Holy pink potatoes!
Have you been wondering what iPad web apps are going to be like? Well it seems that a few websites (like gMail) have got iPad web apps up and running already and it looks nice!One thing i have noticed is that scrolling is not smooth when you run it in the iPad simulator(i couldnt resist). I personally would love to see the desktop version of gmail get this kind of interface redo with panes.
Today you (yes you who probebly doesnt have a iPad yet) can test it out by launching Safari on your desktop and changing your useragent to the following:
Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10
When pasting it in, remember to remove any new line characters in the middle and the ends.
FYI, To change the user agent, of safari…
- Launch Safari
- Go to preferences
- Go to advanced
- Tick to enable the “Show enable in the menu bar” option.
- Close preferences
- Go to gmail
- Go to the new Develop menu -> User Agent -> Other…
- Paste the user agent above in without the newlines
- Click ok and see it come to life!