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RAP/Mobile Browser

Revision as of 11:34, 24 May 2012 by Tbuschto.eclipsesource.com (Talk | contribs) (RAP on Mobile Device Browsers)

With the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablet-PCs it's also important for RAP to support and adapt to these platforms. Since modern web-standards like HTML5 are supported by modern mobile devices, they offer a possible solution to write cross-platform applications. RAP can offer a powerful solutions for such scenarios, allowing to write complex business-applications for modern mobile devices, provided a appropriately fast internet-connection is constantly available.

There is a common look and feel, as well as certain features, that most mobile applications have in common, even across different platforms. RAP should, within its capabilities, aim to conform to those. As of RAP 1.5, support and features for iOs is mostly solid, while Android still has some more severe issues. This is partially due to some bugs of its default browser that are hard to work around. Other devices have not been tested. Due to emerging alternatives, improving support for mobile browser further is currently not a main focus of RAP core development.

An overview of mobile-related bugs can be found in bugzilla.