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Old 09-07-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default mobile-friendly interface for forums?

These forums are pretty hard to use on phone browsers. They just don't seem to have been designed for small screens.

I presume there have been proposals to do something about that. What's the state of play?
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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Historically: keep zooming. Thread 1 - Thread 2 - Thread 3

I don't find it that bad, using Opera (not Mini) on a Nexus 5.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: mobile-friendly interface for forums?

Based on what's in the Stakeholders Report, I doubt that there are any available IT resources for improving the forums. Once money-making areas (W23) are functioning well, it might be worth asking again.

Personally, I doubt it. Even on forums where mobile versions are available, I almost always prefer to use the full version on my tiny Android phone. I can do almost all my moderating on the phone (the exception being posts with lots of markup, since [ and ] are fairly deeply hidden). And if a pretty mobile version isn't needed, it's not clear it makes sense from a business/resource standpoint.

(Reaper Minis is the sole forum where I tolerate the mobile version, but even then I need to switch to the full version weekly or so.)
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: mobile-friendly interface for forums?

Current version of Chrome works fine on my phone. Very slight weirdness with font sizes shows up rarely, and is easily fixed by zooming.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: mobile-friendly interface for forums?

Followed the links. Read the threads.

So if I understand this, supporting a better mobile interface would require you to install a software module for Tapatalk. This might take an hour if things go well or maybe a day if there is trouble. But supporting mobile platforms isn't enough of a priority to justify this time.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:09 PM   #6
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So if I understand this, supporting a better mobile interface would require you to install a software module for Tapatalk. This might take an hour if things go well or maybe a day if there is trouble. But supporting mobile platforms isn't enough of a priority to justify this time.
There are other considerations, such as not chasing away people who despise getting the Tapatalk popup every time they visit a forum. (Note: I don't have a say in the decision, either way.)
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:20 PM   #7
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people who despise getting the Tapatalk popup every time they visit a forum
That'd be me. I can read the forum well enough on my Nexus 4 and perfectly well on my Nexus 10. Tapatalk and similar crap would not be an improvement.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:36 PM   #8
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There are other considerations, such as not chasing away people who despise getting the Tapatalk popup every time they visit a forum. ...
That kind of thing gets old REAL fast.
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There are other considerations, such as not chasing away people who despise getting the Tapatalk popup every time they visit a forum. (Note: I don't have a say in the decision, either way.)
And since there's no version of Tapatalk for BlackBerry, that would make the forums unusable for me.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:00 PM   #10
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There are other considerations, such as not chasing away people who despise getting the Tapatalk popup every time they visit a forum. (Note: I don't have a say in the decision, either way.)
Can't that be disabled? It's the most annoying feature of Tapatalk. Mind you, I like the app, but the popups are extremely annoying.
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