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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

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  Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

Actually, I find the full screen feature more interesting than the printing ability (although that does sound cool). Seems to me if you're able to present your HTML5/JavaScript in full screen without the overlay buttons, you end up with something that looks a lot like an App... without having to distribute it through the App Store. And we all know how Apple feels about that.
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  Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

You can already add full-screen web apps without any chrome to iOS and it's often nearly indistinguishable from a native app (if done well). The TestFlight "app" is a great example from testflightapp.com. They have a web-page that you can add to your home screen and it launches with zero chrome, very much like a native app.
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  Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:24 AM

This is a good list of the positive aspects. What are the misses?
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  Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:42 AM

"in part because there’s no logical place for a PDF to be saved on iOS)"... Actually there is. In iBooks, hit the collections button and select PDFs. So if there's 3rd party software, put it there. i have many PDFs stored there and synced to my other devices. However you can't create a PDF from Safari (without 3rd party software). But you can save a web page in iOS. Hit the Reader button in the URL field. It'll pull up the article content with pictures in a separate window ( it won't have the browser toolbar and ads, just what you're interested in). Email it to yourself using Apple Mail on a .mac account. Create a PDF archive folder in Mail, and you can archive it there and it'll sync to your Mac Mail .mac account and your other iOS devices.
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  Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

A little clunkier but it works
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  Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

The new Google Chrome supports the app Mobi Print, a mobile printing utility. Mobi Print gives users the ability to FINALLY print their documents, PDF’s, or data variables in a true mobile environment. In fact Mobi Print does not need any internet connection to work at all. Mobi uses a technology called interapp data sharing. This allows us to transfer PDF’s, images, data strings and other variables into our app for printing and manipulating. Mobi Print has partnered with the top hardware vendors to integrate the native languages for MfI Bluetooth printing to an actual Mobile printer. (not a HP deskjet strapped in to the passenger seat) . Our first release of Mobi Print came with the ability to print Bluetooth to a 2″ or 3″ receipt printer. By the end of the year, we will have 2-3-4 inch Bluetooth mobile label & receipt printers. Not to mention we also print to Zebra entire line of ZPL or CPCL printers in Wifi mode.
Learn more at : mobiprintapp.com
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