I press and hold view, this opens a chrome context menu, then i click back button and sub menus are available, Samsung phone
I can press view slide to sidebar and then quick release and press.
Samsung has a virtual mouse pad with cursor. There must be other android virtual mouse pads to.
Congratulations, that's a very impressive set-up.
It is surely not relevant to a discussion about using a phone or tablet to access Node-red though?
99.999% of Android phones do not have a 55" screen, mouse and keyboard.
But wait, maybe it is relevant...
It shows that Node-red can be accessed from an Android, it's just the difficulty of using the touch interface and keyboard that gets in the way.
This little proposal will not by any means solve all the usability issues, the difficulty of selecting a junction for instance.
It is aimed at making the hamburger menu easier to use on a small touch screen.
I don't think this little change would make the user interface any worse for those with mice and keyboards.
This request does not address usability of junctions, but maybe they would benefit from a change (too?)
Regarding junctions and drawing wires on my phone:
I can insert a junction into a blank space by long press, add, junction. Fairly easy.
I can select a junction by touching it. Fairly easy.
I can drag the junction to move it, including dropping it in a wire.
I cannot find "delete and reconnect" on the phone. This option is probably even more important on a small screen since the other end of the wires is likely to be out of sight.
It is very hard to get the in/out circles to show up on a junction. A long press sometimes does this and sometimes shows the popup options.
It is very hard to draw a wire from the junction. I think this is because the in and out circles are just too close together for my finger. Actually it's quite hard to draw any wire on the phone screen if the node has outputs close together (eg a switch)
And a final observation on junctions, I managed to get a wire connected to the junction at one end and floating free at the other.
I guess it depends on screen resolution whether or not you can select a junction. I am using a Samsung T580 and have had no luck so far. I think the answer may be entering a pointer mode with an offset arrow and a dragging area. I seem to remember the old touchscreen Teamviewer had something like that, possibly with an area on screen where you could enable / disable.
While this is logical and desirable. We have to remember that there are very few people with any capacity to work on Node-RED core and there is a large backlog of ideas. I think that if there are people willing to work on it, the core team would probably be happy to get PR's from contributors accordingly. But in terms of priorities - is this the highest priority of thing to work on?
Yeah, I hear you. But there has been an effort to provide for touchscreens, so no good deed goes unpunished as they say - give people functionality, and they will want it to work. The simplest thing would be to say "touchscreens without a mouse are unsupported! "
I've already come to the conclusion that I need my Microsoft Surface Wedge mouse around at all times...