Anyone Got A Smartphone?

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I have just activated a plugin for Wordpress called WPtouch Pro which makes a Smartphone version of your blog so people on the move can access it.

Trouble is, I don't have a Smartphone to look at it myself!

If you have any of these iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Palm OS and Samsung touch mobile would you look at the blog (in my sig.) and let me know if you see any problems?

It's not a free plugin it costs $39 and simple to activate, but I just want to know if I have made the settings right for all Smartphones.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Works fine on my Droid X
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  • Profile picture of the author SasaIlic
    Just checked it with my Android phone it looks ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamuelUherek
    Try an online version of iPhone browser like this one TestiPhone.com - iPhone Application Web Based Simulator. Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    looks better on a smartphone
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy B
    Looking great on my ipad!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
      Originally Posted by Andy B View Post

      Looking great on my ipad!
      Glad it looks great on the iPad, many people got one for Christmas - I didn't!
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    iPhone 3G S - looks OK, as always with that plugin.

    However, I removed it last year from a blog of mine because it didn't display correctly on my wife's Blackberry... (it's true, I didn't check it with newer editions of the plugin and/or Blackberry)
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      iPhone 3G S - looks OK, as always with that plugin.

      However, I removed it last year from a blog of mine because it didn't display correctly on my wife's Blackberry... (it's true, I didn't check it with newer editions of the plugin and/or Blackberry)
      You may have had a mismatch with the version of plugin for that version of Blackberry, and that too is a worry in itself. Many people have got phones which may not be compatible with this version of plugin - just a thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
    Thanks Warriors!

    That's a relief, I was flying blind.

    I will try testiphone.com many thanks for that info Samuel.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Tony,
      I will try testiphone.com many thanks for that info Samuel.
      Looks fine, if somewhat bland, on the iPad and on my Samsung Intercept. (Cheap phone, but decent features.) It looks nothing like the view that's shown on the iPhone viewer, but that may be because it displays differently in the iPhone browser.

      Just plainish looking gray bars that look like a calendar. Title, date and the slug is all that shows, but it's easy to navigate and read. On the phone, there are options at the end of each article to share it or save it to Instapaper.

      Hitting the Share Article button brings up options for Twitter, Facebook, email and del.icio.us.

      On the iPad, there's an option at the bottom to turn the iPad theme on and off. If you turn it off, it goes to the normal version you see in a browser. If you leave it on, it shows a screen identical to the Android phone, but larger.

      Interesting option for a news blog.


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      • Profile picture of the author tobyddd
        looks fine on a Samsung Galaxy S2
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      • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Tony,Looks fine, if somewhat bland, on the iPad and on my Samsung Intercept. (Cheap phone, but decent features.) It looks nothing like the view that's shown on the iPhone viewer, but that may be because it displays differently in the iPhone browser.

        Just plainish looking gray bars that look like a calendar. Title, date and the slug is all that shows, but it's easy to navigate and read. On the phone, there are options at the end of each article to share it or save it to Instapaper.

        Hitting the Share Article button brings up options for Twitter, Facebook, email and del.icio.us.

        On the iPad, there's an option at the bottom to turn the iPad theme on and off. If you turn it off, it goes to the normal version you see in a browser. If you leave it on, it shows a screen identical to the Android phone, but larger.

        Interesting option for a news blog.


        Paul
        Thanks Paul.

        There are differences between certain phones, but I expect as the technology advances in the Smartphones, things will display a lot better for the good folks out there. Let's see what 6 months achieves.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Burton
    Looks good on my poor little blackberry 9300. (I Know I should have a better phone, but it does what I need it to do)
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
      Originally Posted by Scott Burton View Post

      Looks good on my poor little blackberry 9300. (I Know I should have a better phone, but it does what I need it to do)
      Thanks Scott, most phones seem to get it alright so I will sleep tonight!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Buckley
    Looks good on my iphone 4s
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
      Originally Posted by Thomas Buckley View Post

      Looks good on my iphone 4s
      Thanks Thomas, you wouldn't care to give us ignorant peasants out here a translation of that Gaelic in your sig would you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      Originally Posted by Thomas Buckley View Post

      Looks good on my iphone 4s
      And mine,

      what a terrible story about the children in Greece being abandoned because of austerity measures. (Completely off topic sorry)

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      • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
        Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

        And mine,

        what a terrible story about the children in Greece being abandoned because of austerity measures. (Completely off topic sorry)

        Kim
        Seems most peoples phones do resolve the blog with this plugin. The coders say they will update free until the end of the version 2x, in my opinion worth paying for. I at first tried a free one from some other coder, and it did not work at all. So much for FREE!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Looks good on Samsung Galaxy S2.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I do have a Samsung Nexus smartphone. I have yet to check out the plugin, but soon I will.
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    • Look ok on an iPhone but it's all black and white (grey, ok) so a bit boring perhaps
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      • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
        Originally Posted by Alessandro Brunelli View Post

        Look ok on an iPhone but it's all black and white (grey, ok) so a bit boring perhaps
        It's supposed to have a 'blue theme'!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Craven
    Looks extremely elegant on a UK HTC 'Droid...
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  • Profile picture of the author Bellular
    Works perfectly on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (rooted with cyanogen mod 7.0 if it makes a difference).
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Looks good on my Samsung Galaxy Y Android phone. It's so important to have a functional website for smartphones these days since so many people are using them. It's a trick many people are missing. With technology on the go, website owners must keep up. $39 is a fairly good deal, I'd say, since it comes with the script that automatically redirects smartphone users to the mobile friendly version.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
      Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

      Looks good on my Samsung Galaxy Y Android phone. It's so important to have a functional website for smartphones these days since so many people are using them. It's a trick many people are missing. With technology on the go, website owners must keep up. $39 is a fairly good deal, I'd say, since it comes with the script that automatically redirects smartphone users to the mobile friendly version.
      You are so right on that score, so many people are walking around with them looking at websites around my area, and I think the trend must go upwards.

      Everyone should have this plugin for their website.

      I don't see much future for phones like mine that are not 'smartphones' they will be obsolete soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author designgirl
    Looks good on my GalaxySII and check my hubs Iphone = All working good.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjcreation
    Works just fine on my iphone 4
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Works perfectly on my BlackBerry Bold and iPhone. Understand your question; as some of my websites don't show properly with BlackBerry's browser. iPhone never seems to have any issues in showing a website.

    Might look into this plugin myself, thanks for the tip Tony
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
      Originally Posted by StevenJones View Post

      Works perfectly on my BlackBerry Bold and iPhone. Understand your question; as some of my websites don't show properly with BlackBerry's browser. iPhone never seems to have any issues in showing a website.

      Might look into this plugin myself, thanks for the tip Tony
      Your quite welcome Steven.

      Another thing I did not mention, but having just dropped in on the 'Mobile Forum' where some are advocating setting up a parallel mobile site - there is no need to do that! With this plugin it is taken care of, if someone comes into your site from a Smartphone, the browser is detected and the plugin cuts in and the display on the phone will have the correct format for easy reading.

      Apart from that, I was going to say, there is more to it than that. It will also put in advertising between posts for you on the fly - just read this blurb from BraveNewCode site:-

      "Adsense Simply add your Adsense credentials and choose where the ads are displayed, and voila! You've got mobile advertising to start generating revenue.
      Admob

      Same goes for Admob-- it's incredibly easy to get up and running with ads by Admob with WPtouch Pro.
      Custom Ads

      Use a custom ad service? No problem. Simply drop in your ad service JavaScript code and away you go!"


      This is like turning a corner and suddenly you are in a new country, a new territory, and you have to deal with it.


      I noticed a news report from the UK parliament a couple of days ago, and in between the debates all m.p.'s had their Smartphones out scrolling through them, it is as though they can't live without instant news and other information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Richardson
    Works fine on iPhone4
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  • Profile picture of the author shuttercraft
    IPHONE4S Looks A-Ok
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Q
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    I only have LG Cookie WiFi Touch Phone, it looks like my phone's not eligible to try that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jt808
    The site is displaying fine on my droid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Dawn
    Looks good on the iPhone 4! But again its black and white.

    Should I say it?

    I think it looks better then the PC version

    Ricky
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  • Profile picture of the author meltingwaves
    Hola,

    Ah I LOVE that plugin. It takes so much work out of having to do all the formatting yourself and saves you the money that it would have taken to hire a programmer. Although that works for my sites, I still want to make apps though. Two levels of engagement over one is better for me in my book.
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  • Profile picture of the author dunshster
    Site looks good on the DroidX!
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    • Profile picture of the author dunshster
      Site works well on the fiance's DroidX2 as well (Doh why is her phone better than mine )
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    I have iPhone 4. Now i'm going to check this app
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    • Profile picture of the author Mollysue
      I don't have a smartphone, but it looks good on my iPod Touch.

      BTW love today's post and if you think living in the UK is bad at the moment, you want to try living in Ireland
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      • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
        Originally Posted by Mollysue View Post

        I don't have a smartphone, but it looks good on my iPod Touch.

        BTW love today's post and if you think living in the UK is bad at the moment, you want to try living in Ireland
        Thanks Mollysue. Wow! So many different phones actually are able to view my blog alright! That's one hell of a plugin. I suspect some of the phones are branded ones of the main manufacturers, so what - they work.

        (As you say Mollysue, life is not a bed of roses in the UK or Ireland, but look what Big Mike has to put up with in Greece! Not nice at all.)
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        • Profile picture of the author azmanar
          Hi,

          Landing page looks good on my Nokia ASHA 303 ( supercheap smartphone but a pretty handy one ). Using the mini-opera browser.

          When I drilled down on one article, Activism Needed in Croydon ( Emma West) , there are lots and lots of empty spaces to the right side and right below the article.

          So whatever promo thumbnails (telescopes I think) you have there, were pushed out right to the end of the bottom corner. Lost of opportunity here because of the large blank space, no one would see the promos.

          Think about placing adverts at the end of the article, instead of the ever consistent WP right-side bar.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    I am using the Windows 7 phone. The blog do appear on my smartphone but the graphic or image on the right side does not appear.

    Hope it is useful to you

    Zack
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    Motorola Defy - Dolphin Browser

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    It's OK on iPhone 3GS
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