The Australian developer in question is Nathan de Vries, who has published his detective work in a blog post, one that I fully recommend you read for all the details that he went through.
To give the short version, de Vries debugged and disassembled his way through Apple's iAds private API framework until he came up with a standard web view object that could make use of WebGL.
Some folks at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design have jumped on the findings and created a WebGL-enabled browser that is linked below:
The real question remaining is: how long it will be until WebGL is available throughout iOS without hacks such as this?
Anyone care to wager when the black box known as Apple chooses to release this feature to salivating masses?
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.