The CrewWeb app is a web browser, much like the web browser (Internet Explorer) that you use in the crew lounge.
CWA (Crew Web Access) is a website, designed and maintained by the company, which you access to view and modify your schedule.
CrewWeb is a web browser that you use to access the company's CWA website from your iPhone or iPad, much like you access CWA using Internet Explorer from a lounge computer. CrewWeb is a web browser — CWA is a website; thus, they are not the same thing.
It's important to understand the difference between the CrewWeb app and the CWA website.
I make the CrewWeb app (the web browser). I have no control over CWA (the website), either its interface or how it works (or doesn't work).
CWA is designed to work with a computer with a full-size screen, keyboard, and mouse. Among the CWA problems with iPhones and iPads are:
The CrewWeb app fixes some, but not all, problems with CWA. For example, with CrewWeb:
CrewWeb can't fix too-small buttons and tables or finicky scrolling. Sorry. We'll have to wait for the company to change the CWA interface to fix that.
That's pretty much all that the CrewWeb app does: allows multiple taps to show trips and select multiple items.
See also: multiple selections.
Only certain web browsers are approved by the company for use with CWA, and the CrewWeb app is not one of them.
This means that you will have no recourse if something goes wrong with a CWA transaction (monthly bid, trip trade, vacation bid, whatever…) when using the CrewWeb app.
So, if you’re doing something ‘important’ in CWA (whatever you might consider that to be), you should use one of the approved web browsers.
As far as I know, there are only two approved web browsers (but the company may change this at any time):