[OpenLayers-Dev] iPhone Support

Bruno Binet bruno.binet at camptocamp.com
Thu Feb 11 03:11:25 EST 2010


Sorry for the late response.
I recently worked on the Camptocamp mobile sandbox to provide a mobile
interface with simple search functionnality for one of our customers.
This sandbox is based on patched versions of IOL and iUI libraries.
- IOL [1] is the OpenLayers mobile library initiated by OpenGeo which
is able to handle touch events for example. Given Tim response on
previous OL mobile thread, IOL is not targetted to be pushed in
OpenLayers, but OL browser event handling stuff should rather be
revisited so that OL could work transparently on mobile devices. So I
think that future efforts on mobile should put directly in OpenLayers.
- iUI [2] is a ui library which mimics the iphone interface.

The sandbox has been tested with webkit mobile devices only (iphone OS
and android). It was designed to work only on mobile devices, so that
we could drop many dependencies and reduce the size of the js build.
So you're right, we haven't tried to make it work transparently on
desktop browser like firefox.

Hope this clarifies the situation.


[1] http://projects.opengeo.org/mobile
[2] http://code.google.com/p/iui/

On 5 February 2010 22:38, Stephen Woodbridge <woodbri at swoodbridge.com> wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> I have been looking into iPhone support for OpenLayers and have found:
> 1) sandbox/camptocamp/mobile/ which looks promising and got it working
> 2) http://trac.openlayers.org/ticket/1994 (the demo is gone)
> 3) are there other OL specific resources, examples?
> I was wondering if this is actively being worked on by someone? who?
> Is there a list of mobile browser that are targeted for support?
> My Acer NetBook has touch gestures but I haven't look into how these are
> presented as JS events.
> One thing I noticed with the camptocamp sandbox is that the page does
> not work in FireFox from my desktop. I am assuming that there is no
> browser detection and code to handle mouse events in place of touch events.
> In general I'm interested in where this is going and would be interested
> in testing things as they get added to trunk or sandboxes.
> Thanks,
>   -Steve
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