If you know what I am talking about…here you go.
Webapps were the future. Steve Jobs and Apple originally wanted the iPhone to use web pages as Apps. Then people started throwing billions of dollars at Apple so they said Apps were the way to go. However, you can still turn your simple website into a standalone iOS App using some simple META DATA.
This article on using the iPad as a Kiosk is a great starting point. I took incorporated the tips into my site (michaelmontez.com) and you can now save the page as an App.
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes" />;
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/path/to/icon.png" />;
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="black" />;
touchevents, as opposed to
hoverevents, to accommodate the limitations of the touchscreen.
The iPad was originally all about webapps. For that reason, you can still turn any webpage/site into an app, no Apple approval required.
Read the full article at Smashing Magazine
UPDATE – once you try this, you will find that you site links open in a new Safari page. You can prevent this by adding the script found here: https://gist.github.com/1042167
Every three or four months I like to reset my Android device and return it to stock. Why? I like that new phone/device feel that you get with stock Android…and then I ruin that feeling by adding back all my apps and content.
After my last reset, something went wrong. When I tried to download my workout music playlist, I got the following error: “Can’t download songs right now. Check your internet connection.” I received the error on 3g/4g, and wi-fi. My data connection was working fine on all connections…so something else was wrong.
I found some blog post but didn’t find a step-by-step guide…so I made one.
The data connection was not the issue. The error is a Device Authorization issue. If you are experiencing this error, you have too many (more than 10) devices associated with your Google Play Music account. Here is how you remove devices.
– In your desktop or none phone/device web browser, go to http://play.google.com/music/
Click the GEAR icon in the upper right corner and select “Music settings“.
– At the bottom of that page, you will see the Device section. Here are all the computers and devices associated with your Google Play Music account. DEAUTHORIZE any devices you no longer want to keep associated. (DO NOT DEAUTHORIZE THE COMPUTER YOU ARE ON.)
– Once step 4 is complete, grab your device. Launch the PLAY MUSIC app. Once launched, go to the Settings section and make sure your account is selected.
– Go back into your library and select an album, artist, or playlist. From the pop-out menu, select KEEP ON DEVICE.
– This will send a request to authorize the device and the download should start.
– You should now see your phone/device listed in your Google Play Music devices section.
Got an eye-exam this week. They took pictures of my eyes. I turned the pictures into this graphic. Please feel free to use it for your kids birthday or wedding invitation.
Do you have 100+ “friends” on Facebook? Do those 100+ friends post a lot of junk? Do some of those friends post more crap than quality? Well, you can filter your Facebook friends and only show “All Updates,” “Most Updates,” or “Only Important Updates.” What does this mean to you? Well, you know that uncle that only post game updates…now you can say, “only show me the important stuff.” And for your lover, you can select, “All Updates,” and you will never miss a post.
In your friend feed, you can hover over the news items of the person you would like to edit. On the right, you will see a little “down arrow.” Click the arrow and you will get a menu of options for this friend.
The first section will increase/reduce the amount of post you see from this person. You can also select “unsubscribe from…” This will allow you to not see anything from this person…but stay “friends.” Take that MOM!