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Back/Forward button doesn't show up when operating in standalone app mode
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Description

Back/Forward button doesn't show up when app is bookmarked using "Add to home screen" on iOS 7.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

Details

Reference
bz60917

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 2:59 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz60917.
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MSyed created this task.Feb 5 2014, 9:38 PM

bingle-admin wrote:

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Mingle card https://wikimedia.mingle.thoughtworks.com/projects/mobile/cards/1671

jgonera wrote:

This bug is about adding mobile web to the home screen on iOS. When you open it from home screen it opens without any browser UI. Also, clicking on any of the links opens a separate Safari tab which is confusing (browser back on that page is inactive since the main page "stays" in the previous tab).

We should investigate if iOS allows us to treat something added to home screen as a normal website, not a single-page web app.

brion added a comment.Jun 11 2014, 9:50 PM

IIRC if we simply *don't* enable the special Apple "web app" mode, a homescreen bookmark will get created in a mode that gets launched in Safari with all the regular controls.

Actions then:
Seems like we just need to remove
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="black">

Change 165315 had a related patch set uploaded by Robmoen:
Remove apple web app capable mode from skin

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/165315

Change 165315 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove apple web app capable mode from skin

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/165315