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tsptalk
01-20-2011, 01:16 PM
Question for you mobile users.

Is there a preferred subdomain for accessing website on your mobile device?

Example: I have heard of sites using:

"m" - m.tsptalk.com
"mobile" - mobile.tsptalk.com
"wap" - wap.tsptalk.com

etc.

Mobile TSP Talk can currently be accessed thru www.tsptalk.mobi (http://www.tsptalk.mobi), but apparently the secure data in the premium services area does not work well.

I may be working on creating a subdomain to see if that helps, but I'm not sure what to use. Just "m" may be good for brevity purposes, but I want to use a standard. Apparently there really isn't one yet, or at least I haven't found it yet.

Thanks!

fedgolfer
01-20-2011, 01:18 PM
For iphone users, the www.tsptalk.com site is MUCH better than the mobile version.

tsptalk
01-20-2011, 01:38 PM
For iphone users, the www.tsptalk.com (http://www.tsptalk.com) site is MUCH better than the mobile version.
Interesting. So you don't think a better mobile version is necessary - at least for the iPhone? Thanks.

fedgolfer
01-20-2011, 01:51 PM
Interesting. So you don't think a better mobile version is necessary - at least for the iPhone? Thanks.

The full site for iPhones is the best. Hands down... no comparison imho. The full site on an iphone is exactly how it is on the desktop, easy to scroll, zoom in and out (there is some lost functionality between viewing on a desktop vs iphone though -- like attachements). And you know where everything is located. Versus the mobi version which makes it a little messy and difficult to scroll and find what you want. The mobi version also makes everything display in one gigantic column -- not aesthetically pleasing or as functional. Check it out at an apple store or I can post some iPhone screenshots.

Back to the functionality thing -- I can't post attachments for the iPhone, not even from the phone's photo library. The manage attachments icon that appears in tsptalk when we type replies shows the box to include attachments but doesn't let me click on the circle. So, I'll screenshot the photos and load 'em up on here when I get home tonite.

FAB1
01-20-2011, 02:13 PM
Interesting. So you don't think a better mobile version is necessary - at least for the iPhone? Thanks.

I have a Droid X, I think its still the industry largest display 4.3

No need of any "mobile site" I fact I dont like them.

This phone displays a "desktop" browser that is just amazing
in speed, visibility and ease of use.

JTH
01-20-2011, 03:48 PM
With today’s ever-evolving bandwidth expansions, using mobile sites is like using dial-up, it’s a dying breed. Most phone-based internet engines have a zoom-in feature, allowing you to find what you need quickly. CNBC has a mobi site and I hate it because it won’t load up the videos, so I had to reconfigure my phone to not accept mobi sites period. I haven’t bricked my phone yet, I just have the time for another hobby. My Sprint HTC EVO screen is the largest screen made for phones (same as Droid-X), with it I can do 95% of the stuff I could do with a computer.

The Android OS is still missing 2 critical components I need. A free editable MS Word app, and MS Silverlight.

FUTURESTRADER
01-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Any votes on virtual keyboard vs. QWERTY?

Who would win in a fight: QWERTY or virtual keyboards? (Poll Closed)
Physical QWERTY keyboard. 50.3% (2,563 votes)Virtual keyboard. 39.5% (2,010 votes)

FUTURESTRADER
01-20-2011, 05:13 PM
Any votes on virtual keyboard vs. QWERTY?

Who would win in a fight: QWERTY or virtual keyboards? (Poll Closed)
Physical QWERTY keyboard. 50.3% (2,563 votes)Virtual keyboard. 39.5% (2,010 votes)

With QWERTY I find I can watch where I'm going more easily, allowing me to avoid shopping mall fountains :D

FAB1
01-20-2011, 05:30 PM
Any votes on virtual keyboard vs. QWERTY?

Who would win in a fight: QWERTY or virtual keyboards? (Poll Closed)
Physical QWERTY keyboard. 50.3% (2,563 votes)Virtual keyboard. 39.5% (2,010 votes)

Virtual keys on a smartphone are ok with me. I have gotten accustomed to the action - I still dont care much about the spelling correcter thing

(could probably turn that off in settings, I havent looked!)

safeskies
01-28-2011, 09:07 AM
I posted this on another thread yesterday, but this looks like a more appropriate place. I was looking into the Tapatalk mobile app recently and it looks promising. It is a forum viewing app that can be used at thousands of message boards. It should work with the TSP Talk message board if it is registered. It is a $3 app for iPhones and Android devices. I have no experience with this app; if anyone does, how is the experience? I have a DroidX, which works well browsing the full website, but an app may make subscribed threads and PMs a little easier to manage.

http://www.tapatalk.com/plugin.php

tsptalk
01-28-2011, 09:33 AM
Thanks safeskies. I really have to get into this app thing. I am clueless.

I know about the iphone app for the this MB, but there didn't seem to be much of an interest.

safeskies
01-28-2011, 10:01 AM
I don't know about the iPhone only app, but Tapatalk sounds like you just register your forum for free on the website and anyone who wants to can go buy the app on either an Android or iPhone. If an individual buys the app, it is advertised to work on 10,000+ message boards across the web. If anyone knows someone who uses the app, a review would be much appreciated.

FCB-Dave
02-01-2011, 05:37 PM
I've had a Blackberry for about 2 months. Initially I could access the Premium Service Reports section, but I haven't been able to pull it up in the last 3-4 weeks. Now when I enter my email and password, it takes me to the User Login page and asks me to Please Login - again.

Tried the .mobi version and got this message when I clicked on the Premium link: "HTTP Error 502: Bad Gateway"

Any suggestions?

tsptalk
02-01-2011, 08:46 PM
I am clueless when it comes to mobile - I don't have one yet.

There are some solutions for these type of problems on www.tsptalk.com/faq2.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/faq2.html) but they are geared toward windows.

Basically, it's a securty setting and / or clearing cache. Do you know how to mess with that on your BB?

Bronco07
02-02-2011, 12:17 AM
I would like to see a text message sent for any Trade alert inconjuction with an email message. Folks such as me, may be caught up in meetings & working our way to a CPU may be tough with our work enviroment.

If a TXT message was sent I would go out of my way to view the recent information.

Cheers Bronco07 :nuts:

tsptalk
02-02-2011, 12:30 AM
Here's what I do...

I created a gmail account, and any mail sent there can be filtered to forward a text message to you. Works great.

You can filter it so that only mail dfrom a specific address or with certain words in the subject or body get forwarded.

Intrepid_Timer
02-02-2011, 12:53 AM
Here's what I do...

I created a gmail account, and any mail sent there can be filtered to forward a text message to you. Works great.

You can filter it so that only mail dfrom a specific address or with certain words in the subject or body get forwarded.

Never even thought about this. Thanks for the info Tom!

FCB-Dave
02-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Speaking of being mobile, has anyone ever made an IFT from the TSP.gov website using a mobile device - specifically with a BlackBerry? I tried to log on to tsp.gov and got this:

Request Browser IP Error
A browser-to-server authentication error has occurred because your IP address has changed since you logged into the Account Access section.

Thanks
DW