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Getting CW icon on iPhone's desktop
|Author||Topic: Getting CW icon on iPhone's desktop|
posted 03-31-2012 10:28 AM ET (US)
Can someone explain in simple terms how I can get continuousWave on the 'desktop' of my iPhone 4s, sorta like an app, so I don't have to go thru Safari or Google. In other computer-illiterate words, a shortcut.
(I'm ashamed to admit that I asked the same question a year or so about another phone but I've forgotten the helpful answer that was swiftly forthcoming, and I can't find my topic using the search engine.)
Thanks in advance,
posted 03-31-2012 10:31 AM ET (US)
Hang on. Just did another search and found the answer. I shoulda just asked Siri ;-) Thanks.
posted 03-31-2012 02:32 PM ET (US)
I can't believe that Apple is not shipping the iPhone with a desktop application already installed that links directly here. I'll have to get on the horn with them.
posted 04-01-2012 07:46 AM ET (US)
"There's an App for that"!
posted 04-04-2012 11:00 AM ET (US)
It's a bookmark added to Home screen. (wink)
An CW app would be too modern and sophisticated. The site is running a freeware version after all. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
posted 04-10-2012 07:32 PM ET (US)
What would it take to get CW live with a forum app such as Tapatalk?
posted 04-10-2012 08:07 PM ET (US)
I really dislike when other forums prompt to use Tapatalk. There is very little reason to use a full "real" app for a forum.
Apple provides through some simple meta tags the ability for a website to function almost as though it where a "real app".
When you add a website to to the iPhone/iPad springboard(desktop) this is called a "Webclip", iOS will look for and utilize certain meta tags in the web to set icon, loading image, initial zoom/scale, and whether the standard chrome(address bar, back forward, etc.) should be displayed.
Without the chrome a properly designed web site is indistinguishable from a "real app". Real apps can do things a web site cannot currently do, such as start the camera to take a photo, get gps coordinates of the device but for a discussion forum this is not usually necessary especially one that does not allow file upload such as CW.
Here is the developer reference from Apple should jimh want to pursue these additions: http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#DOCUMENTATION/AppleApplications/ Reference/SafariWebContent/ConfiguringWebApplications/ ConfiguringWebApplications.html
Android's web browser is based on the same Webkit project that Apple maintains and therefore many features that seem iOS specific also work on Android, if not there are usually equivalents that are very similar.
posted 04-10-2012 08:34 PM ET (US)
I have no idea what the application "tapatalk" is or what it does. I suppose I would have to first become familiar with the process.
In my mind the purpose of CONTINUOUSWAVE is to collect and organize information. The beauty of the presentation is its simplicity. The HTML code is very basic. The bandwidth needed is very small. Literally no changes have been needed in the design of the website to have it work on mobile devices because the original concept was always geared for simplicity and low bandwidth.
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