Fullscreen iPhone WebApps

16 years ago, mid-October | 1 Comment

Web applications on the iPhone have always been second class citizens without access to the really interesting features. To add insult to injury web applications lost a large chunk of screen real estate to the top and bottom Safari toolbars.

Well, now they don’t need to. For users with firmware 2.1, if you add the following lines to the <head> section of your web application page then, when someone adds your web application to their home screen and then uses it all they will see is the standard bar showing carrier name, signal and battery level. As ever the pictures should make it much clearer. Notice that there is no address bar or lower toolbar at all, even when scrolling.
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October 19, 2008 16:44



Lock screen fun

16 years ago, at the start of October | 2 Comments

Yet more jailbroken iPhone fun based on Status Notifier. The original version simply placed icons on the lock screen if you had SMS’s, email, voice mail or missed calls. I wanted to have the actual counts visible, just like you get on the standard icons. The CSS for the badge is simple:
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October 6, 2008 22:15



Follow Me Wallpaper

16 years ago, at the end of September | 3 Comments

Last night I tried a little experiment on my jailbroken iPhone. Since I’d already started poking about playing with my own Winterboard themes and have been tracking my iPhone’s location for a while now, I thought I’d see what happened if I mixed the two. So, how about wallpaper that followed you? Follow Me It turns out that combining the two is relatively straight forward. Google now provide a mechanism for getting what they call static maps which will allow you to get an image centered on a set of coordinates. You can also add your own markers if you want.

There are some limitations on the number and size of the maps that you can retrieve so I employed a very simple caching mechanism to ensure I didn’t annoy Google. This certainly helps speed things up when testing and also enabled me to identify a small issue I was having.
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September 22, 2008 11:50



Winterboard Rick Roll

16 years ago, mid-August | Leave a Comment

Winterboard is a rather good application for a jailbroken iPhone that allows you to theme your iPhone’s appearance. It’s touted as a replacement for Summerboard, which I’ve never used. As with any theming you will want to download some, well, themes.
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August 12, 2008 10:26

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