posts tagged * ios

iOS 7 UIWebView, still not great

September 21st 2013

If you are a mobile developer who would like to use web technologies wherever possible, you probably want to find out whether UIWebView in iOS7 finally supports WebGL and includes WebKit Nitro JavaScript engine. I tested exactly that today. The short answer is a disappointing no to both questions.

My iPad 2 Sunspider 1.0.1 test results:

iOS 7iOS 6
Mobile Safari1268.5ms1440.0ms (1)
UIWebView test app6129.0ms5496.8ms (2)
Google Chrome for iOS6174.1ms-



UIWebView test app is a trivial iOS app I wrote. It instantiates one full-screen UIWebView object which loads the Sunspider test page.

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