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iPhone 1.1.3 WebClip hack - Speed Dial on your home screenTags: 1.1.3, hacks, iphone, no jailbreak needed, speed dial, webclip
I've put a little hack together that lets you have a (somewhat) speedy speed dial icon. There's no jailbreaking required for this one - it can all be done using Apple-approved Web Clip creation.
Check the images below for a walkthrough.
Advanced: Set your own speed-dial picture by adding "?picurl=http://path.to/photo" to the end of the URL. You can use QLNK's URL shortening service to make it easier to type on the phone.
Privacy warning: Due to the nature of this hack, your phone will request this page when you create a speed dial icon on your home screen. I assure you I will not use this data AT ALL FOR ANY REASON. It is entirely possible to put a similar script on your own web server, which will do the same thing without sending me any information; that course of action is recommended if you are at all concerned about your privacy.
As of January 25, 2008, the page returns you to a data: URI, which does not contact my server every time you hit the icon - just the first time when you create it. The dialing page is instead stored locally on your phone.
Lee Fernandes has instructions on putting this onto your own server.
Now hit the "+" button at the middle of the Safari bottom bar.
When you want to dial, unfortunately, you have to tap twice - once on the icon and then once in Safari to hit Call.
I'm hoping for more native support for icon speed dial later on from Apple.
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