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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: iOS' device API
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:06:30 GMT
CI implementation is what I am gunning for here (and can actually use it).

I don't like it either but reality is for people building cross-platform
apps at some point you have to do:

if (device.platform == 'android') // do some stuff

For example, knowing when to attach to a back button vs rendering some ui
to handle that.

IMO we should set up deprecation for "name" and move to "model" as it's
clearer (and probably was the reason why iOS went for device's custom name
in the first place - semantic confusion :P )

On 11/7/12 7:35 AM, "Brian LeRoux" <> wrote:

>This may get some rotton tomatoes thrown at me but I would be in favor of
>axing these apis altogether. I think they are more dangerous than useful /
>developers should favor browser feature detection for their UI work.
>There is no programmatic reason to want these properties otherwise that I
>can think of?
>(But agree at least should be consistent as Fil suggests.)
>On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
>> Currently if you ask for device.platform you will get several different
>> responses on iOS. You'll get iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, etc. This seems
>> backwards. IMO all of these should return 'iOS'.
>> Related, returns the custom device name as the user defines
>> in iTunes. IMO it should return the model name, I.e. What
>> returns now.
>> This would line it up with our docs + other platforms.

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