[IPython-dev] IPython Notebook for mobile web clients ?

Roberto Colistete Jr. roberto.colistete at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 15:59:57 EST 2013

     Citing the link below :
We see that Android Chrome web browser works very well as IPython 
Notebook web client, and possibly some iOS web browsers also work ok. 
Other mobile OS, like mobile Linux Maemo 5 and MeeGo Harmattan, also 
have good web browsers for IPython Notebook use.

     Summing up all the current devices (smartphones, tablets, 
Mini-PC's, etc) with Android, iOS, Maemo/MeeGo, etc, we have some 
hundreds millions of potential web clients for IPython Notebook. It is 
estimated 2013 will have more tablets sold than notebooks, while we 
already have more smartphones every year than PC's (desktops + notebooks).

     These mobile devices for web clients, some of them in very cheap 
hardware, can be ideal to schools, universities, at home, etc, where 
servers with IPython Notebook can also use cheap devices (see email below).

     My suggestion is to take into account this huge number of devices 
which can be web clients of IPython Notebooks. So the User Interface 
(UI) should have the option to be more mobile friendly, e.g. :
- font and window sizes to better fit mobile screens, e.g, with typical 
800-1024 pixels for width, maybe an option "--mobile" could be added to 
"ipython notebook";
- have more options to edit a non-code cell, because double tap doesn't 
edit it in touch devices due to being filtered by touch web browsers to 
zoom in/out. For example, add an "Edit" item in "Edit" or "Cell" menu, 
as well as an "Edit" icon in the toolbar;
- put the "Keyboard shortcuts" window on the left or easier to move, 
because in touch devices is impossible or hard to move it.

-------- Mensagem original --------
Assunto: 	IPython 0.13.1 Notebook server on smartphone
Data: 	Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:11:45 -0200
De: 	Roberto Colistete Jr. <Roberto.Colistete at gmail.com>
Para: 	IPython developers list <ipython-dev at scipy.org>

Here my post about a smartphone Nokia N9 as IPython Notebook server :
My tests included :
- 4 web clients at once, 2 notebooks, 1 Android tablet and 1 Nokia N900 
smartphone, see :
- many types of mobile web browsers on Android, Maemo 4&5 and Symbian, 
besides PC's.

So AFAIK, currently we can run IPython Notebook server on :
- PC's with Linux, Mac OS, Windows;
- mini-PC's running Linux (costing from US$30-40);
- smartphone Nokia N9 with MeeGo Harmattan OS;
- Android tablet Aakash, it costs US$35 :
- Linux chroot on tablets/smartphones with Maemo/MeeGo, rooted Android 
devices, etc.

-------- Mensagem original --------
Assunto: 	IPython 0.13.1 with Notebook and Qt console working on smartphone
Data: 	Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:55:20 -0200
De: 	Roberto Colistete Jr. <Roberto.Colistete at gmail.com>
Para: 	IPython developers list <ipython-dev at scipy.org>

I have also tested my Nokia N9 running IPython Notebook server and web 
clients on many devices : PC's, Android tablets, Maemo 5/Nokia N900 
smartphone, etc. It works very well. As Nokia N9 has WiFi hotspot, we 
can have a full IPython 0.13.1 in your pocket, accessible to any 
computer/tablet/smartphone without IPython but with good web browser 
(with websockets and MathJax support).

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