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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2010, 02:07:59 pm »
Also, you can't edit posts in the mobile version.
At least, not on the version of the site that my mom's Blackberry defaults to, anyways.

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2010, 02:08:29 pm »
Hey, guess what I'm using right now?  ;)

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2010, 02:12:07 pm »
There's an icon for every mobile topics, that's great. So, yeah Sir is using his phone.

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2011, 04:42:52 pm »
Could omnimaga detect if you are on an iPod, and switch to wap2 if so?

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2011, 04:44:09 pm »
Could omnimaga detect if you are on an iPod, and switch to wap2 if so?
I think that is dependent on the iPod's software.

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2011, 04:45:25 pm »
It could probably be done via the user agent string.

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2011, 04:45:45 pm »
Could omnimaga detect if you are on an iPod, and switch to wap2 if so?
I think that is dependent on the iPod's software.
Yes and no. It's easily detectable, it's the switching of the themes that's the hard part.  I don't know if smf allows it dynamically like that.

It could probably be done via the user agent string.
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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2011, 04:46:03 pm »
Possibly, usually I just add a ;wap2 after an address to open it in wap2 (make sure it's after the ? though)
In the past I tried to implement a iPod/iPhone specific theme, but it didn't work out unfortunately.
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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2011, 04:47:04 pm »
I use imode.

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2011, 04:47:15 pm »
Well, here is what an ipod user agent kinda looks like. It's faked, because it's safari making browsers think it's an iphone, but it still shows what to look for:
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Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2011, 04:52:41 pm »
Well, here is what an ipod user agent kinda looks like. It's faked, because it's safari making browsers think it's an iphone, but it still shows what to look for:
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Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7
basically all you need to do is have the check look for iPhone in the string. Don't know what files to change though to detect this, and I also like giving the users the choice on what version they want to browse
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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2011, 05:01:11 pm »
If you could change the wap2 page, you could add a thing that says "do you want to use the real thing" and save that to a cookie or omnimaga user info.

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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2011, 05:05:43 pm »
Well...it could get annoying. Personally, the links in the sidebar are good enough, and everybody who know's about adding the ;wap2 at the end will have it really easy.
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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2011, 08:39:53 pm »
I'm sure it would be possible to setup SMF to detect iPods, but I don't know how and it might prevent future SMF upgrades, not to mention some people might prefer using the default forum view on their ipods.
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Re: Mobile/low-bandwidth version of Omnimaga
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2011, 09:11:39 pm »
I'm sure it would be possible to setup SMF to detect iPods, but I don't know how and it might prevent future SMF upgrades, not to mention some people might prefer using the default forum view on their ipods.
Yeah, I always use the default theme.  You could have it be based on the user itself, but that would require tons of mods.