This is an initial Draft for my experience of NAPA (*preview *) tools with different browsers.
I have been using NAPA now and then since almost a month but only with IE9.
Today I decided to try out a few other browsers and below is the outcome for me.
IE (9.0.8112.16421): As I said, NAPA works like a charm….!! 🙂
Safari (5.1.7) : Unsupported Browser error as following
on web –> Unsupported browser
on iPad -> Unsupported browser (expected ..!!)
NAPA is truly brilliant idea and execution !! I would just dream of using NAPA on my iPad if it worked in safari ?? OR Do I have to buy windows 8 tablet for that ?? 😛
Firefox (14.0.1) : very slow… a long pause with the below message & then my browser crash…!! [tried this scenario about 3-4 times including restart ]
So I guess there is a support for Firefox but something is not working properly..!!
Chrome (21.0.1180.89) : NAPA works fine here too..!!
Please share your experience and views on this.
P.S. There may be update(s) on more findings about other & above browsers !!
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Firefox 15.0.1: NAPA tools works absolutely fine.
I still have Firefox 14.0.1 on my other machine (I may try to find error message or any log file later for it ) …. But upgrading to the latest version for any browser should be the best practice.
I see NAPA as an opportunity to develop *anywhere* if you got the supported browser and internet of course 😛
As Mark says (referring to the comments for this post) NAPA will work with Windows 8 ( tablet ? ) with IE10 which is great !! ( you can experience IE10 RTM with Windows 8 or with windows server 2012, it’s not available for direct access otherwise at the moment )
As I remember Mozilla has rejected the idea of crafting a version of Firefox for the iOS ( iPhone/iPad ) long time ago; and NAPA *preview* does not support safari itself … so I guess no NAPA on iPad; But for Android there is a version of Firefox and so I guess NAPA should work there..!!
Even though I am not a big fan of Safari web browser, I think making it work in apple & android tablets (*Usability*) would be definitely worth it.
I am not sure it is designed to work with tablets but I will give a try with Windows 8 tablet (don’t have one yet ) & firefox on Android. So stay tune for next update 🙂
Oh and don’t miss the comments for this post.
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I have created a thread at microsoft forum for this : http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/appsforsharepoint/thread/b71e2900-abc6-443f-9aa4-4580aa5c6b45 ; Please give your feedback there to help making the product better.