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    Mobile Support?

    Any chances that there is a mobile format in the works (or hiding from me) for the new forums? Something that should be standard these days...

    Aside from that, looks great!
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    A mobile option is not currently available. Low priority for the time being.

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    Kind of a bummer. The forums are even harder to read now on my phone. I'll have to wait to get home to check them out on my tablet. This is really disappointing. But, a very very very small negative.

    Overall I think the new forums are gorgeous, so kudos to all who worked on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thakman View Post
    Kind of a bummer. The forums are even harder to read now on my phone. I'll have to wait to get home to check them out on my tablet. This is really disappointing. But, a very very very small negative.

    Overall I think the new forums are gorgeous, so kudos to all who worked on them.
    I agree, forum performance used to be perfectly fine on my HTC desire S, using Android 2.3.1 now is non functional. nevermind.

    edit: downloaded a recommended browser opera mini and its working fantasticly and the forum looks great and performance is good. (my phone too old for chrome) worth a try for anyone else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldarian_Grace View Post
    I agree, forum performance used to be perfectly fine on my HTC desire S, using Android 2.3.1 now is non functional. nevermind.
    Had a quick look on my iPhone 5 and no performance issues. I'll push for a mobile version, but again it will likely fall below other issues in the priority queue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Had a quick look on my iPhone 5 and no performance issues. I'll push for a mobile version, but again it will likely fall below other issues in the priority queue.
    Performance is fine but the lack of contrast between text and background makes reading very hard on my iphone. My vision isn't perfect but I don't usually have to wear glasses to look at this site on my phone. This is a real problem. Bigger default font or more text/background contrast is needed if you really want this forum to be as usable as it was on mobiles.

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    Odd, I have to report the opposite. I'm finding the display on my HTC One X to be superior to the old forums, not to mention that the quicker loading is a lot more useful when commuting through poor 3G coverage. And this is coming from someone who has worn glasses - constantly - for more than eleven years. Performance on my Nexus 7 (2012 model) is about equal, I'd say. In all, no complaints about Android (Chrome browser) from where I'm standing. Not sure about the fruit side of things, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    A mobile option is not currently available. Low priority for the time being.
    Disappointing, but thanks for the prompt response!
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    Is there any way to make the text larger without scrolling side-to-side? The wide format means the text is too tiny to read unless I zoom, and then I need to scroll sideways. On the old forum I didn't have to do this.

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    So far I can't access the forums at all using the Android Browser on my phone. It just says "Web page not available. The Web page at https://www.lotro.com/en/forums/forums.php might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address."

    I will attempt to use alternative browsers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dietlbomb View Post
    So far I can't access the forums at all using the Android Browser on my phone. It just says "Web page not available. The Web page at https://www.lotro.com/en/forums/forums.php might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address."

    I will attempt to use alternative browsers.
    Ittook most of the day for my iPhone and ATT to agree that the new URL existed. Some of it may be DNS propagation delays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Ittook most of the day for my iPhone and ATT to agree that the new URL existed. Some of it may be DNS propagation delays.
    Aha. That makes some sense. I'll be more patient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Had a quick look on my iPhone 5 and no performance issues. I'll push for a mobile version, but again it will likely fall below other issues in the priority queue.
    I think it was likely software issues for early Android phones, as new browser is working perfectly. it wasn't formatting the tables correctly on standard browser. but see edit, unlikely.to be huge issue for many people as its nearly a two year old phone and I think gingerbread ( version 2.3.1) is no longer issued to New Androids.

    anyway good job, me likey!
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    Just a quick update. This is still a fairly low priority, but I've managed to move it up the priority list a bit. We have a functional mobile layout, we just need to do a little more work on it to be able to turn it on. Probably not today, but hopefully within the month.

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    Thanks for pushing on a mobile version. Even though my mobile browser displays the regular page fine, a lighter version that loads faster on mobile data is a great option.

    Edit to add: With the new version of vb and the redesign, is Tapatalk a possibility now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Just a quick update. This is still a fairly low priority, but I've managed to move it up the priority list a bit. We have a functional mobile layout, we just need to do a little more work on it to be able to turn it on. Probably not today, but hopefully within the month.
    That is great news.

    Btw, no mobile browser is offering me to save the password. Maybe its because i'm having a certificate warning since the upgrade?
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    Doesnt let me even login on the Iphone currently, i inout my user/pass and it loads but then it goes back to the login screen :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galahadur View Post
    That is great news.

    Btw, no mobile browser is offering me to save the password. Maybe its because i'm having a certificate warning since the upgrade?
    Saving passwords has been disabled. You can't do it on PC either. This is working as intended.

    Your certificate warning is something I can't speak to as I haven't seen reports.

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    So apparently I lied. You can have mobile Today.


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    Its still loading the full site for me on chrome for android on my galaxy s4. Whats the mobile link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galahadur View Post
    Its still loading the full site for me on chrome for android on my galaxy s4. Whats the mobile link?
    Look at the bottom right of this thread (on mobile or computer) and you'll see the style picker. Took me a minute to find it, too.
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    Woohoo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    So apparently I lied. You can have mobile Today.

    Posting from my phone in the LOTRO forums. How cool is that! We've finally caught up with the times!

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    Thanks Sapience and the heroic anonymous developers!

    (I'm still getting that "Web page not available" error, but I probably need to format my phone or something.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    So apparently I lied. You can have mobile Today.



    Awesome! Thanks!

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    Thanks so much for getting the mobile version rolled out! It took a long time for it to initially load the forums so that I could go in and change the setting to the mobile skin. I think I actually timed out trying to load the page several times. One thing to note, is that the site shows up as not being secure on while using Chrome on Android 4.1.1 on the Samsung GSIII.

 

 

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