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RAP web application with native look and feel on iPad? [message #661258] Wed, 23 March 2011 17:49 Go to next message
Mark Hansen is currently offline Mark HansenFriend
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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I read an article from some time ago that there was work going on to make it possible to write RAP web applications that can run on the iPad and look like a native iPad application.

Is this possible yet?

I was able to install the Eclipse IDE with the RAP Tooling and build a beginner Hello World application and it works in the built-in Eclipse browser, but my goal is to write an application that looks native on the iPad.

Thanks for any pointers.
Re: RAP web application with native look and feel on iPad? [message #661365 is a reply to message #661258] Thu, 24 March 2011 11:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tim Buschtoens is currently offline Tim BuschtoensFriend
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Hello Mark.

RAP is themeable using CSS-Syntax, so its quite possibel for you to
adapt its look to be more iPad-like. See in the RAP Developer Guide:
"Advanced Topics"->"RWT Theming" and "Reference"->"RAP Theming
Reference". If you miss a certain feature in theming, open an
enhancement request on bugzilla, we are constantly trying to improve
RAPs theming-capability.

We are also considering creating and offering an iOS/Mac-like custom
theme for RAP ourselves, but i cant yet say when this will be.

If you would want a 100% complete iPad-native look-and-feel including
its native-widgets and touch-interface, a native iPad RAP-client would
be needed. This might have been what you read about. While such a client
is theoretically possible, but does currently not exist.

Greetings,
Tim



Am 23.03.2011 18:49, schrieb Mark Hansen:
> I read an article from some time ago that there was work going on to
> make it possible to write RAP web applications that can run on the iPad
> and look like a native iPad application.
>
> Is this possible yet?
>
> I was able to install the Eclipse IDE with the RAP Tooling and build a
> beginner Hello World application and it works in the built-in Eclipse
> browser, but my goal is to write an application that looks native on the
> iPad.
>
> Thanks for any pointers.
>
Re: RAP web application with native look and feel on iPad? [message #661410 is a reply to message #661365] Thu, 24 March 2011 14:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark Hansen is currently offline Mark HansenFriend
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Registered: March 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Junior Member
Thanks, Tim.

The article I read was written by Holger Staudacher in June of 2010.
He talked about using the AdLib (or iAd? are these the same thing?) JavaScript library to create the native-looking controls. I was able to locate this library, but don't see how I can use it within the RAP application.

I'm not sure I'm up to the task of creating an RAP theme to mimic the native iPad look and feel, so I'm really hoping to find an existing solution (other than writing a native application, that is, which is plan B Smile )

Thanks for any help.
Re: RAP web application with native look and feel on iPad? [message #662600 is a reply to message #661410] Thu, 31 March 2011 08:37 Go to previous message
Holger Staudacher is currently offline Holger StaudacherFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,
iAd == AdLib. The adlib was "inofficially" published before. The bad
thing is, that this lib can't be used to build applications. The Apple
license aggreements are the problem for this topic.

The blog post was about a reasearch effort. We couldn't publish the iAd
client to avoid legal problems.

Anyway. Native Clients will be possible when implemented the protocol,
see bug 311355. We are currently working on this topic and we hope that
the protocol can find it's way into Indigo.

Regards Holger



On 2011-03-24 15:51:00 +0100, Mark Hansen <Mark.Hansen@lexisnexis.com> said:

> Thanks, Tim.
>
> The article I read was written by Holger Staudacher in June of 2010.
> He talked about using the AdLib (or iAd? are these the same thing?)
> JavaScript library to create the native-looking controls. I was able to
> locate this library, but don't see how I can use it within the RAP
> application.
>
> I'm not sure I'm up to the task of creating an RAP theme to mimic the
> native iPad look and feel, so I'm really hoping to find an existing
> solution (other than writing a native application, that is, which is
> plan B :) )
> Thanks for any help.


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