Skip to main content

Upload in webview

Rails • Asked by Rafael Soares


I have a Rails web application, and I hired someone to develop an android and iphone app for it, which is just a webview opening the website.

In the web app, the user can upload an avatar picture. But uploading is not working from the app, it just doesn't open the dialog box to choose the file.

Anybody had this issue before and knows if there is a way I can solve this issue from the rails side?

Hi Rafael - this could be any of a million different things, but the most obvious one is permissions. Does the iOS app ask the user for permission to access the camera roll? If it doesn't, then that's at least part of the problem. The app needs to get the User's permission before it can pull up the saved photos from the phone and/or access the device camera.

Hi Chris, thanks for the reply,

It does have permission to the camera roll. Actually I just did a test with a very simple snippet of code. I've put the following in a html file in the public folder.

<html> <body> <input type="file" name="test" /> </body> </html>

But it still doens't open the dialog box. Do you have any experience with this?

Login or create an account to join the conversation.