Web Development Issues

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by thaum4m, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. thaum4m macrumors newbie

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    Jul 9, 2010
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    I'm in the process of creating a web site for Safari to be viewed on an iPad and I need a way to quickly upload images to the site. I came to the rude shock of finding that it's not possible to upload files using a html input file upload field (ie. I can't upload through the web browser).

    I need to be able to provide a means to upload multiple files quickly (e.g. multi-select browser dialog - not upload one file at a time). I was thinking of getting the client to use an iPad application (e.g. FTP On The Go.). It would ideally upload to a specific folder to the web server.

    1. Would FTP On The Go be good for the task?
    2. Is there an IPad application for uploading that has image thumbnail previews?
    3. Are there any issues I should be aware of in terms of css and javascript support when developing a web site for viewing on the iPad.

    Please don't provide useless links or ask me to Google it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bluedog3401 macrumors regular

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    Sep 4, 2008
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    If these images are in the iPhoto application then upload them to an application that already supports uploading. The issue you are running into is the limitations (probably security related) that limit what safari can do. With files it is severely limited.

    A workaround for you may be the following:

    Install an image thumbnailing/gallery software that supports an application already available for iphone/ipad.

    Menalto's Gallery 2 has such an offer and you can tweak its CSS or templates to fit in with your current website if needed. You didn't define the end-use of the uploaded images so how it ends up being presented may or may not be more of an issue.

    http://codex.gallery2.org/Downloads

    Then on the iphone/ipad you can use the following app (when properly configured to do the assist and upload your photos from the Photos app to your site.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igallery/id341048146?mt=8

    You'll have to configure a user with access to uploading to a specific gallery folder and enable the plugin for the remote protocols used by the app. I've tried it and it works great using my phone and app.

    I'm not sure how you are intending the iPad to 'get' new images to upload unless you have access to the hard-to-get camera connection kit.
     

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