PXL MobileSafari Plugin for iBrickr users (and hopefully Breezy users too)

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Tinman

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Installed the PXL MobileSafari Plugin and it works great. Just bookmark this page on your iPhone:
http://pxl.ibrickr.com/

Then you can use that page to install any apps, right from Safari--no PC or Mac connection needed. Better yet, when viewing that page on the iPhone it is MUCH more iPhone friendly:

Gotchas:
You can't uninstall apps on the iPhone, even if you have Installer installed. Since I use iBrickr, the apps installed on the iPhone do show up in iBrickr back on my PC.

You also don't get update notifications, which is handy in Installer. OTOH, you can easily reinstall an app and it will update to the latest version. No need to uninstall first.


Why should I use this when Installer just works?

Mostly, because you can! But seriously, there are a few points here. For starters on a few occasions the number of apps shown by Installer just dropped down to nearly nothing. I was at the mercy of whomever maintains the files to get them back up. With the Safari plugin I can download a PXL from anywhere--even from my own Web site if I so choose. Just need to make the PXL available for download.

There are also a few apps available at the above URL that are not listed in Installer.


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Mike
 
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Tinman

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i'll stick with installer but at least u made this clear and i may change my mind :)
Oh I ain't about to get rid of Installer just yet. ;)

But I do like having this as a backup, and to install apps not listed in Installer. It's nice to use in cases where http://pxl.ibrickr.com/ has a newer version of an app too--such as the case right now where Erica's Utilities is at version 0.25 but only 0.20 in Installer.

Another thing that concerns me about Installer is that it is closed source. In fact it was this remark that I read on another site that got me motivated to find another way to install apps right on the iPhone:
"First of all, it's a closed source app in an inherently unsecure environment (everything on the iPhone runs as root). For all you know, it could be sending off your personal data.

Second, its developer has done all kinds of things to HINDER the progress of open source developments for the iPhone.

If you support open source and want a SAFE and SIMPLE way to install applications to your iPhone, check out pxl and Breezy (link below).
[pxl.googlecode.com]"


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Mike
 

nobbie

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Mike,

I can confirm that the plug-in can indeed be installed via Breezy. And to remove apps installed via the plug-in, I was able to use Breezy to remove them.

I can see good in this as Installer does not always have all the apps we want.

Nobbie
 

iLLGT2

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#5
Thanks for sharing, looks awesome. Your phone obviously has to be hacked with ibrickr before correct? (sorry for the obvious/stupid question)

I use to be the first to do tuff to my phones modifications wise, electronics, cars and so on. But sad to say I just don't want I mess the phone up knowing my luck :(

Going to hop on ifuntastic tonight and try it out :)