How to hide Safari's toolbar and address bar in iPad web app?

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    Hi Folks,

    I wonder how to hide the toolbar and address bar that shows when launching a iPad web app on the iPad? My web app works well on the iPad testing via Dashcode/MobileMe; rotation as well. I also have the icon saved on the iPad screen (a simple "Save to my Home Screen").

    Thank you. Much appreciated. :)

    Frank
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    Not possible I believe...but with the atomic web browser app which supports gestures...you can use a 3finger tap to hide the tool/address bar.


    Ohhh and welcome to the forums...
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    I've seen web apps that do this, but it is something that happens when the app adds itself to the iPad's home screen when you purchase/add it to the home screen from a web app store. It must be part of the app's coding, because the user can't remove the address/tool bar. Only the Bookmarks bar can be hidden.
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    The answer is:


    <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

    Thank you for replying.
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    look for 'safari ipad full page <meta>'
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    Can someone ban this dude or something, trying to sell me a video on how to use my ipad ( never mind, I see his / her posts are gone now )
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    I reported the idiot and Tim toasted all his posts and banned him. You can report spam by clicking the icon next to the person icon on the lower-right of each post. It's quicker than hoping a moderator sees your post on a thread.
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    I did that to, but good to see the mods on top of it, good work
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    <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

    This meta tag is not working properly for hidding the address bar in I pad Please help me .


    Thanks in advance
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    On iPad, the only way to get rid of the address bar is by adding an icon to the Home Screen and launching the app from the icon
    On iPhone, the tag <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes"> used to work up to iOS6 to hide the address bar, but as from iOS7 this is no more working (probably done intentionally by Apple)

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