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I really think xenforo should improve the speed on mobile platform

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by realaqu, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. realaqu

    realaqu Active Member

    after I tried new burning board 4.0, although I have no complaints on xenforo desktop version, but on mobile phone, too slow, Burning board use responsive design too but make me feel in a totally different world. can xenforo improve the performance on mobile platform on next release?

    or can you make your own version app for iOs and android?
    tapatalk, no good,
    xenforo responsive design, almost useless, nobody wanna use it on mobile phone.
    forumrunner, no more support new version of xenforo
     
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  2. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I really like XenForo on mobile. So I would not call it useless. But speed impovements are welcome.
     
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  3. Teapot

    Teapot Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I spent two weeks over Christmas exclusively using my own XenForo-powered site (which is much heavier, asset-wise, than the official site), and XenForo.com and never noticed any difference in speed between it and the desktop version. I've even used it on a slightly dodgy and quite slow 3G connection in rural England and it seems to work as fast as any other site would.

    Not to say that I wouldn't always appreciate performance improvements - and indeed, I know the XenForo developers are always trying to improve the speed of their software. But I don't think it's really a major issue.
     
  4. realaqu

    realaqu Active Member

    just my personal feeling, I did a few test on google speed insight, and web page speed test, on my iPhone 5s LTE network, almost no difference, but on my old iPhone 4s, the difference is huge.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  5. Teapot

    Teapot Well-Known Member

    Have you tested your PC on the same connection your iPhone 4S was on? Obviously, slower connection, slower downloads... XenForo doesn't produce a huge amount of output, though. I always found browsing on an iPhone 4 and a slightly dodgy 3G connection fine, or at least no worse than everything else..
     
  6. realaqu

    realaqu Active Member

    actually I tested all of them, the most important thing on a smart phone is speed, xenforo is pretty slow compared with vb4.2 mobile style, ipb3, burning board4, btw, I installed all of them on my server, even with CDN support from MAXCDN, xenforo mobile is still much slower than other three I mentioned above.

    I usually use this site and google page speed insights to do my test
    http://www.webpagetest.org
     
  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Because XenForo UI is Responsive and not as a separate Mobile Theme.
    Responsive meaning, automatically adjust on browser's width.
    So XenForo just hide certain elements/div/block to better serve mobile devices.

    In short, the desktop version or mobile view of XenForo is the same.
    Only difference on Mobile, some elements are just hidden or change via css but all data's are actually loaded the same as desktop view.
     
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  8. realaqu

    realaqu Active Member

    you can try burning board 4, they use the same idea but it runs really fast both on desktop and mobile, wish xenforo team either make their own app or redesign mobile
    style. we switched from discuz to ipb then xenforo, now I have to face numours complaints from forum member about this issue.
     
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  9. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    Xenforo - Woorank.com - tested my site - mobile results - very slow - my host?

    Screen Shot 2014-01-13 at 7.37.01 PM.png
     
  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Here's mine:
    upload_2014-1-14_8-43-31.png
     
  11. realaqu

    realaqu Active Member

    as I said, if you are on high speed network, xenforo performs very good, especially after turning on CDN service, but on mobile device, say 3g, xenforo is behind vb3, vb4, ipb, burning board4, but both burning board 4 and xenforo use responsive design, you can compare these two
     
  12. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

  13. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    A dedicated server.
    With Centmin Mod on it :) ( no cpanel or any gui base control panel)
     
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  14. realaqu

    realaqu Active Member

  15. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    Nice. :)
     
  16. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

  17. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    I have a slow shared host plan with slow mobile...:(
     
  18. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Mine looks weird. Says perfect optimization for mobile , but still very slow:

    upload_2014-1-14_13-44-34.png
     
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  19. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Mine also says very slow. I'm on a managed vps 2gb ssd wtf am I paying for?
     
  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    K that site was wack. Wanted me to have to sign in to try again. I found another site. http://ready.mobi

    My site scored low there. And I can run as many tests as I want.
     

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