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Speed Dial WebClip

Since the new iPhone 1.1.3 firmware allows you to put icons on your home screen, Nate from cre.ations.net has come up with a clever way to put Speed Dial icons on your home screen.

  1. Enter http://18004664411.tel.QLNK.net into the address bar of Safari on your 1.1.3 iPhone.
    Change the number to whatever number you would like to use.

    This will redirect your iPhone to qlnk.net which makes a request to tel://18005551212 on your iPhone to call the phone number you specify.

  2. To assign your own speed-dial WebClip icon just add “?picurl=http://path.to/photo” to the end of the URL.

    The icon should be a 57×57 PNG file

  3. Lastly, When the page loads in Safari, Hit the + button, and save it as a bookmark on your Home Screen.

That’s it! Now you have Google 411 on your Home Screen as a speed dial. You can change the number and icon and create as many new speed dial shortcuts as you wish on your iPhone home screen, or even have a special page dedicated to them.

Privacy warning: Due to the nature of this hack, your phone will contact the qlnk.net server EVERY TIME you use a speed dial icon on your home screen. Nate assures us that he will not use the data AT ALL FOR ANY REASON. Also it is entirely possible to put a similar script on your own web server, which will do the same thing without sending out any information; that course of action is recommended if you are at all concerned about your privacy.

Get more information the speed dial WebClip hack at Nate True’s blog here

AppSafari review of Speed Dial WebClip was written by on January 22nd, 2008 and categorized under Phone. Page viewed 4328 times, 1 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

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