Output42 is getting busier and busier developing HTML5 web apps with jQuery Mobile providing a really good user experience. There is one problem which can be hidden but not removed and that is the pesky URL Bar which in a web app is generally useless. When I say hidden, I mean scrolled out of view, however that means it can be scrolled back into view by the user … not very tidy.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a ubiquitous mobile HTML5 compatible browser that has no URL Bar, no Bookmarks, no Tabs and no History. In fact none of the appendages that come as standard with most modern day browsers.

Surely there is someone out there ripping things out of webkit ? Or maybe Apple owns the patent on that one too…

5 Responses to A mobile HTML5 browser that doesen’t

  1. Paweł says:

    Try using Chrome, open your application page, then go to menu – tools – create application shortcuts. You’ll get a separate shortcut icon and a clean window, no menus, no tabs, no adress bar, just your web app.

    Regards
    Pawel

  2. Steve Crabb says:

    Hi Pawel,

    I’m referring specifically to mobile devices and mobile web apps.

    Regards
    Steve

  3. Steve Crabb says:

    Thanks for this Pawel, really appreciate it. I’ll let you know how it pans out !

    Regards
    Steve

  4. Pawel says:

    You can see how it works right away by going to http://www.fullscreen.me/ from your iOS device. Type URL of your website, select “More Options” and choose “Translucent Status Bar” from dropdown list.
    There’s an app for that ;)

    Regards
    Pawel

  5. Much appreciated for the information and share!
    Nancy