I just wanted to add to this thread some information from the Launchpad bug.

It is possible to login to the Evergreen 2.12 web client on iOS devices,
but not the 3.0 web client.

Thanks to Galen for providing a workaround:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1746020/comments/4

Staff at our libraries are already walking around with iPads and the
expectation was always that the web client would make them more useful, so
we feel strongly that the iOS browsers should be supported.

--
Michele M. Morgan, Technical Support Analyst
North of Boston Library Exchange, Danvers Massachusetts
mmor...@noblenet.org


On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 12:54 PM, scott.tho...@sparkpa.org <
scott.tho...@sparkpa.org> wrote:

> Since of my primary jobs is to sell Evergreen to new libraries, having a
> staff client that is mobile-friendly, but not with iOS is not good. I think
> Safari needs to be added to the list of supported browsers if the end
> result is that the Web Client can be used with iOS.
>
>
>
> Scott
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> *From:* Open-ils-general [mailto:open-ils-general-
> boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] *On Behalf Of *Boyer, Jason A
> *Sent:* Monday, January 29, 2018 12:39 PM
> *To:* Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general@list.
> georgialibraries.org>
>
> *Subject:* Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Web Client on IOS
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>
> I should really read all of my email before replying to some things.
> Thanks for opening that bug, Tim; for some reason Outlook web access made
> your message too easy to miss and I thought this was all of the discussion
> on it to date.
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> Jason
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> Jason Boyer
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> *From:* Open-ils-general <open-ils-general-bounces@
> list.georgialibraries.org> on behalf of Boyer, Jason A <
> jbo...@library.in.gov>
> *Sent:* Monday, January 29, 2018 12:27 PM
> *To:* Evergreen Discussion Group
> *Subject:* Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Web Client on IOS
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> To be more specific (I thought I had filed a bug about this but apparently
> it was lost in tabs half-written...): the single call to
> boardcastChannel.postMessage(...) is what kills Safari and Edge. I don't
> personally see the benefit of allowing those two to just die off for a
> single function call (wrapping it in a try allows them to work again) but
> the newer the feature we require the smaller the range of browsers we'll
> allow to work.
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>
> If the consensus is that Chrome is the new official client we should
> probably state that outright (gross). If not, we need to weigh the
> importance of any feature so new that it's only supported by 1-2 browsers.
> (And like Dan says, Chrome on iOS doesn't work either because it's the iOS
> webkit engine under the Chrome UI and syncing services.)
>
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>
> I guess I should get that bug written up finally.
>
>
>
> Jason
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> --
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> Jason Boyer
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> Indiana State Library
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> 315 W. Ohio St.
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=315+W.+Ohio+St.%0D+Indianapolis,+IN+46202&entry=gmail&source=g>
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> Indianapolis, IN 46202
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=315+W.+Ohio+St.%0D+Indianapolis,+IN+46202&entry=gmail&source=g>
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> *From:* Open-ils-general <open-ils-general-bounces@
> list.georgialibraries.org> on behalf of Dan Scott <d...@coffeecode.net>
> *Sent:* Monday, January 29, 2018 10:37 AM
> *To:* Evergreen Discussion Group
> *Subject:* Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Web Client on IOS
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> I'll add this to the bug, but the underlying reason is that on iOS all
> browsers are forced to use the Safari browser's engine; this means that any
> of the standards-based enhancements that Firefox and Chrome bring to other
> platforms, such as Service Workers (used in the Web Staff Client for
> offline transaction support etc), won't work on iOS until Apple updates
> Safari to support those standards as well.
>
> In short: to make the web staff client work on iOS in even a limited
> fashion, the Evergreen developers will have to add Safari to the supported
> web browser list. Requiring developers to have an iOS device to even start
> debugging this particular issue is a barrier for some of us.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Tim Spindler <tjspind...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> FYI, I just opened a bug on this.
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1746020
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:08 AM, Jason Stephenson <ja...@sigio.com>
> wrote:
>
> On 01/29/2018 09:18 AM, scott.tho...@sparkpa.org wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >    Has anyone had any luck getting the Web Client to work on an iOS
> > device? I tried both the Firefox and Chrome apps. The menus appear, but
> > no login is generated. Any insights would be appreciated.
>
> The short answer is no. It's not working on an iPhone here.
>
> When you go to the login page, it is pretty much blank. No box to enter
> credentials. This is happening with Evergreen 3.0.3.
>
> I recommend opening a bug on Launchpad.
>
> Jason
>
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Scott
> >
> >
> >
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> >
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