Does this enhancement have anything to do with this forum thread...http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/33960?
As for chronological vs threaded views, does everyone know what that means? When I came back to HP a few minutes ago, after being away for a few hours, I refreshed my browser and found a view I'd never seen before...smaller font, nothing consistently left-justified, clickable icons that made no sense to me.
Maybe you could explain for those of us who don't know, what mobile, android, and iphone versions of HP are supposed to do and how they are supposed to benefit this site.
The mobile version of HubPages will enable mobile phone users to access HubPages more easily from their iPhones or their Android Phones.
For example, it is planned that a person can do a quick check of their stats, moderate comments, and use their hub feed from a mobile phone.
This work is independent of the Japanese web site that you mentioned.
As for the chronological/threaded views, this is a new forum feature that makes it easier to use the forums. You can change back your forum format by clicking the "Chronological" link in the upper right of the page.
Thanks for your reply. I am not up on things like Android phones, and I appreciate the information.
Some of these timely changes on HP based on new technology are obvious to some, but they are not obvious to all. Not that it's necessary for HP to educate members about Androids, but I do think it's important to communicate change when it happens and then document that change (as the feature it resulted in) in the Help pages.
As Pat Summitt said a few years ago about the Tennessee Lady Vols match with Rutgers, "The ladies had great energy...communication was key."
For those of us who are not techies, communication is key to sustaining energy here.
Great to see that it is also planned to come to Android . With the Motorola Milestone (Driod in US) and Nexus One, not to mention the amazing new phones from HTC (including some which are considered by techies at least to easily beat iPhone on all counts with the sole exception of the number of apps) I can really see Android use skyrocketing. Not got a smart phone yet but when I do I expect to get an Android one.
Presumably there are no plans to charge for this? Only reason I ask is most apps in the UK linked to websites even if the website is free the application isn't!
Finally how come only iPhone/Android are being supported with apps? How come not Nokia's Symbian system (39% of smart phones shipped in 2009 were Nokia's: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61B1MA20100212 ). Notice the iPhone only has a 14% market share (below RIM/Blackberry with 20%).
Thanks for the quick reply - it all makes sense. I guess I also forgot that Nokia in particular is most popular in Europe and Asia which are obviously large areas with non English speaking populations and therefore unlikely to use Hubpages as much as Americans/Canadian etc.
I think it is a very good idea from the staff..I do have a few idea's, but I currently am not able to access the internet mobile for now, so I will let those who can suggest the features they want to use. Thank You and keep up the good work
I think device detection should be there. Current forum interface which is modified for the mobile device makes it hard to navigate for desktop users. Better to have device detection and arranging forum interface as per that.
Old interface should be there for desktop users IMO.
Other than that promote buttons, text stats of hub should be there if possible.
It may be beneficial to have some sort of memo type feature. If you’re on the go and you get an idea on your head, it’s good to have somewhere to dump your thoughts into.
If this could be tied into the Hubpages application, when you get back to a pc you can pick up your ideas and refine them.
It sounds like the first release of the application will be more of a social networking application, which I think is a great place to start.
I just recently moved to a blackberry and have logged on to the site and posted forum comments easily using the current mobile browser. I tried to edit a hub module and had no luck. Perhaps future releases of this app would make this possible.
Not being a techie, I'm not sure what the difference is. Since the last software update on my T-Mobile G1, I can do pretty much anything on my phone that I can do on my pc. It just takes a lot longer to load. In general, I'd say anything that makes HP more accessible is fantastic!
I think this is a terrific idea and I'm looking forward to using it! Safari on the iPhone doesn't display Hubs nicely at all, so I don't bother trying to keep up with HubPages on the go. I don't have ideas to add - I think you have covered everything I would want already. Can't wait to give it a try!
Editing is possible on the Nokia E71, only not possible to edit the texts as the text capsule does not appear.
I love it! I am writing this through my mobile phone. Even checking the Google Adsense is easily accessible. So is Google Analytics. I am making anyone jealous? Hmm, maybe not. That's not what i want, just wanted to share my ability to be able to access HP whenever and wherever i want.
That sounds like a fantastic idea! I know there are probably a lot of details, you will have to iron out to make this technology effective and available, but when its out there, it's going to take the world by storm. I mean when your bored, and on a long train, or plain trip and you don't have your laptop, or book you can still read some great quality articles, written by hubbers everywhere. Great idea!!!