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How are you preparing for the change to mobile?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member


    How are you preparing for developments like the one mentioned above? 36% of my users use a mobile device even though my main website is not well prepared for the mobile revolution.

    When do you think the you think tablets will overtake PC's?
    What are you doing to prepare?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  3. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I am sure Xenforo and other forum makers will be working to be fully ready, I am curious however, at what steps community owners will be taking to appeal to this new market.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I was responding as a forum owner, not a member of staff.

    That is what I have done to my personal site.
  5. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Looks like you have gone all in then. Do you think mobile will increase your traffic or make it more challenging to find?
  6. Gazhyde

    Gazhyde Well-Known Member

    My Wordpress front end has had a responsive template on it for about 6 months now. As soon as 1.2 came along the forum was responsive as well. For those who want it's had Tapatalk since day one two years ago.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No idea.
    It is what it is.

    There were complaints that the site wasn't really usable on small screens so that has now been addressed.
  8. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I am worried about fitting on the smaller screens with my sites (40+) of them...
  9. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I could only work on my 3 inch screen Android 2.1 phone.

    It was a pain, but I got by.

    If people want to use your site, then they'll put up with it...
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I take it as it comes. I accommodate mobile devices and will make fixes or try to if and when they arise which is the best thing I can do.
  11. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    I'm probably the exception, but I do very little actual web surfing on my iphone. I use apps, email, GPS, etc.

    Many of the users labeled "mobile" are using tablets, which can be quite similar in resolution to regular screens.

    It all depends on your audience.
    I've had tapatalk for a while and yet not too many people are using it. 40 users a day out of 14,000...
    Since google show about 25% of our visitors are mobile or tablet, I have to assume most are happy with the default XF setup.
  12. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Or they will change which site they use... like me when I see an XF version of a site... I jump of a VB to an XF quick.

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