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New Mobile Safari stuff in iOS5 (davidbcalhoun.com)
74 points by franksvalli 1491 days ago | 25 comments



I'm very disappointed that you still can't upload files in Mobile Safari. I "get" the whole no filesystem thing, but come on at least show the photo/video picker.

Little impossibilities like this make mobile web apps perpetually less useful than native apps, and that sucks.

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Use a different browser. iCab Mobile supports uploading, downloading, and side-loading to DropBox or iDisk. The only time I use Safari is when I clock a link in Mail or Twitter or some other client; otherwise, I use iCab almost exclusively.

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while i use icab 99% of the time, i've hit a few limits. first off, not being able to set it as a default browser is frustrating. secondly, i've found a few rendering differences between it and safari: onswipe (the tablet theme powering wordpress.com blogs) and google font api being the two biggest ones i've ran into recently.

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Jailbreaking will take care of the first issue (can't wait to jailbreak my iPad...).

I agree that there are some issues with it (it crashes frequently enough that I care), but, overall, I've found, overall, it is much better.

Features I use daily:

  * Pinboard current page
  * ReadItLater current page
  * Readability
  * Side-load to DropBox to pick up on my Mac
  * Youtube inside the browser
  * Ad filters
And so on...

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You can upload pics from Safari using Picup: http://picupapp.com/

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Yes, but remember that this requires the user to download a separate app in order to have the upload functionality in yours.

Your web application would have to be pretty damn good to get a user to go through that much effort in order to use it.

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Just pointing out that it isn't impossible just merely extremely inconvenient to load pics through Safari.

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We've been using the photo sending by email functionality for this

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No word of whether activating a contentEditable now opens the keyboard. That'd be a big step for lots of content-focused web apps

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Totally agree and that's the one thing I was scanning through the page looking for.

Quora's fantastic native editor is a contentEditable div and so the iPhone version has to do things completely differently which annoys me as a user.

It's the future of all editing and the only good present of rich text editing on the web.

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Give me a sample URI and I'll check it for you. Or wait until I have the time to write up a naive example.

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Would love to hear if this is supported as well. Lack of content editable is a big pain...

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Try http://aloha-editor.org/

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Well, that link is down right now, but I tried http://html5demos.com/contenteditable aaaaaand.......

It worked :)

It appeared to be a normal webpage, but as soon as I pressed in the middle of the paragraph, the keyboard sprung open and a frame surrounded the ContentEditable object.

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Too bad they can't be bothered to put any pricing information online. I have a project that needs an editor, it looks really good, AGPL is not even kind of an option, and I'm willing to pay for a license. But heck if I want to deal with "contacting" somebody to start thinking if it's worth looking at.

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There is a bunch of other contentEditable implementations you may want to look at, many of them under a permissive open source license:

https://github.com/alohaeditor/Aloha-Editor/issues/121

BTW, the Aloha devs are willing to give exceptions to AGPL at least to open source projects.

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On iPad2 it's supported. Someone can try it on an iPhone?

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Not perfect but kb activated w/aloha. Could only get bold to work.

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http://akzhan.github.com/jwysiwyg/help/examples/01-basic.htm...

Works completely on ipad. Finally!

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If no one gets before me ill verify today if Nitro is running in WebView / Fullscreen webapps, I would also like to check if webgl is working now but can't check right now, at work.

Great news that webworkers are "working" :)

I'm sure we'll also get an update from Phoboslab and impactjs if there are any significant performance gains elsewhere for html5 graphics.

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Man I hope the datetime picker allows masks/filters. I'd like to limit minutes to say, every half an hour.

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Here is the spec: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/...

There is a step attribute. I don't know if they implemented that.

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position:fixed is the most welcome addition.

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Any word on adequate html5/javascript sound support; e.g., does the demo at http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/demo/chris... work better than iOS4 (where the lag is huge)?

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Guy I just found a web browser does flash page without paying monthly fees. Puffin browser!! Check it out

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