Just wanted to share my experiences so far and discuss some opportunities for improvement. I'm very happy with the changes in this version! Attached is a picture of the new weborbiter on my iphone running (480x320) in full screen mode.
That screen resolution looks like 320x240 too me - you need to add the 480x320 resolution to your system (its not there by default - yet) or wait for it to appear in future update.
Things I've noticed:
1) the status bar (reception, time, battery level) covers the top of the image making the top buttons unusable. I would think we could introduce some white space at the top of the page to shift everything down appropriately. Would this best be implemented in weborbiter or within the rendered images?
The status bar cannot be completely hidden by a Web App under iOS (as fas as i know anyway). The idea of changing the overall vertical resolution is possible but would then require an across the board change to Basic and that seems like a big change to make.
2) there is whitespace on the bottom and right of the rendered image. I would think we should ideally have have the 480x320 rendered image fill the screen (but not fall under the top status bar) with the home,back,refresh,exit,logout buttons appearing only when scrolled to.
Again this is because you do not have the correct iPhone/iPod resolution in your system (see my first comment).
3) a working 16:9 UI1 variant would make much better use of the real estate.
Yes the above would make sense I agree...but is probably better covered in another thread on UI1 variations...its not really specific to the Web Orbiter (or any Orbiter in a sense).
Otherwise, aside from the sometimes difficult to read text (I assume due to image compression) it looks and works great, MUCH better than v1.0!
I think you will see a small improvement in legibility when the correct 480x320 screen size is available. Other than that a new UI1 variation that has less UI elements on each screen allowing them all to be a larger size would possibly make sense too.
Attached is a photo of an iPod Touch running Web orbiter 2.0 and displaying our Dianemo UI1 variation at 480x320 resolution.
Glad you having some fun with Web Orbiter 2.0!
All the best