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Old 02-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Improve mobile usability by specifying number input fields

Use type="number" on the milage and gallons HTML input fields.

Using type="number" instead of type="text" in the input form elements would make (some) smartphone browsers automatically bring up a numerical keyboard instead of the default qwerty keyboard when entering these numeric values. This should be a tiny tweak and would result in a very noticeable improvement to mobile usability. Here is a good overview of various such options available in HTML:

http://diveintohtml5.org/forms.html#type-number
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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Yeah, we had this in the last version of the mobile client (on an iPhone it always popped up with digits), I suspect our recent move to jQueryMobile changed that and we'll fix it up soon.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:33 PM   #3
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No, we already use type=number. That didn't change.

What device are you using ToeBee? Does it support HTML5?
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Actually, you're using type="text".
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:42 AM   #5
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Are you looking at Fuelly Mobile on a mobile device?
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:58 AM   #6
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working now...that was weird. (Nexus One, in case you were wondering)

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:35 AM   #7
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Took a look yesterday and we were only using type=number for iPhones. So I expanded it to other mobile clients—like I thought we were doing already. Sorry about that.
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Works like a charm now on my Galaxy S! Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #9
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Can you expand this support to iPad users? I don't think I'm getting the mobile version fwiw.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:15 AM   #10
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tomierna, are you going to m.fuelly.com?
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