1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 30, 2011 10:54 AM by TSDuck

    iPad Web Viewer-Issue Displaying Google Calendar



      iPad Web Viewer-Issue Displaying Google Calendar


      When a Web viewer is configured to display a Google Calendar - Google Calendar displays a dialog asking for confirmation that you 'really want to use the Desktop version of the calendar when there is a Mobile version available'?. This dialog seems to appear repeatedly for each calendar. If you choose the mobile version - it hangs FMGo. Seems Google cannot distinguish between a Web Viewer running on an iPhone vs an iPad. It would help if the Web Viewer could optionally announce itself a running on a desktop device. Is there a way of announcing the device via the URL?

      Or… there needs to be a setting in FMGo to configure the Web Viewer to announce itself as running on a desktop device when running on an iPad.

      Exact text of the google message:

      "You are trying to use the desktop version of Google Calendar from a mobile browser. Some features may not work correctly. Would you like to use the mobile version instead."

        • 1. Re: iPad Web Viewer-Issue Displaying Google Calendar

          Hi hiface:

          Thanks for posting.

          When I try to access Google Calendar from the web viewer in FileMaker Go, I am getting the same message regarding viewing as a mobile site.  The Web Viewer in FileMaker uses Apple’s Web Kit, which is not a fully functional browser.  The issue is being caused by Google Calendar making a call unsupported by the Web Kit, causing Google to recognize the device as an iPad, redirecting to a mobile version.  I’ve reproduced this exact issue in the free app “WebPresenter” where the same message occurs.  The WebPresenter is another app that uses the Apple Web Kit.



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