- 05-20-2013, 04:25 AM #27
just to announce great interest here too.
And I'd immediately buy
- an aditable adblock list
-and/or a way to modify browser signature so that my preferred sites do not autoswitch to their (generally poor) 'mobile version'...
Thank you, go on and all the best!
For the editable adblock list, what level of flexibility do you want to get? It is currently subscribing to a host file available online and it seems to be working rather well. Do you want to have an ability to create a host list on your own? Or you want to be able to create a custom list of host files that you would subscribe to?
- 05-20-2013, 06:56 AM #30
Also, a minor thing (and probably just me so far, coming from non BB phones etc.) could you add an option to turn the trackpad off? So far I found I had no use for it, but more often than not I caught it when swiping!
- 05-20-2013, 08:01 AM #31
Last, subscribing to well known lists would be fine too (there are renowned examples) but generally speaking my idea was to get the possibility to add some exclusion rules.
Thank you for your excellent work anyway!
- CrackBerry Addict
05-20-2013, 08:57 AM #32
- 664 Posts
Amazing first attempt! The UI is just top notch. I love Fast Browser, but its UI is a bit clunky. This is elegant and polished - very professional looking. Please do keep working on it, and when you're ready to publish it through AppWorld, I'll be one of the first people in line with my wallet open...
- CrackBerry Master
05-20-2013, 11:34 AM #33
- 1,373 Posts
As most others have said, great UI. Top notch. A couple of things I will say; I don't like the track pad. I can see others do like it, but I don't, and would love an option to disable it. Also, is there any way to implement the bezel swipes with the bottom bezel? Or is that not accessible to app devs? I say this because I have often found myself swiping the bottom bezel in the stock browser in an attempt to go back, and it'd be great if it actually worked. But I guess top bezel is better than no bezel...
Another thing I would quite like is if it where possible to hide the URL bar, but leave the tabs, so it was possible to switch tabs without swiping down from the top bezel each time, but still have a bit more screen space than with the URL bar. Perhaps an option to only show it on blank tabs or something?
Don't mean to come off demanding or anything, just want to offer a few suggestions. Feel free to completely ignore them of course, you seem to do being a great job already
EDIT: I'm actually starting to like the track pad a little more. One annoyance with it though is when you scroll past the top or bottom of a page using the track pad, it doesn't "snap back" the way it does when scrolling normally.
Also had one other though; if there is any way to do it, a username/password saver would be awesome. AFAIK, no other native browser has that and Android browsers experience a speed bottle neck, so they're out. For most sites it's not a big issue, but when cookies expire or whatever, it's a tad annoying to have to re-enter login data.
Last edited by SifJar; 05-20-2013 at 04:18 PM.
- 05-20-2013, 12:42 PM #34
not bad as an app. Actually, the best browser on playbook up to date. Kind of laggy and slow at times. Any way you can compile this so it runs faster?
Can't wait for voice control. Maybe you can team up with the dev of sayit and maybe give him a certain percent of profits.
Either way, love it!!!
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-20-2013, 04:25 PM #35
- 3 Posts
This looks great. Out of all of the browsers available on the Playbook this one feels the most natural. I just need it to have bookmarks and preferably some kind of "new tab" page and I'd happily buy Origami to use as my primary browser.
I really like the elegance of the interface, all the most useful functions (switch between desktop/mobile modes, private browsing, booster, etc.) are accessible from a single button press, which is how it should be and is one of the things I dislike most about the stock browser.
Like others have said I found the trackpad thing kind of distracting and it's not something I would use so the option to turn it off would be nice but not essential for me.
Got it. It would take some time to develop an in-app host file editor. More likely you will have to write one on your PC and load it onto the browser.
The current filter is http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt which can be found at: https://code.google.com/p/ad-away/wiki/HostsSources.
The implementation I am thinking is for you to put your custom host file under Public folder in Dropbox. And you will enter the URL of the file, which the browser will download it on a set interval or on-demand basis to keep it up-to-date.
It is probably going to take a while to develop this feature. And I cannot guarantee it will be there but I have an idea of what needs to be done to achieve it. As for speeding things up, Adobe Air has its own limitations. I will fine tune it for every mile-stone release though.
- 05-21-2013, 12:56 AM #41
Thanks for the browser. I really like the feel of it. Swiping for going back, foward and reloading is great.
Also the trackpad is a nice way of scrolling up/down of those endless websites.
I am glad some devs are still suporting the playbook. kudos to you guys.
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-21-2013, 03:35 AM #42
- 5 Posts
Just wondering why origami has that weird user agents
- desktop mode: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1468.0 Safari/537.36
-non desktop mode:Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.1.1; Nexus 7 Build/JRO03D) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.166 Safari/535.19
Lets say that I can somehow understand windows on desktop mode (but I am linux guy...), but I do not get point about android as mobile one. It causes that some websites are showing infos about mobile apps etc.
Is there any way to change user agents for that modes ?
This browser is meant to be used in portrait orientation. With the defaukt playbook user agent you will get a desktop view, which by design optimized for landscape orientation only. This did not meet my needs so a user agent for a similar form factor (nexus 7) was chosen.
Desktop mode uses the latest user agent string for Google Chrome running on windows 7. The setup I have on my PCs. Again, this is something you can change in the soon-to-come settings manager.
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-21-2013, 11:28 AM #46Why on Dropbox rather than straight on the device in an ordinary folder
- 5 Posts
Having it online is way better for me, because it updates automatically.
@pcshun thanks for clarification about user agent
What would be also cool, I think is if trackpad works until released. I mean, instead of detecting end of trackpad by measuring where it is, I think better might be having it working until screen touch continues.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-21-2013, 12:55 PM #48
- 101 Posts
I'm loving this. Great start, it's fast and minimal. Tried FastBrowser, but could not get on with it. Can't wait to see where this goes in the future, well done.
I have a suggestion, when you click on a link and it opens in another tab, it does so in the background. If you have the screen in fullscreen mode, you don't see the new tab appear and you wonder if anything happened.
Could you either add an option to activate a new tab when it is opened or flash the toolbar to show a new tab has been opened like the default browser does.
- CrackBerry Master
05-21-2013, 02:21 PM #50
- 1,373 Posts
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