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Old 09-04-2014, 08:48 PM
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Thread Title: Updated Smartphone Feedback Thread

We're pleased to announce that we have launched a new smartphone view on the site, in addition to the recently added mobile view in the last upgrade. This version has been designed to have a cleaner look, to fit really nicely into mobile (iPhone, Android) browsers, and unlike most normal web based skins will also include features that are normally reserved for desktop or phone applications. We built this as we realize you all spend more time today on your phones on the forum than you did 2 years ago, and we want to get the mobile view to a place where you can do everything (and more!) that you can do on desktop.

A few notes as I know many of you may have questions:

* This does not replace the free or paid in-apps that you have, such as any mobile apps. This is web-only.
* This new skin will only show when you access the site from a modern (Android 4+, iPhone) phone. It will not show for older phones or for tablets, blackberries or windows phones.
* Please give us some time as we work through bugs. Give it a try, give us feedback in our mobile thread url, and give it a chance. Every change needs time to get used to!​


If you visit the site from your mobile phone, you'll get the new view automatically. You can login, post, reply, upload photos, view your private messages and more. You can also use the legacy mobile view by choosing the top left menu and Exit Enhanced Mobile Mode.

The feedback thread for any bugs, etc, please post below.

**Please let use know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues.

Thanks!

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Old 09-06-2014, 03:06 PM
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For me it`s a pain in the backside on my phone, although I shouldn`t be on it at work anyway.

If it ain`t broke don`t fix it.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:22 PM
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I like the overall format, although the adds are overly-prominent, but I suppose that's the nature of the business.

One potential glitch is it keeps showing me new "notifications" but I can't seem to tell what those are or check them. When I log onto via regular PC there are no new notifications.

I have a I-Phone 5c
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This new Mobil site sucks ASS!!!
If it ain't broken don't try and fix it. It's is much harder to navigate and not simple or better at all!!!!
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:16 PM
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I tried this and I really don't know why but it honestly was slower for me to load stuff in this mobile view then desktop view. So I just switched back.

Galaxy note 3 sprint default browser.

Theoretically their is less junk on the screen and it should be faster, but its not.
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Thank you for your feedback guys. It's a work in progress for us and as we continue to make improvements to it, we will let you know. If it's not your cup of tea right now, you're more than welcome to switch back to a classic look.
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you're more than welcome to switch back to a classic look.
How is that done?
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You can exit the mobile view using the top level menu on the site and choosing the "Exit Enhanced Mobile Mode" option. Your browser will then remember not to use it.
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I can`t even figure that out.

Why can`t people just leave well enough alone
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Here ya go John...


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What would I do without you!
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Hun, I hope their are some "fringe benefits" that was awesome!
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Default Re: Updated Smartphone Feedback Thread

Few items of note:

iOS 8 has rendered DB basically unusable, at least on my iphone 5. Some pics to illustrate:



This is what I see when opening Safari. When you get to the home page none of the buttons work- nothing happens when anything's clicked on. In particular the option to open the top level menu and exit the enhanced mobile view only works after multiple times of changing orientation. Then you get something that looks like this:



See at the bottom, the overlap with the ad. Once again it takes numerous tries to actually get to a version that'll work. Definitely NOT user friendly!

Lots of images like the following, overlapping of text.



At some point I'll post some of the other bugs/difficulties I've noticed- there are a few. But the above issues basically render the site unusable. I wonder if any other iOS 8 users have seen the same.
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Thank you for posting this feedback. I will let our development team know of this and get back to you when the issue has been resolved.
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Is there a way to enter mobile mode? I like it but want the best of both worlds.
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Nice job fixing the iOS 8 issues. Appears to be back to normal (for a few days now). I'm making a conscious effort to use the new format and I must admit it's growing on me.

Couple other things:

1. The constant "DB would like to know your location" messages are annoying. Happens each time I visit. Why does DB need to know where I am?

2. Let's say I search DB through Google (IE, site:Dendroboard.com). If I click on a result, read the page, then click "back", it doesn't take me back to Google- it takes me to the DB home page instead. Clicking back another time then takes me to the Google search results. A minor annoyance- but one nonetheless. Why does it take me to the home page?
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Right now, "no". I will ask our team about getting this added in future updates.

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1. I'm not sure what the answer is on this but I'll ask to see if it can be removed.

2. I'll have the development team look into this issue particularly.

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Nice job fixing the iOS 8 issues. Appears to be back to normal (for a few days now). I'm making a conscious effort to use the new format and I must admit it's growing on me.

Couple other things:

1. The constant "DB would like to know your location" messages are annoying. Happens each time I visit. Why does DB need to know where I am?

2. Let's say I search DB through Google (IE, site:Dendroboard.com). If I click on a result, read the page, then click "back", it doesn't take me back to Google- it takes me to the DB home page instead. Clicking back another time then takes me to the Google search results. A minor annoyance- but one nonetheless. Why does it take me to the home page?
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Hello everyone,

We’re excited to announce that additional features has been added and improvements were made to the enhanced mobile view.
Thanks to the feedback that everyone has provided, we were able to tailor the mobile view to better fit forum members’ needs and fix a few bugs along the way.

A few of the new features that were added includes:
• Completely replacing the PM system with one that better matches what members see in the desktop version.
• A pull-to-refresh functionality has been added on all appropriate pages in addition to the refresh already available in the overflow menu.
• A new scrolling feature has been added so that if the user starts scrolling the screen prior to an auto-scroll happening (like moving to a post per the current read position), the auto-scroll is cancelled so the user is not fighting with it.
• There is now a font size preview in the Font Size settings page so the members would know what to expect.
• Sticky topics can now be hidden from within the page where they are being viewed
• The vote count on poll results has been animated to count up along with the bar graph animations that were already present.

Now on to some of the fixes we that have implemented:
• After sharing a photo from the media viewer, the user will not be returned to the media viewer instead of the topic.
• PMs will now be correctly marked as viewed and word-wrapped.
• The forum will now work with iOS Safari if the user had opted to block all cookies.
• Double-tapping buttons or links will no longer cause functionality to execute twice.
• The text in the header is now re-sizing correctly when members are scrolling through the page or opening the side menu.

Please give this newly improved version of the mobile view a try and feel free to let us know what you think in the feedback thread.

**Please let us know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues.

Thank you.

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