Do you think more websites will become ipad compatible?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bodhi395, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed a number of websites work with the ipad, yet are missing some features. Examples:

    -Google Docs lets you view files, but not directly edit them.

    -Facebook works mostly, but you can't use the chat feature as of now.

    -Blogger.com's text editing box doesn't work

    These are not flash related issues(which is a whole different topic), and it seems to me that the sites could make some minor changes that would fix these issues. Yet do you think that most websites will fix these type of issues to allow them to fully function on the ipad, or they won't care enough to bother?
     
  2. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    about blogger

    text editing for Blogger works with their $2.99 iPhone/iPad program. That's how you edit the text using either device.
     
  3. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    Facebook chat works on the Atomic web browser (not everyone uses Safari).

    Yes, I think some websites will absolutely become more iPad/Tablet friendly in general. Makes sense considering the sales of the iPad and all the slew of upcoming tablets without flash capabilities out of the box.
     
  4. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Some of the issues seem to be more to do with the iPad identifying as mobile Safari, and the sites serving up what they assume to be the appropriate version. That's what's happening with Google Docs, anyway. Not sure if web servers can separate out iPad Safari from iPhone Safari yet?
     
  5. Bodhi395 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like something like that could be fixed very quickly by a webmaster.

    As for using 3rd party apps to do some things, that works, but seems to me to be a ineffective solution. I want the sites to just work in Safari, without having to download some other app to use all its features, especially if the app costs money.
     
  6. Streethawk macrumors 6502

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    I think they will. HTML5 is a good safe bet for websites right now. It's not controlled by any one company, its supported by just about every browser or device currently coming to the market. Legacy devices running older operating systems and browsers may struggle though, although i think that's a much more minor concern than staying with flash and losing out on the ever growing number of Apple i-device users. Over half a million iPads in the US means that roughly 1 in 500 US citizens currently own one, that's a staggering amount for the time its been available.

    If websites want the traffic they MUST use HTML5 instead of flash, and given that its always an major advantage to allow web developers to embed video/audio etc without plugins, everyone should be rushing to convert to it an away from Flash.

    Also they dont have to whack money into Adobe.
     

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