Faster searching on iPhone over EDGE

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thesheep, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. thesheep macrumors regular

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    A couple of weeks ago I was trying to research some game reviews over EDGE and getting frustrated with how horribly slow it was. Of course, what makes most pages slow to download over EDGE is all the graphics. Some mobile browsers (like Opera) have an option to turn off images, but Mobile Safari on the iPhone doesn't let you do this.

    Then I realized that Google.com has the option to let you view cached search results, and that you can then select to view them as 'text only'. So I figured I could make a little app that links directly to the text-only versions, using Google's Ajax Search API.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, this is what I came up with: http://gfaster.com. Let me know if you find it useful when browsing over EDGE. Obviously the pages aren't very pretty, but sometimes all you need is the raw information, and this should let you get at it a lot quicker.
     
  2. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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    Just bookmarked it! Good job! I think that it will definitely come in handy for those Slow Edge days... One suggestion.... The site needs a webclip icon!:D:apple:
     
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  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, great idea....

    Make the Web Clip Icon a Big "G" with a wing like tail... Sick
     
  5. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Excellent, many thanks indeed!

    Any chance of a webclip?
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I don't want to be a bit of a prick here, but my EDGE has been blazing fast. I take no longer than 4-6 secs to open a Webpage full of graphics and stuff.

    Maybe its the geographical place that makes the difference in EDGE speeds.
     
  7. thesheep thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good point. OK I made a very quick one, and put it there. I like the idea of a 'G' with wings, but will have to make that later when I get some time.

    Can you check if it works OK? I have a hacked iPhone with firmware 1.1.1 so no web clips for me yet.
     
  8. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    That was quick!

    It works, and I like it. Thanks!
     
  9. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Make sure you give me credit when you create that GWing.... LOL :D

    BTW, the current Web Clip Icon looks great and works!
     
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