I’ve been waiting for it for a long time, really. I love it so.The reason? I’ve talked it before, not mention so many new features has been added in this release.
To quote a few, brand new UI design(i think it cooler), full screen browsing, support direct installation from .deb,.pxl,.ipa, support music(.3gp,.mp3) and movie(.mov,.mp4)) download and playback, last session restore…
I myself still haven’t enough time to digg deeper into it yet. To get more, you better try it out by yourself. Just give it some patience ‘coz it’s still in beta and buggy, from from as stable and user-friendly as Safari.
However, it IS worth of a try.
Cydia/Icy source is: http://wap.ucweb.com/iphone/cydia.
Compatible Firmwares: 2.0 | 2.0.1 | 2.0.2 | 2.1 | 2.2 | 2.2.1 | 3.0 | 3.0.1
Here’s the new home and a downloaded mp3 ready to play.
Update(Sep.28,2009): UCWEB 6.7 beta rocks on iPhone firmware 3.1!
I’ve been waiting for an iphone edition WAP browser for a long time. Today i just happened to get it: UCWEB.
Of course it can do a lot of things, Nek has made a good summery for us here. Quote part here:
1. WEB and WML webpage browsing
2. WiFi, CMWAP(only in China), CMNET access
4. upload and download files
For me, the most wonderfully thing is exactly what it’s designed to be: browsing wap sites on the iphone. I myself actually use Google Reader on Safari for the daily news, and Safari does work fine for me most of time, but in the worktime, i do need to visit some wap sites a little. That’s always been my headache when coming to it.
Now it’s come to the end,finally. Cheers 🙂
BTW, the source for UCWEB iphone edition is http://wap.ucweb.com/iphone/UCWEB.plist. And its offcial forum is here(in Chinese)
Update(Feb.26,2009): To answer antonioj’s question, here’s the how-to(from left to right):
To access the bookmarks, click the yellow star icon in the upper left corner as the picture shows below:
Update(Feb.27,2009): Besides, the UCWEB install source for Cydia has been updated to http://wap.ucweb.com/iphone/cydia, as antonioj said.
Update(Sep.21,2009): The latest UCWEB is 6.7beta which I’ve talked about here.
For those iphoners who unlocked their iphones by iPlus, they should have the same problem as i do.
The reason is because the user ‘mobile’ under which Safari is running has no permission to save the cookies.
And the fix is pretty easy, run chmod -R 777 /private/var/mobile/Library/Cookies on the iphone by Term-v100 or Putty.
It seems the designers have done a very deep research and study on iphone’s Safari. ‘Coz the whole layout of the browser window is very similar to Safari’s, from the top address bar, the middle main browser window, to the bottom toolbar.
Sure it’s just a spec and very far from a product yet. However, it’s a real first step anyway, just as Mozilla Links says so. So I feel excited about it ‘coz it means my dream of seeing firefox on iphone comes closer than before.