Apple allowing web browsers in the App Store now!

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  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    It's true! Check it out! Look at all the brand new apps that came out today. There's even one that doesn't save your history or cache so that you don't have to cover your tracks (if you're being naughty).

    Also, I noticed today there's a new fart app called iQuief!

    I guess Apple is loosening it's grip even more now.
     
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    hmm.. that's interesting.

    I guess they don't care anymore as long as people pay the $100
     
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  4. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sorry... I just think iQuief is just too rude to be on the AppStore... what were they thinking? What's next? iPussyFart? Excuse my language but, stuff like that shouldn't be on the AppStore. I wanna go back to the Sudoku and Calculator days!
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Why hasnt this exploded all over engadget or gizmodo yet?
     
  6. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Not worth my time or money. Waiting for Opera Mini, then I'll be happy.
     
  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hehe... because I am awesome?
     
  8. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    ROFL! I'd buy that just to say I had it. :-D
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Because they're NOT new web browsers.

    They're just applications with a Safari web browser area inside.

    On any other phone... no big deal.
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    So just a shell over safari?
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    These all appear to be different interfaces for the basic Safari stuff "under the hood." Kind of like skins, really. So it still "is" Safari, just with different features.

    Meaning, I'd bet $1,000 that Opera and Firefox still aren't allowed on the iPhone. Just a hunch.

    Pretty much.

    Still cool, though. I LOVE the one that lets you lock the screen orientation. I probably won't download it, but perhaps these will encourage Apple to update "real" Safari with some of these features.
     
  12. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Well, damn. With Firefox, that's all right. But even though I've had no problems with Safari on the iPhone or iPod touch, I'd much prefer a real browser.

    Here's to hoping Opera comes eventually.
     
  13. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't necessarily call these browsers but more just different UIs for Safari/WebKit. Call me when they allow an entirely different engine.
     
  14. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I figured that these browsers are just copies of Safari, but before today, we didn't even see ONE of these... and now there's like 5 new ones. What's next? email applications?... SMS applications?
     
  15. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    Their too busy gushing and admiring the Palm Pre. I think they have forgotten the iPhone and moved on already to the next best thing.
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    More like a shell app containing Safari.

    Just as with almost every other mobile SDK, you can place an HTML display component (i.e. browser piece) inside your app's window. Then you can tell it what URL to load, etc. (I think the eBay app uses one to display item details.)

    So you just provide a URL entry area and whatever other controls you want (and the SDK allows) and you have an instant "new" web browser.

    Developers do it with IE on WinMo all the time, either to make standalone HTML apps, or to provide extra features such as... wait for it... fingertip scrolling.
     
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  18. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    Edge browser is almost worth using. It frees up screen real estate, no url bar or large navigation bar...but how do you type in where your going?

    If the url bar would come up when you double tap or double swipe or something, then I would be in heaven. Iphone has 3.5" of screen yet somebody thought it would be a good idea to take up 30% of it with the url bar and buttons.

    Not the brightest move ever.
     
  19. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Why the hell would I pay for this? The only free one is only available for iPhone, which I don't have.
    And these aren't current web browsers available for desktop so Safari Mobile's probably better.
    I'm still waiting for Firefox or Opera.
    Hey, this may make Apple seem like they have lost it but at least they don't have an Internet Explorer Mobile app yet.
     
  20. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Why stop there? iPeriod with 3D effects and noises can't be far off. Then we will have iMoan, which will merely be sound effects to get co-workers in trouble. Then of course we'll have iRacist, where you can record someone's voice and then modulate it so the playback has that person using racial slurs.
     
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    iCum. iConstipated. iRape. iAsian.
     
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