Different browser?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by guitarman282, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. guitarman282 macrumors newbie

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    I have a site that I go to that will not work with Safari. Is it possible to put a different browser on the iPhone, such as Firefox?
     
  2. rmapple macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know the answer is NO. But...you're kidding right?
     
  3. guitarman282 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't kidding. I think Apple should make other browsers available for iPhones. I own a mac and I love it, but sometimes some sites won't work with Safari so I use Firefox.
     
  4. Lionheart macrumors regular

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    Is this site Flash? If so...that's why it doesn't work. We'll probably get Flash sometime, but that's an Adobe issue more than an Apple issue from what I understand.

    I doubt we'll see other browsers anytime soon. Don't really need one, if they just get Safari running well.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Aside from the lack of an SDK, which obviously isnt that limiting, its not Apple's fault if there are no alternate browsers. That blame lies with the other programmers who haven't ported them over. MobileSafari is good enough that other browsers may never be ported over.
     
  6. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    No, the fault lies with Apple for not making the iPhone open for 3rd party applications without hacks that can (and have been/will be) broken with future software updates. If it was an open platform someone at the Mozilla Foundation would have already started an official Firefox on iPhone/iPod touch project.
     
  7. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Its a real shame that so many web sites are badly coded. Thats the unfortunate source of the problem. That and crappy ActiveX object nonsense.
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    I have never seen a website that hasnt worked in safari!
    :rolleyes:
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Windows Mobile has been out for how long and Mozilla is only now getting into the browser business with Mobile FF. What makes you think they would be any quicker for the iPhone? Its only been out for four months FFS.

    Mobile Firefox may not be any more successful with those sites when compiled for the ARM processor. Safari for mac renders differently than Safari for windows, thats down to the platform, not because both are called Safari. The same kinds of issues may occur on the phone.
     
  10. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    There are quite a few out there.
     
  11. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    Quote of the day here!!!

    Win Mobile has had a couple of alternate browser options for quite a while now. Funny thing is, that when I did a firmware update, they all still worked!
     
  12. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    At least there is a reason to now create a mobile ff, where as with the iPhone, there is zero reasons to event think about one. And who is the more monopolistic company?
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I can't install FF on my toaster either. Damn you Hamilton Beach.
     

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