Version 1.4 is released!

Several new features coming in the next release!

1. On iPhone, the address field expands out on entry so there is more room to type.
2. Added mechanisms to accept invalid or self signed SSL certificates.
3. Added capability to clear cookies and cache (available from the settings screen).
4. Changed the settings panel to allow scrolling.  Specifically fixes an issue of entering the settings panel on an iPhone in landscape mode.

The biggest improvement is item 2.  Web King will soon have the capability of allowing you to accept an invalid secure certificate.

So – what does that mean and why would you want to do it?   Secure certificates are used as part of the HTTPS protocol to ensure that you are connecting to who you think you are.

The data is encrypted and the servers identity is verified by a trusted source.

That covers the what, now for the why.   A valid secure certificate can be expensive and you have to jump through some hoops to get them.   In a development environment, or for internal servers, it’s generally not worth the trouble or expense to obtain a real certificate.

I have had several requests from customers for this feature, which somewhat surprised me!  The built-in Safari browser has this feature so it seemed like a reasonable request.

As Uncle Ben once said, “With great power comes great responsibility”.  If you choose to use this feature make sure you know what you are doing!

Version 1.3 is now released!

1.3 was just approved by Apple and is now in the App store!

As noted previously, the new features are:

  • The ability to choose your own background color on the external screen
  • Play movies on the external screen
  • The external screen is now centered in the display
  • The ability to set your own home page
I also changed the app to use the new ARC memory management.    It’s also IOS5 compatible.