Automatic updates from main website... Is it possible??

by Severin Banned
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Hi
Got a new client today for a hotel mobile site, but they regularly update their site (pretty much every day) with daily menu specials etc.

Is it possible to set up some kind of automatic feed from the main site to the mobile one, they don't really want to mess around with having to keep on top of 2 sites.

Thnaks in anticipation
Sev
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  • Profile picture of the author MyNameIsAlex
    Well, I couldn't tell you how to do it (because I don't know how), but I think you could use a PHP script to get the info from their main site and display it on mobile site.
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    • Profile picture of the author HypeText
      Originally Posted by MyNameIsAlex View Post

      Well, I couldn't tell you how to do it (because I don't know how), but I think you could use a PHP script to get the info from their main site and display it on mobile site.
      Dudamobile offers that functionality
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  • Profile picture of the author hypnoman
    If their main site is a Wordpress site, it's relatively a simple solution - I've done it several times.

    So I guess it really depends on what mobile script you are using and what the originating main site is created with. I've also utilised a regular text file that the client updates that is then read into the main site and the mobile site. I can of course provide a demo and let you know how I achieved it if you PM me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Severin
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      Originally Posted by hypnoman View Post

      If their main site is a Wordpress site, it's relatively a simple solution - I've done it several times.

      So I guess it really depends on what mobile script you are using and what the originating main site is created with. I've also utilised a regular text file that the client updates that is then read into the main site and the mobile site. I can of course provide a demo and let you know how I achieved it if you PM me.

      Hi there, theirs is a HTML site and I'll be building the mobile site in HTML also, so no easy wordpress plugins unfortunately!

      Hey hey, I've reached the magic 50 posts so I'll PM you.

      Thanks
      Sev
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
    Sev, if the main site is basic html than you could use PHP Curl to scrape the content and extract the info and reformat the content for mobile - its not something i can explain to do in a single post, but there are many tutorials on line that you can check out

    good luck

    jay
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    • Profile picture of the author Severin
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      Originally Posted by Jay Moreno View Post

      Sev, if the main site is basic html than you could use PHP Curl to scrape the content and extract the info and reformat the content for mobile - its not something i can explain to do in a single post, but there are many tutorials on line that you can check out

      good luck

      jay
      Thanks Jay, I'll check that out.

      All the best
      Sev
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