It has the capabilities to make calls, receive calls, check voicemail, add contacts and even send voice messages, all using Ribbit. If your not familiar with Ribbit, the Ribbit Developer Platform gives developers the ability to make and receive calls, record, send and receive voice messages, as well as add and organize contacts.

Download AIR iPhone

Check out this video created by the guys over at Ribbit. It demonstrates the use of this desktop application and how Ribbit has been integrated. Enjoy!

In Your Browser

Well if that wasn’t enough, Joe recently filled users request to put AIR iPhone online within the browser. When compared to the desktop version, everything along with Ribbit works fine except for the weather and browser.

Preview the Browser iPhone:

Screenshot of the Browser iPhone


Follow up post: Another video on AIR iPhone

3 thoughts on “A Fully Functional iPhone on Your Desktop

  1. I can’t seem to get it to make calls I dialed the number, but the call button does nothing – is this feature really true? Do I have to be logged into Ribbit first? And how do I get a Ribbit user name and password – (couldn’t find it on ribbit.com)?

    Bonus question, the browser works, but how do you zoom in and out? (obviously doesn’t support multitouch, so I thought maybe I could click and drag left to right or right to left to zoom in out out – apparently not)

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