Month: November 2010

Testing ASP.NET Web Application in iPhone Simulator available in Safari browser

Once the web application development is done, next task is to test the asp.net web application in different Mobile devices. Now we will see how to test our asp.net web application in iPhone using Safari Browser.

Install the Safari Web browser. Safari web browser is freely available, and you can download it from the below link.

http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Now launch the Safari browser. By default, the Menu Bar will be hidden. Enable the menu bar, by selecting Settings->Show Menu Bar, as shown in the below figure.

                                            show menu bar

Now again select Settings –> Preferences… option as shown in the below figure.

                                              preferences

It will invoke the Preferences dialog. In this dialog, select Advanced tab and check the option “Show Develop menu in menu bar”, as shown in the below figure.

                                           developer option

Close the Preferences dialog. Now Develop menu will be available in the menu bar.

Select the Develop—>User Agent –>Mobile Safari 4.0.2 – iPhone option as shown in the below figure. Now the displayed website will be as it displayed in the iPhone.

User agent - iphone

Check the below figure, how the Citibank Mobile site is displayed in the Safari browser.

                                                           citi Mobile

 

NOTE: You can test your web application in iPad mode by selecting iPad option from the User Agents.

You are done. Happy Testing!!!