[web app] save images directly into "photos"

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by PixelRockstar, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. PixelRockstar macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    Hi there guys first post and this is the only place i could think of posting this question so here we go =)

    Im creating a web app for iphone that basically allows users to save wallpapers for the iphone.

    Ive added this code to the <head> of the page:
    <meta content="yes" name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" />

    to allow the app to be chromeless without the safari bars once a user saves it to their home screen but when they do this the problem arises that you can NO LONGER press and hold an image to bring up the "save image" dialogue and therefore renders the app useless.

    is their a way that the save image dialogue can still be used OR a way to create a button so that once pressed saves the image directly into photos

    I know there are some native wallpaper apps available which do this but im no programmer and have no idea how they do it or if its different for what Im trying to do?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

  2. ChOas macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
    The Netherlands
    You could just let the user take a screenshot through the power-home combo. :)

    Might not be the best/most pretty way, but it would save the wallpaper straight into the photo library :)

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