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    Untangle Ninja Solignis's Avatar
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    Default Mobile app for Untangle?

    Has the thought of creating an app to remote manage untangle from a smartphone ever been thrown on the idea board?

    Maybe one for Android / Windows mobile?

    Make it a paid app that costs maybe 10 - 15 bucks.

    I am thinking hell will freeze over before this happens, but it would rock so much.

    Just throwing it out there
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    How about pointing at the mobile phone devs and asking them to give us a fully featured browser that can simply view the existing page?

    Why are we redeveloping web content? Isn't it the browsers job to view this "generically defined" content we've created in a usable way?

    CSS apparently completely missed the "small form" specification. I'm curious to see what they do about it.
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    Untangle Ninja Solignis's Avatar
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    Either way its killing me that I can manage untangle on my droid the browsers messes up the page.
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    Make it a paid app that costs maybe 10 - 15 bucks.
    Your going about getting it the wrong way. Tell them they can put ads on the android pages and they will be all over it.

    I know you don't like the dolphin browser, but it does work. Its not pretty but you can do things in a pinch.

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    Ever since they added multi touch to the chrome / default browser in android it has been much better. I have tried dolphin before but I will give it another try I guess.
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    Firefox Mobile (Fennec) on Maemo5 works great for connecting to my Untangle. Sure, the small screen of ANY mobile isn't exactly great for browsing or filling out a lot of info, but compared to Safari on iPhone and the default webkit Maemo browser, FireFox has a much better featureset and compatibility. I believe that Firefox Mobile is coming to Android - its in Nightlys now.

    It would be neat to have a dedicated mobile UI layout for managing Untangle, but I don't see any reason to have specific "apps" necessarily. Maybe a "mobile" page version of the rack, similar to how many websites used to have a mobile version that scaled well for a small screen? Still, if the Untangle team decides on them, it would be awesome to make them open source. Please consider Maemo/MeeGo in addition to Android and always-popular iPhone. Maemo is a great little platform for geeks and hacker types, that will be configuring Untangle and its easy to develop for without paying for access to SDKs and whatnot - its basically Debian Linux for ARM (Admittedly, Maemo6/MeeGo/Moblin will transition over to RPM for some reason). This is one reason that Mozilla chose it as their initial platform for developing Firefox Mobile!

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    Don't forget the iPhone! But a mobile site would be neat too.

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    *Want's Blackberry support so very much for the admin and SPAM quarantine pages* This would make my life so VERY much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    How about pointing at the mobile phone devs and asking them to give us a fully featured browser that can simply view the existing page?

    Why are we redeveloping web content? Isn't it the browsers job to view this "generically defined" content we've created in a usable way?
    agreed
    no need to reinvent the browser.
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    Hmmm....a cross platform browser that works with Untangle? I think that this is brilliant!!!!
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