Bring back usefull construct (fullscreen) !

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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:29 pm

Actually let me add something here for clarity.

If no one has working fullscreen on android - thats cool and okay, maybe android devs/browsers will fix it someday. Obviously you cant change browsers.

I just see no reason to leave ios6 behind because you and only you see this as outdated os. Why am I forced to add this hack myself and why cant it be left somewhere in construct2 as legacy compatibility code. Why do I need even learn about this since that software was obviously made to spend least possible ammount of time on editing js myself.

Sorry if I sound hostile, thats totally not my intention. English is just not first language and thats why I might have problems expressing myself in it.PKrawczynski2014-02-11 12:31:14
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:31 pm

Found chrome api:

android chrome demo It works. Cool. Chrome full screen apiDUTOIT2014-02-11 12:34:07
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:47 pm

You don't need to use anything other than the 'Request fullscreen' action in the Browser object in Chrome for Android. One limitation is it only works in a user-input event, so you need to use it in an 'On touch' trigger or similar.
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:16 pm

"you can try implementing the scrolling hack using the Browser object's 'Execute javascript' action."

You mean you were just scrolling the page down, and so the iOS bar disseapeared? (like on some phone when you scroll the page down, the bar does not follow?)
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:37 pm

Hey Ashley, wouldn't it take you less time to share your script/a capx example than dealing with the same users requests ? I've seen it come back on the forums and twitter a couple of times now.
I can attest that publishers have requirements that are set in stone, even if most of the user base isn't using ios6.

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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:47 pm

I still use r146 since the Hide address bar feature was removed...

As many developers here, I sell C2 games to publishers and they absolutely want the bar removed on iOs6. They just don't care that 80% of users have installed iOS7. These companies have very strict guidelines we cannot workaround with a simple trick.

You can't tell the publishers "Oh, tell your players to upgrade to iOS7 because Construct 2 guys don't want to bring back the feature, sorry!"

For the JavaScript action workaround, that's fine, but if the players need to do a touch input to make it happen, I'm pretty sure they will report this as a bug.Lowren2014-02-11 13:53:48
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:09 pm

Same here. C2 professional developer. If you guys in any way limit us and what we can do (or force us) then C2 is starting to be developer non-friendly for us. C2 even with its easy of use and nooby friendliness is still used by professional developers - so please do not forget about us and do not limit us "because most of people dont use it".funkyy2014-02-11 14:10:21
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:19 pm

[QUOTE=Ashley] You don't need to use anything other than the 'Request fullscreen' action in the Browser object in Chrome for Android. One limitation is it only works in a user-input event, so you need to use it in an 'On touch' trigger or similar.[/QUOTE]

Thats great but could you post that workaround for iOS6 you removed?
Quite a bit of people are requesting it so far.

I would also like to say its very likely they will want to support iOS6 even when iOS8 or 9 will be released. They have milions of users every month, they cant just isolate lets say 5% of their customers because we are talking about thousands of dollars of their revenue right here. Its obvious they cant except people to add game to homescreen or install newest iOS version since most of them are illiterate with any kind of software. Thats why we have to care about them.

Im sorry but we are customers here right now, we cant demand anything from you. We can ask, and thats what we are trying to do. Most of people from what Ive talked with tried to reason or email you/scirra about our stance on iOS6 and you defend so hard your decision it would take much less time to just give us a proper solution instead of telling to go and fix it ourselves. Some of us dont even know any js - thats why we use construct2 and really its one great tool, im still amazed how awesome it is. I want to praise it on every possible forum, conference or meeting im at. Im proud to use construct2 but its very hard to when its impossible to reason with creator of tools :(PKrawczynski2014-02-11 14:23:45
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:19 pm

OK - I guess there are a lot of you still asking for this, so we'll bring it back for the next build. I guess it's not your fault if publishers want to support old versions of iOS.
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Post » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:34 pm

Thanks for looking into this Ashley : )
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