Random idea: indicate posts made from iPhone/Touch

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and News' started by Adams Immersive, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Adams Immersive

    Adams Immersive Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how customizable the forum software is behind the scenes. But if you can detect the user agent, it might be fun to see a little icon or something indicating when a post was made from an iPhone (or iPod Touch). It could also encourage people to visit the site more when away from their computer.

    This post was NOT made from my iPhone :p
     
  2. Phoenixfury

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    I would be interested in doing this if the forums worked the same way as they do at iLounge.com from the iPod Touch. Personally I'd like to see the whole site become mobile Safari friendly, but I'm sure that's asking for a tall order. LOL
     
  3. Adams Immersive

    Adams Immersive Well-Known Member

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    Yes, for all its flaws, iLounge does have a very nice mobile site.
     
  4. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    I dont think this website is too not-iPod-friendly. The only thing I have trouble with is changing pages in a thread. Everything else zooms in nicely on safari. And since I only post on these forums from my touch, I guess I could just put it in my signature
     
  5. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Are you kidding? Toucharcade is a great site but its frickin horrible to view on your iPhone.
     
  6. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    LoL, I agree :)
     
  7. Eric5h5

    Eric5h5 Well-Known Member

    In what way? Aside from the page change thing, I'm not having any particular issues and I'm on my Touch right now. Although I'm also sitting right in front of my computer. ;)

    --Eric
     
  8. Adams Immersive

    Adams Immersive Well-Known Member

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    Even on a bad day, nearly ANY site is quite functional on an iPhone.

    Maybe an iPhone stylesheet to auto-enlarge some fonts would be useful though.
     
  9. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    i dont visit touchacrade on the touch, i use to, but it actually takes longer to do so..the main site is fine, and so is appshopper.com, but unless im bored, i wouldnt visit the forums on the device

    I would like a native app, like pocketgamers has,
    one that intergrates into the forum, as well as displaying the RSS feeds
     
  10. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    I'm mostly talking about the forum, the front page is almost acceptable.
     
  11. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    That would be awesome. I've been thinking about that lately... :)
     
  12. parranoya

    parranoya Well-Known Member

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    How about a touch arcade home page that is optomized for viewing on the iphone?
     
  13. Slayer_megadeth

    Slayer_megadeth Well-Known Member

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    My WiFi is down for about a month :(
     

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