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#1 bgk

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:59 PM

Hi Guys,

I thought somewhere I read the mobile skin would be released with 3.0.5. Obviously I was wrong. Is there an ETA? Could you post even a beta soon? :)

#2 Carl M

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:26 PM

Hi Guys,

I thought somewhere I read the mobile skin would be released with 3.0.5. Obviously I was wrong. Is there an ETA? Could you post even a beta soon? :)


When its ready. :)

#3 KT Walrus

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:28 PM

I've been using this iPhone skin:

http://community.inv...-skin-released/

Maybe IPS can purchase it and include it in IPB? Regardless, the developer has priced it very nicely.

I'd like to see the skin tested on other mobile phones as well (there are 4 or 5 major smartphone OS's that it should be tested on).

But, this iPhone skin is a very good start to a Mobile skin. The current lo-fi skin isn't that inspiring as a mobile skin.

#4 bgk

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:39 PM

I've been using this iPhone skin:

http://community.inv...-skin-released/

Maybe IPS can purchase it and include it in IPB? Regardless, the developer has priced it very nicely.

I'd like to see the skin tested on other mobile phones as well (there are 4 or 5 major smartphone OS's that it should be tested on).

But, this iPhone skin is a very good start to a Mobile skin. The current lo-fi skin isn't that inspiring as a mobile skin.



KT Walrus - check the mobile skin they have in development (available on this board from the skin chooser!) It looks rather good to me... and is hopefully free :)

#5 KT Walrus

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:08 PM

KT Walrus - check the mobile skin they have in development (available on this board from the skin chooser!) It looks rather good to me... and is hopefully free :)


This skin isn't very good on the iPhone. Mainly, because it doesn't set the viewport size and disable resizing. Maybe if these were fixed (rather easy to do), the skin would work much better. The real important part is to pick font sizes that work well on the iPhone and don't clutter the screen with info that isn't all that important.

If you have an iPhone, try browsing this board and then try browsing the demo board at http://www.vastyles.com/ipb3 and I think you will find the later skin much more usable.

#6 KT Walrus

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:27 PM

I see now I was running the lo-fi skin and not the mobile skin. The mobile skin is better, but I'm having a hard time using it. I am using my iPhone to type this in. The other skin from Timan is much better at this point in time.

#7 bfarber

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:09 PM

The mobile skin on this board is NOT iPhone-specific. It's designed to be a generic skin that can be used by any mobile device.

It will be released, free of charge, in due time. Unfortunately Rikki is busy with other responsibilities and wasn't able to wrap it up to include in 3.0.5. I believe the plan is to release it separately once it's finished.

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#8 Aggiefans.com

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:06 AM

Good to know its coming.... I do hope it is made a bit more touch friendly (text be a tad bigger and make the whole table cell clickable vs just the text link). Other than that I really like the mobile site as it is.

And of course add support for the other parts of the invisionpower suite (content, blog, gallery)

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:12 AM

Yea, Tinmans iphone template is amazing. He provides great support too. Highly recommended.
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#10 BryanH

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:36 AM

Tinman's mobile theme looks awesome!

#11 bgk

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:07 AM

I bit the bullet. Now running his mobile skin! :)

#12 Ambar

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:15 AM

Tinman's Mobile skin is perfect, Great support help me out a ton, and in fact pretty much did the customization to make it all work perfect !!! I recommend it to anyone looking for a mobile solution !!

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:01 AM

Tinman's Mobile skin is cool (EDIT: Relized my posts was replied to)

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:59 AM

I know there is a lot to do but can Rikki make this a priority? There are so many mobile users it's like we're running without, for an example equivalent, the ability to use firefox. Pretty important stuff.

#15 Rikki

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:24 AM

Tinmans iPhone skin is great, I would agree. Our new mobile skin is designed to be a more generic mobile skin, not just for iPhone but for the wide range of smartphones that are available, so that's why it doesn't 'look' like an iPhone skin :) If you do want an actual iPhone experience, I would recommend Tinmans, it's the best I've seen so far.

The current plan is to include our new Mobile skin in 3.1, possibly with a standalone beta before that :)

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:46 AM

I'm also using the Aqua-Soft iPhone skin on my forum. It was recently updated to include Android (1.6+) support and that also looks quite good. :)

http://atariage.com/forums/

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:47 PM

This skin "Mobile" on this forum is for free? Can i download it ?

#18 mz_

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:56 PM

Yeah, any idea when this will be available? Even if we get it in 'testing/beta' form?

With the popularity of the iPhone, all the new Android and Touch devices this needs to come soon. :)
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#19 bfarber

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:39 AM

Our new mobile skin will be free, but is not available for download yet.

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#20 rbiss

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:58 PM

I saw a stat from emarketer that 34% of social networking/media users are on mobile devices.




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