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Opening BrowserID from an Android WebView gives HTML5 error #428

jmathai opened this Issue · 5 comments

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Steps to reproduce:
1. Launch OpenPhoto app
1. Click settings button
1. Click "log in"
1. In the web view, click Log In button
1. See attached

This is being tracked on the OpenPhoto side here:


I investigated a little in the BrowserID Javascript.
If I saw correct, it gets checked if the browser supports local storage (i did enable this), and postMessage. Sadly I do not find any way to enable postMessage. I guess that is not supported in Android.

Any idea how we can get that to work in Android WebView so we can support BrowserID from within an application?


@pboos, is there any reason why we're loading the OpenPhoto URL inside of a webview instead of launching the browser? That's the flow we're using on iOS (though we have a separate issue with iOS5).

@benadida benadida was assigned

the dev team is meeting up in the next week to agree on a strategy for native mobile apps


@lloyd, awesome.


Closing in favor of #2034

@jmathai jmathai referenced this issue in photo/mobile-android

BrowserID bug saying HTML5 not supported #13

@benadida benadida was unassigned by jmathai
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