Blob (by Bjorn Lindberg) was converted in 2011 to run as a webApp using SenchaTouch 1.0 and Phonegap 0.94. Both of these frameworks have evolved to the point that the original code is no longer workable.
Updated Sencha Touch containers and html canvas setup to same methods used in SecretSpot.
Improved algorithm for setting width/height of Blob window based on actual window dimensions – this makes it run better as a Web app on a desktop computer.
In process of updating icons and launch screens for Apple requirements.
screen size issues resolved by setting as universal app, and migrating launch images to asset manager – in Xcode – and removing the status bar with settings in the plist file.
Lots of small things needed to upgrade to iOS 7.
Like SecretSpot, The native app runs only in portrait orientation.
After this update has been submitted to Apple, I will try to convert it to run in current versions of Sencha Touch and Phonegap. There is relatively small amount of Sencha code in the app: A main window, toolbar, canvas window, and a few customized buttons.
SecretSpot was written in 2011 as a webApp using SenchaTouch 1.0 and Phonegap 0.94. Both of these frameworks have evolved to the point that the original code is no longer workable. With iOS 6, the app version of secretSpot broke. Audio was only triggering with every other touch.
One change was to alter the way that launch images get loaded during webView initialization, to prevent annoying white flashes. This version also does an extra load of the launch image – instead of just going to a black background while the webView is loading. If this ends up being too slow, then it may be better to go directly black background following initial launch image. See this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2531621/iphone-uiwebview-inital-white-view
The native app runs only in portrait orientation. This is something the app has had problems with before. Something has changed in the process of detecting current orientation. Its likely to be a Phonegap issue as the Web app version works fine.
I may have a look at this bug – and apply updates to the Blob app as well. But the real solution is to upgrade to current versions of the frameworks.
This is more a documentation thing: If you don’t touch the canvas when the app starts, then there will be no sound unless you restart the app.