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reply "foobar" <foo bar.com> writes:
I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it would 
be very useful to have a mobile version. What do you think?
Dec 22 2011
next sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"foobar" <foo bar.com> wrote in message 
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I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it would be very 
useful to have a mobile version. What do you think?

Aren't there mobile NG clients?
Dec 22 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-12-22 15:09, foobar wrote:
 I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it would be
 very useful to have a mobile version. What do you think?

I think it would be really nice to have. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Dec 22 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Vladimir Panteleev" <vladimir thecybershadow.net> writes:
On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 14:09:42 UTC, foobar wrote:
 I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it 
 would be very useful to have a mobile version. What do you 
 think?

What phone do you use? Is a browser simulator easily available?
Dec 22 2011
next sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-12-22 21:24, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 14:09:42 UTC, foobar wrote:
 I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it would be
 very useful to have a mobile version. What do you think?

What phone do you use? Is a browser simulator easily available?

In general the actual type of phone the simulator simulates is not important. The most important is that it is a mobile phone simulator. The simulator in the iOS SDK (only available on Mac OS X) is really good. The simulator available in the Andriod SDK really sucks but it's better than nothing. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Dec 22 2011
parent reply David Gileadi <gileadis NSPMgmail.com> writes:
On 12/22/11 3:16 PM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 On 2011-12-22 21:24, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 14:09:42 UTC, foobar wrote:
 I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it would be
 very useful to have a mobile version. What do you think?

What phone do you use? Is a browser simulator easily available?

In general the actual type of phone the simulator simulates is not important. The most important is that it is a mobile phone simulator. The simulator in the iOS SDK (only available on Mac OS X) is really good. The simulator available in the Andriod SDK really sucks but it's better than nothing.

Google found me http://www.electricplum.com/dlsim.html which (if you scroll down the page) has a free version available for Windows. I installed it; it seems good enough to develop with. It's based on the Adobe Air open-source project iBBDemo2, which you can find an Air installer for at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/iBBDemo2.shtml
Dec 22 2011
parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-12-22 23:46, David Gileadi wrote:
 On 12/22/11 3:16 PM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 On 2011-12-22 21:24, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 14:09:42 UTC, foobar wrote:
 I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it would be
 very useful to have a mobile version. What do you think?

What phone do you use? Is a browser simulator easily available?

In general the actual type of phone the simulator simulates is not important. The most important is that it is a mobile phone simulator. The simulator in the iOS SDK (only available on Mac OS X) is really good. The simulator available in the Andriod SDK really sucks but it's better than nothing.

Google found me http://www.electricplum.com/dlsim.html which (if you scroll down the page) has a free version available for Windows. I installed it; it seems good enough to develop with. It's based on the Adobe Air open-source project iBBDemo2, which you can find an Air installer for at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/iBBDemo2.shtml

I think it would be good if someone does a quick comparison between a real phone and the simulator to know how closely it behaves. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Dec 22 2011
prev sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-12-23 08:54, foobar wrote:
 On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 20:24:08 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 14:09:42 UTC, foobar wrote:
 I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it would be
 very useful to have a mobile version. What do you think?

What phone do you use? Is a browser simulator easily available?

I use an Android phone but I don't believe it matters. I didn't request an android app (of which btw there's only a single one which also happens to be non-free) just a mobile version of the site. Shouldn't a browser extension to see the mobile site suffice for that? I believe an actual android app would require more effort and I'm not sure it's worth it. Also Iphoners will want an iOS version as well. I've just did a quick search for "mobile" in the chrome web store (for chrome extensions) and it brings a bunch of emulators and firefox should have simillar extensions.

I'm not sure what these extensions are capable of but I would recommend a proper simulator to make sure it is as close to a real phone as possible. Both iOS and Andriod uses Webkit, Firefox doesn't. I don't know if these extensions would support swipe gestures for example. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Dec 23 2011
prev sibling parent "foobar" <foo bar.com> writes:
On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 20:24:08 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev 
wrote:
 On Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 14:09:42 UTC, foobar wrote:
 I was reading the NG on my phone and I just thought that it 
 would be very useful to have a mobile version. What do you 
 think?

What phone do you use? Is a browser simulator easily available?

I use an Android phone but I don't believe it matters. I didn't request an android app (of which btw there's only a single one which also happens to be non-free) just a mobile version of the site. Shouldn't a browser extension to see the mobile site suffice for that? I believe an actual android app would require more effort and I'm not sure it's worth it. Also Iphoners will want an iOS version as well. I've just did a quick search for "mobile" in the chrome web store (for chrome extensions) and it brings a bunch of emulators and firefox should have simillar extensions.
Dec 22 2011