Here’s a list of things I’d like to see webkit for Mobile Safari to support. The browser currently meets a lot of my web-app needs, but I want more! And yes, I could just write my own real apps, but I’d prefer a way for developers to make things without having to pay for the privilege to do so. So here’s what I’m looking for:
Once my baby boy’s gotten to the point at which I can trust him to use my iPod for tapping instead of just running around with, I hope to offer him some simple web-app-games that mimic the purpose of toddler books and toys. I’ve started making some neat stuff, but with sound effects it could allow for even better things.
CSS Position: fixed
I understand that with the zoomy nature of Mobile Safari, fixed positioning just really work. However, what if it were made to work only when zooming is disabled? That should give web developers the option to make better looking web apps without requiring elaborate workarounds.
Access to accelerometer data
This could lead to all sorts of cool games, etc.
Not as important as audio, but it would still be nice to show video without using the full screen.
HTML5 name/value pairs
Cookies and database tables make this not particularly important, but it would make things easier.
Okay, so there’s no spec for it yet. That didn’t stop Opera or Mozilla from making an experimental implementation. And Apple has shown they’re not afraid to experiment. And oh yeah, 3D transforms already run like a dream, so this should be a no-brainer.