GBATemp Mobile

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by tigris, Aug 11, 2010.

Aug 11, 2010

GBATemp Mobile by tigris at 10:07 AM (1,901 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. tigris
    OP

    Member tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,689
    Location:
    The Tibetan Himalayas
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It crossed my mind today. GBATemp was lacking a mobile version of itself, a version like FaceBook Mobile. A significantly low-bandwidth site for GPRS, GSM, 3G devices and poor-quality wifi adapters, like the one in the DS and the PSP.

    A mobile version of GBATemp would effectively allow access to GBATemp from users of the DS using homebrew browsers like DSHobro, Bunjalloo, and, of course Opera/DSi Browser, and their PSP counterparts quickly and efficiently.

    I propose that such a service be reserved to members of GBATemp only, and be an exact, live copy of the original GBATemp forum, but in mobile form, just like FaceBook mobile, to eliminate the need of two moderation teams.

    I'm not sure how to implement the portal - or my idea, in any case, but I thought that suggesting doesn't really matter that much, so I'll voice my idea to have a simple no-frills forum. No avatars, no signatures, just text and boxes to separate posts. I'm not even sure such technology exists, but it's an idea that I think is OK.

    This is just a suggestion. If it's been asked before, or can't be done, then screw you. It's just a suggestion.
     
  2. lolzed

    Member lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,466
    Location:
    There
    Country:
    Philippines
    there used to be a gbatemp mobile,dunno what happened to it.

    Wumga for news.(don't bother trying to post,it will load gbatemp if you click on a link...)
    Lo-fi version for the whole forum,but also no posting.
     
  3. Hadrian

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    16,978
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  4. tigris
    OP

    Member tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,689
    Location:
    The Tibetan Himalayas
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yup, it needs a renovation.

    Wunga.com just provides links to posts. It isn't a complete lo-fi forum...

    (How long has 'Temp mobile been under maintenance for?)
     
  5. tijntje_7

    Member tijntje_7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    538
    Location:
    Under your bed
    Country:
    Netherlands
    ^ The mobile.gbatemp.net doesn't work on my iPod...
    Talking about the iPod [​IMG]
    Tapatalk, I'm not sure if it supports gbatemp, but I guess it does [​IMG]
     
  6. tigris
    OP

    Member tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,689
    Location:
    The Tibetan Himalayas
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    mobile temp just says "use wumga"
     
  7. prowler

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just what we need, post whorers on the go. ( ̄ー ̄)
     
  8. soulx

    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,130
    Country:
    Canada
    ...
    [​IMG]

    That was unexpected.
     
  9. Walthor

    Newcomer Walthor Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Country:
    Netherlands
    not sure what forum software gbatemp is using but i'm guessing it is invision board or phpbb, most of the times, for famous forum software(like the ones i named above) there are people who create templates. Maybe a mobile template could provide the solution.

    just a thought [​IMG]
     
  10. tj_cool

    Supervisor tj_cool Stuff

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Messages:
    9,942
    Location:
    This planet
    Country:
    Belgium
    Were running on IPB 2.3.x I believe.

    We also have a Lo-Fi version btw (the link seems to be missing on the v3 skin)
     
  11. soulx

    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,130
    Country:
    Canada
    We should be on IPB3.
    When is GBATemp going to upgrade?
     
  12. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    7,480
    Location:
    Gallifrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    There's a lot of customisation here; in the end it could be quite complicated to upgrade, when we can stay here. No need to rule out IPB3 entirely though.
     
  13. Walthor

    Newcomer Walthor Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Country:
    Netherlands
    the lowfi version doesn't have the ability to post reply's or threads.

    while googeling, i came upon this site : http://www.aqua-soft.org/forum/topic/53020...ipb-3-released/
    although its a thing for the ipb 3 version, maybe some one could create something similar for gbatemp?
     
  14. tigris
    OP

    Member tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,689
    Location:
    The Tibetan Himalayas
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Well, I'm sure upgrading would cost, right? If it did, I'm sure we'd all be happy to chip in with a bit. An upgrade to IPB3.
     
  15. prowler

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    IIRC, admins don't want people donating.
    They have ShopTemp now anyway.
     
  16. Walthor

    Newcomer Walthor Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Country:
    Netherlands
    uhm, sorry but i didn't mean upgrading to new version, just thought that maybe could someone with skills could port it(or something like that) for the version that gbatemp is running
    This version is running good right? why upgrade something thats not broken [​IMG]

    but back to topic.
    last time i ran a ipb forum( to test things out and such) there was an admin panel where you could copy a template, and after that you could edit it, otherwise i'm confused with some other forum software thingy.
     
  17. shaunj66

    Administrator shaunj66 Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,830
    Location:
    South England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm afraid right now we don't have any time to invest in creating a mobile version of GBAtemp and there are no plans to do so in the foreseeable future...
     
  18. Walthor

    Newcomer Walthor Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Country:
    Netherlands
    ah okay [​IMG]
     
  19. Overlord Nadrian

    Banned Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,671
    Location:
    Riviera
    Country:
    Belgium
    I don't see the need for a mobile version of the temp, really. As prowler said, we don't need any more of those 'postcount+1' posts, as the amount of text you can type on a mobile device is very limited. So, basically, you wouldn't be able to post more than a couple of sentences.
     

Share This Page