There is currently no IOS version in the works as 1. Apple would not let an erotic game into their app store.
As a back up, you can pick from a list of 48 male names, including one common name for each letter of the alphabet, 6 silly fictional names, 8 regional ethnic names, and the top male names in America (where the story is set).
Also, buttons are bigger in height, smaller in width.
Having played a few of the Japanese variety, I decided to Americanize the concept: 3D instead of Manga style drawings, with age 20-something characters in American bars and clubs instead of the over used Japanese teenagers in school settings.
I am also following American style storytelling, encompassing a larger plot divided among parallel branching stories.
It creates versions for PC, Mac, Linux, and Android automatically. Visual novels (like comic books and adventure games) can really be about any genre, though Date Ariane is a romantic comedy in the Bishoujo tradition. Why do I have to download and run a program instead of play online?
Due to increased popularity of the online version it may be necessary to take down the online version. BUT I highly recommend downloading and running the Renpy version.
Besides pictures and text, it can include music, sound effects, as well as special visual effects not possible in HTML. Think of it as a cross between a “Choose Your Own Adventure” comic book, and an adventure game with puzzles to solve.
Renpy also allows you to save games, auto forward time, run in windowed or full screen modes and even use a text reader. While comic books traditionally feature action stories involving super heroes, and computer adventure games traditionally feature mystery stories, visual novels are traditionally romantic stories.
It is superior in so many ways you will probably want to forget about the online version.