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Lack of Interest Multiple uploads from iPhone.

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Hornstar, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    Currently on the iPhone 5 in xenforo you are only able to upload 1 photo at a time. This is quite tedious, boring and slow.

    What I would like is this:
    Just as a note. I took this screenshot on my iPhone 5 at another competing forum product which has multiple uploads working on the iPhone 5 (which is about the only thing they do have working lol)
    Chris D likes this.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    And that's not a native app that's allowing you to do that?

    I didn't even know you could do multi-uploads via web pages with an iPhone. You can't even do that with Facebook - though I guess that's more to do with the fact that they already have a native app and want you to use that.
  3. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    On Vb5 to be more clear. With my iPhone 5 directly on the site using the standard browser. So yeah native. It's about the only thing I like about vb5 and the only thing that seems to work for me.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    And it's achieved VERY simply:

    <input type="file" multiple>

    The only difference between the current non-flash uploader and that is the "multiple" attribute. The good thing about it is, although it's a HTML5 attribute and won't work on older browsers, that attribute is simply ignored if the browser doesn't support it. So the fallback to a non multiple file upload is very graceful.

    In my overly simplistic head, the code changes required shouldn't be too heavy either. I think it would effectively be the same but with each file upload added to an array and looped through.
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  5. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    Hopefully @Mike or @Kier will agree with you. As I would love this.
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    And actually, @Kier and @Mike, one pertinent point is, people are craving for a better solution than Flash and the only browser that doesn't work properly with the HTML5 multiple attribute is IE9 and below.

    So we're potentially looking at a browser native file uploader here. The non-flash uploader with the multiple attribute could be the default (bearing in mind it also allows you to pass allowed mime types with the accept attribute...) and the flash uploader could be the default for IE9 and below.
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