MDL on mobile devices

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by ancestor(v), Oct 5, 2010.

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Which of the following options applies to you?

  1. Yes, a mobile theme (style) would be nice.

    44 vote(s)
    53.0%
  2. No thanks, not needed, I don't use mobile devices for browsing the MDL forum.

    17 vote(s)
    20.5%
  3. I'm already using my mobile device and the current style works fine.

    11 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. I'm already browsing MDL mobile but a style for this would be better.

    11 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    A few days ago a member asked whether it would be possible to add a plugin to show MDL on mobile devices...we've discussed internally and now would like to see how big the actual demand for such a plugin is.

    There are no further plans on how to react on this, the first step is to see what is necessary.

    Of course, you're invited to further comment on this...

    kind regards,
    ancestor(v) for MDL Team
     
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  2. GrootWitBaas

    GrootWitBaas MDL Novice

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    There are a few applications on mobile devices. I use mostly TapaTalk on the iPhone, but there are more. From my understanding it is fairly easy to implement on a site. I do not know what others use, maybe a good idea to see what is used by most members.
     
  3. dotnetbrett

    dotnetbrett MDL Novice

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    Speaking for myself, I would love to have this site all wodgeted up on my galaxy S!
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    On Blackberry 8520, everything is fine.....
     
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  5. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    nokia e 71...
    I browse..
    Everythings ok....
    Hope there would a mobile site for mdl....
     
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  6. X-MEN

    X-MEN MDL Senior Member

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    everything works fine..in LG smartphone.
     
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  7. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    Vbulletin has announced further changes regarding style variables at version 4.1
    This means you have to encounter style compatibility issues again after 4.1 is released. At 4.0.8 it was the same!

    We have to wait until then...and then we can think about..all styles need to be updated a second time after 4.1 is finally released..
     
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  8. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    @Yen

    But that wouldn't affect the TapaTalk plugin? Considering that the TapaTalk client works independently from the browser.
     
  9. sofatiger51

    sofatiger51 MDL Senior Member

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    Basically, we have 4 Operating systems for smart phone namely iPhone (Apple), Android (Google), Blackberry (RIM) and Nokia (Symbian). In USA, basically only the first 3 and unfortunately, Nokia is slipping very fast in the smart phone area.
    I have an Android phone HTC 4G phone and I am very impressed with it. iPhone was my first choice but exclusivity with ATT has a bad taste to my my mouth. Although Apple has opened up to let Verizon selling iPhone 4G or 3G, it was too late for me. Besides, for personal reason Verizon is not an option to me even if they are the only company left in this world, I will never sign up with Verizon ever. Which system to support? MDL head ache, LOL??
     
  10. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    The main reasons why we don't go for it are:
    The contents of MDL ;)
    Free version spamms at every post like: Sent from my blahblah device using Tapatalk...

    I'm using the browser....no problem so far.
     
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  11. seniorgeek1969

    seniorgeek1969 MDL Junior Member

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    Unless i'm doing something wrong my blackberry curve (8510) always gives a page too large error
     
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  12. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    I guess we need to think about that again. On my Samsung Galaxy S I use the internal browser and it works fast and well.(wlan). What about another browser? Miren browser is a good Android browser.
    But I guess not before my break plz have a look at my sig...:)
     
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  13. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    Since the latest vbulletin update it has now included a default mobile style. To be chosen at the style selector at the bottom left of the site.
    Not tested yet if it is useful, though.
     
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  14. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    I use the stock Froyo 2.2 browser, also Miren sometimes. The site displays very well imho . The chat box is glitchy though, no ability to scroll through the entries .

    I've tried the vbulletin mobile style and would say it needs a great deal of tweaking , it displays very poorly. I have an HTC desire HD, 4.2 inch screen . Even so, the display is bunched up. Not good imho.
     
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  15. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    Vbulletin has added the mobile style to announce a new feature, nothing more. It would have been a miracle if they had released something useful at first release.

    I have to agree. Froyo stock browser displays very well, so I do not make an effort to tweak the mobile style until it's useful, it's vbulletin's job.
    What about chat box full?
    I haven't tried the box on android.
     
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  16. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    The same issue with chat box full, no ability to scroll.
     
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  17. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    It looks like crap in Opera Mobile because it (the browser) does not apply the styles correctly, for example: I have to scroll down all the smileys because they're not hidden like they should :p.

    Anyone else having problems with Opera?
     
  18. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Noop, Im not!!!!
     
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