HowTo Use A Touch Device (iPad) with NST

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Overview

The NST WUI is now touch device friendly. The Apple iPad has been tested and works well with the NST WUI including integrated gesture support. Given the relatively large display size, form factor and weight of the iPad, it is really the first practical touch device that can be used by a network computing engineer or a security network administrator to perform operational NST WUI tasks. Other smaller size touch devices like the Apple iPod touch, Apple iPhone or an Android smart phone also work but are hard to visually navigate through the NST WUI.

 

 

 

Recommended Browsers & Settings

Apple iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Safari Mobile

The default browser for the Apple touch device family line is Safari Mobile. The latest version: "IOS 5" supports tab browsing which works nicely with NST. It also has a JavaScript debug console. SVG is supported on this browser.

iCab Mobile

The recommended browser for using NST on an Apple touch device family line is the iCab Mobile browser. It supports full screen browsing thus maximizing the viewport display area which gives the illusion of a natively running application (app). SVG is supported on this browser.

 

Android Touch Devices

Dolphin Browser

The Dolphin Broser provides full screen browsing and touch gesture support making it an excellent choice for running NST on an Android touch device. Unfortunately SVG is Not supported on this browser.

Mozilla Firefox Mobile Browser

The Mozilla Firefox Mobile Browser provides full screen browsing support with the Full Screen plugin making it also an excellent choice for running NST on an Android touch device. This browser supports SVG for Android.

Google Chrome Mobile Browser'

The Google Chrome Mobile Browser works but does not support full screen browsing. It is still a nice choice for running NST on an Android touch device. This browser supports SVG for Android.

 

Screenshots

iPad Running The NST WUI

iPad Displaying The NST WUI Start Page.


iPad Displaying The NST Network Interface Bandwidth Monitor.