I downloaded swifter today and tried it with farmville but it was too slow to be of any use. Is there anyone else out there that plays farmville that has found a browser that it loads on quickly and responds quickly?
I downloaded the app today, and used it using wifi to browse my website. My site contains over 300 interactive animations used for explaining automotive parts and systems.
Apart from a couple of random crashes, the browser worked very well, until I left the conference location I was at with its fast wifi connection and started to browse using a Virgin MiFi device. Then, I was still able to use the browser, but the animations played very slow and jumpy.
The way iSwifter works is this - in reality, it is not a browser at all - it is a streaming video / remote control program. When I enter my website address, a computer at a company called Blue Box Group LLC in Tacoma Washington (I looked up live usage on my site and saw that this was the IP address that actually accessed the animations I was viewing) opens the page. The app is designed so that any time I touch the screen, that screen touch (or keyboard tap) is transmitted to the remote computer. My screen displays a live feed of what is on the display of the remote computer.
The program will work very well when you have a fast internet connection, and are viewing a site that works well with Firefox (I'm pretty sure that is the browser used on the remote computer). If you have a slower connection, your experience will be considerably less good. This method of viewing flash is very bandwidth intensive I think.
The person earlier in the thread who was unable to view the UK Channel 5 web-player got the region error because it was the remote computer (in Tacoma) that was actually accessing the page - therefore it was outside the allowed region, even though the end user with the iPad may have been in the UK.
Nice app though - I'm impressed with the concept and the execution.
Can anyone else connect to iswifter web browser today? Is the server down?
Are you able to get to starting web page- google? Seems like iswifter runs on multi-mini virtual private server VPS units...when too many people subscribe or some users overload that same server you are on, you can't even start the web browser.Quote:
Originally Posted by plymouthred
iSwifter turned into an oxymoron.
Tried again this morning 0700 UK time and it loaded fine. Watched the short highlights of a football match, good quality stream with the odd jitter here and there but viewable considering.Quote:
Originally Posted by coolcat
Sent from my White 32gb Wifi & 3g iPad 2 using iPF