Specific features for iOS support

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UserEcho on iOS could benefit from two specific features:

1) When the user puts a UserEcho website to his Home screen, "as an app icon",
a specific tag in the HTML page can propose a nice icon instead of a mini-preview of the web site
=> why not propose the project favicon or maybe a reduced version of the project icon (both defined in the Settings) in this tag to get a nice icon:
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/custom_icon.png"><br/>
2) When the user launches this community web site from the Home screen icon,
another specific tag can open it as fullscreen, which would be welcome too:
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes"><br/>

I hope those two enhancements could be supported by UserEcho. Details are available on
https://developer.apple.com/Library/ios/documentat...
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Sergey Stukov
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We have added iOS tags, and provide default logo if it not set or community logo as icon.
Now you can add your community to the Home screen and it will run with fullscreen mode and will have a nice icon.
Sergey Stukov
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We have added iOS tags, and provide default logo if it not set or community logo as icon.
Now you can add your community to the Home screen and it will run with fullscreen mode and will have a nice icon.
Ryann
Hello,
Thank you very for taking this set of features into account.

Nevertheless, I notice an annoying drawback concerning the full screen feature:
1- If you add the icon to iOS home screen (to enable the fullscreen support)
2- then you launch the web site from the icon, and you get fullscreen as expected
3- but as soon as you use any of the web links of a UserEcho home page, you switch to the Safari Browser app, and then leaves fullscreen.

Is there any implementation to keep fullscreen from page to page?
Sergey Stukov
Seems that we need workaround to fix this issue, 
we found one of the solutions here https://github.com/mrmoses/jQuery.stayInWebApp

Will try to apply this or better solution soon.
Ryann
Did you find the time this last month to test any of the solutions you mentioned?
From a user point of view, the drawback seems still to be present.
(BTW, maybe the status tag for this topic should not remain "completed")
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Sergey Stukov

Our new version has improved mobile support now.