Show a little love for the Web Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by B-Dizzy, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. B-Dizzy macrumors newbie

    B-Dizzy

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    Native apps are great, but Web Apps can still be cool. I just finished creating "Webapp Store" which is a directory of webapps. (http://webappstore.spwire.com). Cool idea, but even cooler is how after you add this app to your homescreen, you will be hard pressed to realize the app you are running is actually a web app rather than a native app.

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  2. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Pretty cool! Needs a better icon if it's gonna stay on my homescreen though.
     
  3. B-Dizzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, I am far from a graphic designer, but I created a new icon, maybe this one will work better?
     
  4. goobimama macrumors regular

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    Great effort man! Really nice. Will write about it on Smoking Apples.
     
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  6. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    awesome idea. Great job. Hopefully web apps started incorporating the full screen mode code.
     
  7. vemulasri macrumors member

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    Good idea. This will good for all the apps that do not exist in appstore.
     
  8. goobimama macrumors regular

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    Posted an article about this on Smoking Apples. The App Store of Web Apps.. Leave your comments and feedback to support the developer.
     
  9. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Are there any webapps that aren't available in the appstore? I mean, are there any cool webapp programs that wouldn't pass the Apple SDK?

    I've looked around a bit but am interested in people's favorites.
     
  10. senorian macrumors regular

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    I found the ESPN webapp while searching through the sports section of webapps and i'm really impressed by it. I used it all the time during baseball season and now for football and college hoops.
     
  11. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, that's a lot better! :)
     
  12. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I get the fail page on my non jailbroken 2.1 iPhone, something must be up with your user agent detection script!
     
  13. B-Dizzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you get the fail page after adding the icon to your home screen? Even with a 2.1 firmware iPhone, you will get the failed page until the application is launched from the homescreen.
     
  14. londondude macrumors regular

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    Brilliant, mac should take this up with you and fully impliment it, sell it to them.

    You dont have all the web apps though?
     
  15. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    You know what's cool about webapps? They run in the background!
     
  16. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    I could help maybe, I'm pretty decent with photo shop

    Zym
     
  17. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Scrolling in this is like a slideshow. Any way to smooth it up?
     
  18. B-Dizzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BergerFan - The scrolling will be better in the next version, hopefully I will get something up by the end of this weekend.

    TheZimm - If you want to create a logo, that would be great, I can't really pay you for it, but I would credit you in the about section.
     
  19. Almy macrumors 6502

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    Ok I give up, gonna just have to ask. What's the deal with stand-alone mode? From the searching I've done I'm guessing it's a jailbreak only kind of thing. Or is it actually simple and I'm just overcomplicating it?
     
  20. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    It's actually simple, but honestly something I'd not encountered before this. When you load up the link given on the iPhone in Safari, it'll tell you to hit the '+' button- from there you select 'Add to Home Screen', and it will put an icon on your home screen (with your app icons) that you click on. That runs it in 'Stand-Alone Mode' as I understand it...
     
  21. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    What it really means is that the webapp still runs in Safari, but in fullscreen mode instead of having Safari's GUI taking up your screen space.
     
  22. Almy macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. Whenever I click on the icon it just loads the page I originally used + to get it on the desktop. I'll keep trying now and then to see if I'm missing something, but when I run it it doesn't let me do anything other than view that original page.
     
  23. B-Dizzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Stand alone mode was a feature added in the newest firmware "2.1". If your phone/touch has not been updated, it will not work.
     
  24. Almy macrumors 6502

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    As it turns out I'm just an idiot. But I think I'll go ahead and blame ATT&T then slink into a corner and hush!
     
  25. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking of web apps, to the starter of the thread, how do you publish one; in dashcode I created a mobile version of my site(it's really just the RSS feeds but mobile version) and was wondering how to publish it!

    Zym
     

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