Add a speed dial to the home screen (1.1.3 Web App)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ab2650, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Hi Folks,

    I've been working on an method to add a speed dial "WebClip" to the home screen for arbitrary numbers. Its based off the method posted here but is designed to enter the number via a form rather than URL.

    What it does right now is lets you type in a number then bookmark the resulting page on your home screen. Subsequent visits use the tel:// handler to try and make a call. It's fairly basic right now and I'm looking for feedback and suggestions.

    It is available at

    A note on security: As stated from the QLNK site, there is a bit of a privacy concern, in that every time you click a bookmark it has to hit my site to generate the tel:// url. If this is too much of a privacy concern, I apologize; You will have to take my word that I won't be looking at where people are calling. And frankly, I don't have enough time to be looking at random people's calls.

    As for how I'd like to advance the web app, I'm looking at the following:
    - Finding a way to guarantee privacy.
    - Adding customized bookmark icons.
    - Cleaning up a lot of the CSS and HTML.
    - Lighter weight for EDGE (it's pretty light now anyway).
    - Anything else people suggest.

    I'm curious to know how it works for other people. I may make the php source available if people want it, but it's really simple anyway. Most of the effort has gone into the UI.

  2. Fofer macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2002
    Nicely done! Looking forward to seeing the way to add custom icons.
  3. ab2650 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Since I don't want to be hosting people's image files, I was thinking of including a field to enter a path to a remote image (this works for the touch/iphone image). However, without copy/paste that's a long string to key in... The somewhat nice thing is you can hit the site on a computer and then email the resulting URL to the iPhone to add later.
  4. ab2650 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Updated with Custom Icons!

    Hi Folks,

    I've updated my "QuickDial" app to allow customized icons. I made 8 quick ones from some photos I had on hand, and most won't make much sense to anyone but me...

    But I added a way to use any image that has a URL to be used as well; You just need to type it in.

    I have so little free time (8-month-old) so I haven't been updating it. If there are some photoshop wizards out there that want to make 8 or so generic contact icons I'd sure appreciate it. PM me for specs.

  5. EglMtn macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Are you developing this for the app store for the new 2.0 software? This was one thing that really bothered me with the 1.0 software. This is one app that I would be happy to pay for.
  6. ab2650 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    I'll take that into account, but I am not developing this for the app store. To note, this is a web-app and my development experience is for the web.

    I am fairly confident that someone will make an app to put 'speed dials' on the home screen. It seems like such an obvious function...

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