Thoughts on the Mobile View

Hey, I’m absolutely loving the mobile view so far. Using it on my iPhone in Safari with the VoiceOver screen reader and it works great. Accessibility stuff I’ve already reported applies here as well but the layout and everything is great. I’ll document one thing I tried to do below that didn’t work the way I was hoping it would. I’m not sure how you would go about fixing this but I’ll explain it as best I can.
So since there’s no dedicated app I added an icon to my home screen for Demiplane since it’s a web app. I opened it up and I liked the results because it loaded up full screen without all the Safari stuff like an address bar and other elements, so it looked like it would work like an app only with no offline access, which is perfectly fine with me. Unfortunately I found that if I navigated to a different part of the site I was put back into a Safari-type web screen complete with toolbar and address bar. So basically what I discovered I would have to do if I wanted to use it this way is to create icons on my home screen for specific parts of the site, like a specific character sheet, or the character builder for a specific character. That’s not super practical, so I just went back to using Safari. When using Safari with a screen reader it unfortunately is tricky to make it go full screen because it is then a challenge to get it back out of full screen, which is why I hoped launching it directly from my home screen would work.
This isn’t a pressing thing at all. I can use it in Safari just fine. Launching it in a full screen interface just gets rid of some annoying clutter. I’m just dropping this here because I’m really curious why it would behave in this manner, and if it can be fixed that would be really cool. That way Demiplane would function a lot more like an app for mobile users, all be it one without offline access. I haven’t actually tried this with other sites that have mobile views, so this behavior could be just how iOS handles things. I honestly don’t know. Either way, I’m loving that I can do this on my phone now. This is awesome.

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