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BuckeyePlanet from a Blackberry?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by timBUCK2, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. timBUCK2

    timBUCK2 Tim the Enchanter... WOLVERINE SLAYER!!

    Hey gang,

    I just got a new Blackberry 8830 with an unlimited data plan. It has a pretty decent web browser on it that works on virtually every site, but it does a pretty bad job with BuckeyePlanet.com. Specifically, it chokes on all the avatars, signatures, 'gifts', gold metals, etc. I turned off the picture loading feature, which helped, but there is still a lot of 'junk' text that makes it impractical to view our website.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for viewing BuckeyePlanet.com from a Blackberry or other mobile web browser?
     
  2. Deety

    Deety Ain't nothin' gonna breaka my stride Staff Member

    Can you send me a pic of how it displays? We might be able to put together a skin for phones 'n' such. Definitely can, actually... the tricky part is doing it in a way that handles upgrades nicely.
     
  3. Big Papa

    Big Papa Urban!!!!

    IAB and I try using BP on our Dingleberrys as well, it's not easy, but can be done. If a mobile friendly version could be figured out, that would be fantastic. I can definitely send you a pic of how it looks if that would help. I will be getting a 8830 next week as well. I have been using an 8703 for a few months now.
     
  4. Deety

    Deety Ain't nothin' gonna breaka my stride Staff Member

    That would be helpful. I'm looking for a web emulator to display the site on various phones, but so far they say "file too large to load."
     
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  5. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    :banger:

    that would be sweet!
     
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  6. fanaticbuckeye

    fanaticbuckeye Rule number one, I'm number one. NCAA14 PS3 Champ

    Get Opera Mini 4, it is a very nice browser for BlackBerry's. Navigate to www.operamini.com from the Blackberry Browser, download the .jad file and youre good to go. You can also download Opera for your computer and share bookmarks, etc.

    This browser is an iPhone/Safari competitor. True web pages load and you can zoom in on specific areas. It is truly a nice browser.
     
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  7. timBUCK2

    timBUCK2 Tim the Enchanter... WOLVERINE SLAYER!!

    I'll have to play with it more, but the OperaMini browser is definitely nice - especially for websites that don't have a text only version.

    I'll upload some screenshots of the BlackBerry browser this weekend.
     
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  8. timBUCK2

    timBUCK2 Tim the Enchanter... WOLVERINE SLAYER!!

    I'm going to use the OperaMini browser for BP from now on. They have a demo that works exactly like my Blackberry here:

    http://www.operamini.com/demo/
     
  9. Big Papa

    Big Papa Urban!!!!

    Opera Mini is pretty cool. I will use this from now on until something better comes along. Thanks fanaticbuckeye!!
     
  10. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    That's funny you guys mention Opera Mini. One of the blogs I read named it one of the 5 essential mobile web apps.

    5 Essential Mobile Web Apps
     
  11. timBUCK2

    timBUCK2 Tim the Enchanter... WOLVERINE SLAYER!!

    It would be really nice if it worked with the Mobile View mode - so you don't have to use a mouse cursor to navigate the site.

    To set the demo up, choose Menu -> Tools -> Settings and check Mobile View.
     
  12. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Sweet!! Posting from my crackberry via OperaMini - thanks for the tip, guys!!!
     

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