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From Anis KADRI <anis.ka...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Determining if "you're in cordova"
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:31:35 GMT
1) Set a specific UA string like the wikimedia guys do (even tough they do
it for other reasons).
2) I remember us talking about a capabilities api. Not sure what transpired
from that discussion.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:

> Back to our original thread. I'm seeing a couple of scenarios.
>
> 1. wants to do analytics reporting (needs user agent)
> 2. wants to do be capability responsive (needs to see if there are
> device apis, usually a specific capability/api combo such as camera)
>
> Thoughts?
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM, Simon MacDonald
> <simon.macdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yup, window.open(url, "_blank") will load the InAppBrowser which is
> > basically a renamed ChildBrowser that actually follows a spec for
> > events.
> > Simon Mac Donald
> > http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Max Ogden <max@maxogden.com> wrote:
> >> In Gather we have a login page that uses childbrowser popup windows for
> >> oauth if its running in phonegap or popup windows in javascript if in
> >> browser. It would be nice childbrowser polyfilled target="_blank"
> (which I
> >> understand is happening in the future) but as for now the heuristics for
> >> detecting which strategy to use boil down to sniffing
> window.location.href
> >> which isn't ideal:
> >>
> >> - if I open my apps index.html in chrome it will have a file:// url but
> >> wont be in phonegap.
> >> - if I hardcode a domain into my app so that it knows if it is running
> from
> >> a server its another thing to remember to update every time the domain
> name
> >> changes
> >> - I already do conditional loading of stylesheets and JS based on user
> >> agent. I think it would be super useful if there was a user agent
> >> equivalent for cordova so the code could decide what to do based on
> >> environment and not guesses based on href
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Eh Fil, is this so they can detect if they have device apis ultimately?
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 1:31 AM, Bryce Curtis <curtis.bryce@gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> > I think the answer depends upon when the app checks to see if it is
> >>> > running in cordova webview.  If it is loading a remote url with
> remote
> >>> > cordova.js, then the native side will become available well before
> >>> > cordova.js finished loading.  So, I would either check for
> >>> > device.cordova or register for deviceready and wait for it to fire.
> >>> >
> >>> > On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:53 PM, Gord Tanner <gtanner@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> >> +1
> >>> >>
> >>> >> This isn't a platform issue but rather a developer issue
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>> >>
> >>> >> On 2012-11-30, at 7:11 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com>
wrote:
> >>> >>
> >>> >>> Presumably the developer knows the url of their own server,
so
> >>> >>> wouldn't it be easier to just test for that in window.location?
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> >>>> So the bigger question then is how to handle the differences
...
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com>
wrote:
> >>> >>>>> It is to run a single codebase (or as close to it as
possible
> minus
> >>> the
> >>> >>>>> differences in cordova.js) across web and cordova apps.
> >>> >>>>>
> >>> >>>>> On 11/30/12 4:02 PM, "Jesse" <purplecabbage@gmail.com>
wrote:
> >>> >>>>>
> >>> >>>>>> Can we back up and discuss the goal?
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>> Is it to use the same code on the server + inside
an app ( that
> is
> >>> >>>>>> packaged for multiple platforms ) ?
> >>> >>>>>> OR
> >>> >>>>>> Is it to load an app on multiple devices all served
by the same
> >>> server?
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> >>>>>>> Its yucky and may break in a future platform
version, but since
> >>> each
> >>> >>>>>>> platform requires its own cordova.js -- then
each platform
> could
> >>> define
> >>> >>>>>>> its
> >>> >>>>>>> own cordova.isWebView?
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>> wp7 is x-wmapp
> >>> >>>>>>> iOS is file://
> >>> >>>>>>> BB is http://localhost
> >>> >>>>>>> Android is ?
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Jesse <
> purplecabbage@gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>> WP7 app is loaded from x-wmapp1:/
> >>> >>>>>>>> WP8 app is loaded from x-wmapp0:/
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>> So file:// will not work
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>> There are probably numerous other approches
...
> >>> >>>>>>>> deviceready will/should never fire, but
that is difficult to
> test
> >>> for,
> >>> >>>>>>>> because it could just be taking a real
long time.
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>> I see many issues with this though:
> >>> >>>>>>>> - each platform still requires it's own
cordova.js, so this
> would
> >>> only
> >>> >>>>>>>> work with 1 platform + a webserver, so
no idea we come up for
> this
> >>> >>>>>>>> will solve the bigger problem.
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Shazron
<shazron@gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> >>>>>>>>> document.location starts with http://localhost
OR starts
> with
> >>> file://
> >>> >>>>>>>> then?
> >>> >>>>>>>>> ;)
> >>> >>>>>>>>> In any case, any js variable that we
could set can be
> overridden
> >>> of
> >>> >>>>>>>> course.
> >>> >>>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Filip
Maj <fil@adobe.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> >>>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>>> I think in BB WEbWorks you get
> >>> http://localhost/somethingsoemthing
> >>> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>>> On 11/30/12 3:35 PM, "Shazron"
<shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>>>> "how do we know if we're in
cordova or not?" -->
> >>> document.location
> >>> >>>>>>>> starts
> >>> >>>>>>>>>>> with file:// ?
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>> --
> >>> >>>>>>>> @purplecabbage
> >>> >>>>>>>> risingj.com
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>> --
> >>> >>>>>> @purplecabbage
> >>> >>>>>> risingj.com
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>> --
> >>> >>>> @purplecabbage
> >>> >>>> risingj.com
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>> --
> >>> >>> @purplecabbage
> >>> >>> risingj.com
> >>>
>

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