I'd love it if they made an app for showdown on iPad, itd make playing so much easier. I've been playing via iPad mainly for a while now and it gets frustrating when i'm unable to copy my custom team's text file. other than that it works completely fine on my ipad.
I can "technically" run Pokemon Showdown on my phone, but it never fully loads. It says connecting to port 80 and then never advances past that step. I have a fairly low-end phone, is that the reason why it's not working, or does PS just not work well on a phone?
Pokemon Showdown won't have a native app for ios due to the fact that it would never get past apple's approval. it could feasibly have an android port because of the fact that you can install packages from outside of Google Play though.
Google Chrome is the stock browser as of Android 4.1 (aka. Jelly Bean). Prior to that, you can download it for free from Google given you have 4.0 (aka. Ice Cream Sandwich). If you're on Gingerbread (2.3), you can use Firefox Beta, but I don't know how well this works.
Also, this is a pretty old thread I must say, but you people should stop complaining that something for free isn't available on every gizmo and gadget you have. It's not like the devs work for you. You should learn some coding and try to help out instead of bugging the devs to do stuff for you. If you can't do it, don't complain.