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Old November 4th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Would it be possible to add a mobile/smartphone friendly version of this forum?
I often read the forum on the train to work on my HTC Magic and it would be great to have something like the style in the link below as an option.

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Old November 5th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #2
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Do you want a mobile site for this forum like youtube?

I envy at your good smartphone, HTC.
Which does your phone have Android 2.1 or 2.2?
I know Android has a convenient application for editing videos.
Are you using it usually?
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Old November 10th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #3
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This thread is not for chat. If you want to talk about Android applications please do it in the correct forum.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #4
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It seems like there's always too much to do
and never enough time, but a mobile version
of the site friendly to both Android and iPhone
is definitely a priority. It's just a matter of finding
the right solution. Thanks,
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Old November 16th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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Thank you. I hope Santa brings you a lot of extra time for Christmas!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #6
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My two cents:

Please DON'T have a mobile version of DV Info for the iPhone. The iPhone has a fully fledged web browser, Safari, and I enjoy accessing full websites with it whenever I am out of town or away from a computer. I absolutely loathe the fact that the Melbourne Age website changed their RealFooty pages (Australian Rules football news and results) to a compulsory "mobile version". Whereas I'd previously enjoyed the full web pages on Safari, I'm now forced to endure their cruddy, watered-down "mobile version". It's enforced on you - take it or leave it. So I've left it.

At least the Formula One site asks you at the beginning whether you would prefer the mobile version or the fully-fledged version. Something like that for DV Info would be okay (a choice). But not an enforced "dumbed-down" version.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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Sorry but disagree with previous poster as the iPhone screen is too small for Safari browsing, though on my iPAD its gorgeous, but mobile screeens are too small. So an iPhone app for dvinfo would be great for me! :-)
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:55 AM   #8
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Yes, please see if you can provide a mobile-friendly form of this website. m.dvinfo.net would work for me. It is frustrating to have to zoom and scroll around a lot of unneeded graphics to get at the text content. A simplified layout, like what is generally used for printing stylesheets, would work fine.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #9
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Dear dvinfo.net,

Please will you consider making your forum available for integration into my iPhone forum reading app, Tapatalk. It's faster than web-browsing, it has all my forums accounts in one place, and the screen formatting is much friendlier on the eyes than iPhone Safari or Atomic Browser. And for the dvinfo.net, it's FREE!

This must read like an ad but I assure you it's not. I have come to use my iPhone more than my computer for forum reading wherever I go since using this app and would really love to be able to easily read, access and upload to dvinfo.net too. It makes engaging with large forums like this one far more manageable on the move.

Pretty please?

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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:39 AM   #10
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Happy to report some progress here... I've found our mobile app solution and
it'll be available pretty soon. Our newsletter subscribers will be the first to hear
about it when it's ready. We're not going to use Tapatalk, because even though
it's offered free to me, the fact is that the user app costs money (only $2.99, but
still...). The solution we're going to use will be custom-branded for DV Info Net
only, so that we're not lost in a sea of other forum sites, and best of all, it'll
have a *free* full-version app for iPhone and Android.

Update for David K.: of course it'll be a selectable skin and not "forced" onto anyone.

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newsletter (if you're not a subscriber already) at this link: Newsletter at DVInfo.net
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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #11
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Hi Chris,

Sorry to hear about Tapatalk (which I'm enjoying) but glad to hear of an alternative. As I'm already subscribed to the newsletter, I look forwarding to the launch of your app soon.

Cheers!
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #12
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I wonder if you are open to the idea of registering this fourm on the Tapatalk network. I spend so much time on here it would be nice to be able to use the nice interface on the tapatalk android app. I checked and this underlying forum software is supported by their service.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #13
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Re: DV Info - Mobile site

Just to repeat myself from earlier...

Happy to report some progress here... I've found our mobile app solution and
it'll be available pretty soon. Our newsletter subscribers will be the first to hear
about it when it's ready. We're not going to use Tapatalk, because even though
it's offered free to me, the fact is that the user app costs money (only $2.99, but
still...). The solution we're going to use will be custom-branded for DV Info Net
only, so that we're not lost in a sea of other forum sites, and best of all, it'll
have a *free* full-version app for iPhone and Android.

Update for David K.: of course it'll be a selectable skin and not "forced" onto anyone.

To be among the first to be notified about the DVi mobile app, sign up for our
newsletter (if you're not a subscriber already) at this link: Newsletter at DVInfo.net

It's late, but definitely on the way.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #14
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Re: DV Info - Mobile site

I see. Whilst I welcome a dedicated app, can I ask what the harm would be in also registering your site on the Tapatalk network. If it is just a matter of registering, it wouldn't be labour intensive for you in any way, and it would give your users the option of how they want to browse your forums. I personally would really like to group all my regular forums into one app if possible.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #15
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Re: DV Info - Mobile site

There are three reasons why we're not going to use Tapatalk:

1. Their viewing app costs money. Our viewing app will be a free download to everyone.

2. We don't want to be lost in a sea of other forum sites in their directory. We prefer to stand on our own.

3. Tapatalk is based overseas; I have tighter coordination and communication with our
developer here in the U.S. and right now I prefer to spend money on a U.S. business
(which is more expensive but worth it to me personally in the long run).

I realize that we have some folks who spend a lot of time on other forum sites.
That's their business, but that's not the audience I'm catering to. Instead, there
are some folks who call DVi their first home and who don't browse other forum
sites so much. That's my main audience and that's why we're going to have a
standalone app -- one that's free to everybody, whether they're one of our key
members or not. Hope this helps,
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