Poor editor user experience on mobile


#1

I’m using Chrome on an Android device.

The editor is really buggy!

  • If I press shift on my soft keyboard (Gboard) it deletes one character before activating shift
  • If I double-tap shift (for caps lock) that counts as two presses so two characters get deleted! Then another when I press shift again to switch caps lock back off.
  • If I press enter it deletes one character before adding the new line

#2

Hi there,

Thank you so much for the feedback!

Our apologies, while we do our best to get the site working on as many mobile browsers as possible. The challenge is a Desktop primary web application once logged in.

Thanks for participating in the challenge!


#3

It is pretty bad, though. I haven’t tried it on iOS to see if it works any better. Maybe the code editor can be replaced with a basic textarea for mobile? Or just don’t display the challenges on mobile at all then?


#4

Would it still run ok on an iPad?
(ie. bigger screen would be less of a problem perhaps?)


#5

I haven’t tried using it on iOS, but if it doesn’t work on a smaller iOS device like an iPhone or iTouch, I doubt it will work any better on a larger one like an iPad. It seems like the code editor is misinterpreting the keystrokes, making shift and enter into backspaces.


#6