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elaelap posted 03-31-2012 10:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for elaelap   Send Email to elaelap  
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,


elaelap posted 03-31-2012 10:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Hang on. Just did another search and found the answer. I shoulda just asked Siri ;-) Thanks.


jimh posted 03-31-2012 02:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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.


Mambo Minnow posted 04-01-2012 07:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow  Send Email to Mambo Minnow     
"There's an App for that"!
Phil T posted 04-04-2012 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Tony -

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.

irishcreamer posted 04-10-2012 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for irishcreamer  Send Email to irishcreamer     

What would it take to get CW live with a forum app such as Tapatalk?


jharrell posted 04-10-2012 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jharrell    
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: 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.

jimh posted 04-10-2012 08:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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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