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iOS 8 compatibility

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Posted 20th Sep 2014 at 03:39
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
Now that iOS 8 has been released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch I can see that the Puzzlemix mobile player does not work well on this version of Mobile Safari. The problem is that it pops up a keyboard when you press a number key.

Unfortunately all browsers on iOS are fundamentally the same in terms of their main behaviour and so this affects all iOS browsers.

Posted 4th Oct 2014 at 03:05
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
I have now fixed this issue, and the web players work on iOS 8 as well as all earlier versions of iOS. The keyboard no longer pops up when you try to use the touch interface.

I had seen this issue on one one of the Android browsers too, so this should be fixed for Android as well. The cause was to do with setting object "focus" - on iOS 8 this pops up the keyboard (it is actually a bug in iOS 8, so far as I know), which was previously done to support using both the TAB key plus the spacebar when solving.

I have not yet optimized for the display size of the iPhone 6/6+, because the browser is still reserving some unnecessary space for the pop-up toolbar that plagued the bottom of the browser screen on iOS7, but I will adjust this soon.

Posted 4th Oct 2014 at 03:07
Last edited by gareth 4th Oct 2014 at 03:08
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
I might add, on iOS 8 it also no longer opens the player in a new window. This isn't a huge problem because you can just use the browser back button when finished, and given it also won't let you close the window from the button that appears maybe this is a good thing in any case. I do have plans to change the way the player windows appears on all browsers in any case at some point, so I'm not planning to address this in the short term. I have seen situations in IE11 where it will block the main player completion window on your first visit, which isn't good, so this does need to change.

Gareth, puzzlemix

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