Safari on iOS 7

Last week, iOS 7 was released and, again, the speed of adoption has been amazing. Maximiliano Firtman has a great post summarising the changes in Safari in iOS 7. A lot has changed, not all for the better as he says: "this is the buggiest Safari version since 1.0".

To me, the interesting new features include:

  • video <track> support for subtitles and closed captions
  • <progress> element support for creating progress bars
  • Airplay API for streaming content to other devices
  • paginate mode to enable easy pagination of pages in a UIWebView

There are some not-so-good news as well:

  • Nitro JavaScript engine is still not used in UIWebView
  • Support for input type datetime has been removed

The last point required me to update my app, since form fields using the type datetime are now rendered as text fields.

There are plenty more interesting details, so I suggest you read the whole post.