autoscroll

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pere, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. pere macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a web app where I need autoscroll (for displaying lyrics to guitarists). Today this works perfectly under Safari/Firefox/IE. I am however totally unable to come up with a javascript-code that works under iPhone/Touch.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. PuffMatte macrumors newbie

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    #2
    I need it too...

    That's just what I'm looking for as well... Any luck finding a solution ?
    This application would be worth a lot to me...
     
  3. pere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have found a solution.

    I think this is the best way of doing it:
    Code:
    function ipodScrollTo(){
            //In general this scolls about 3/4 of the screen
    	if (window.orientation == 0 || window.orientation == 180){
    		 		slength = 290;
    		} else {
    	 			slength = 145;
    	}	
    
    	start = window.pageYOffset;
    	
            //It could just jump to the end.
            //However I liked this better. Makes it easier to follow the text
            //This do however depend on what kind of text you have
    	for(i=(slength/4);i<=slength;i=i+5){
    		window.scrollTo(0,(start + i));
    	}
    	
    	//Uncomment to return to top if you are at the bottom
    	//if (window.pageYOffset == start) window.scrollTo(0, 1);	
    	
    }
     
  4. PuffMatte macrumors newbie

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    ok, that's good news.
    Just one "small" problem. I know very little about computers and programing. My situation is that I'm planning on getting myself an iPod touch if there's a way to show textdocuments that scrolls on it.
    I'm a singer/guitarist/entertainer and instead of carrying 3 binders packed with songlyrics around to every gig, having all song in the iPod would save me a lot of time. I'd be more efficient.
    So I would really appreciate if you could go through it step by step, how you do it.
    I'v got all my lyrics as "word-doc's" in my PC. Do I need a special app. downloaded to my computer or the iPod? What do I need and how do I do it...?

    Please please tell me how you do it...

    Kind regards PuffMatte
     
  5. Nipz macrumors 65816

    Nipz

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    What are the URLs for these apps?

    Would u like to share them on my site?

    Ben
     
  6. brando88 macrumors 6502

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    You may be interested in using the app "ruBooks." It's basically an Ebook reader that also allows viewing of PDFs, .doc, .xls, and images, but it has a customizable auto-scroll feature.

    ruBooks is available via both Cydia and Installer.app, on the BigBoss source.
     
  7. PuffMatte macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Brando 88,
    that may work for me... Is it easy/quick to work with. I need to browse the song-library easy? it contains over 800 songs.
    Anyway, I'm thankfull for all the tips a get in this matter...

    thansk...
     
  8. brando88 macrumors 6502

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    Its unbelievably easy lol, when you open the app you are presented with a mini file browser anchored at /mobile/

    Just drop the texts into a folder (most likely on the Media partition, but anywhere in /mobile/ should work) and open the app to view!

    Good Luck!

    [ brando88 ]
     
  9. PuffMatte macrumors newbie

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    Hey Brando 88.

    can you, or anyone else for that matter tell me how I copy my lyrics (.doc) from my computer to my Ipod touch.
    I have jailbreaked my iPod and installed ruBooks, now I want to create my own library of songs on the iPod.

    Sorry for being such a retard at this. But hey I'm a singer not a computerwizzard. . . ;)
    My situation is that I have the lyrics at my computer and I want to get them to my iPod so that I can read them with the ruBooks app.

    If anyone can find the time to make me a foolproof step-by-step instruction manual I will be enourmusly grateful.
     
  10. PuffMatte macrumors newbie

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    ok now I've learned how to use winscp to copy ".doc-files " to my iPod. Thank you google and youtube... lol
    But in what folder should I drop them so that I can open them with ruBooks. I can watch them but not with the autoscroll and all the other features that the app offers... Please Help !!
     

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