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Mobile Phone / iPhone / PDA Detection and Style Assignment
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (49 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 955
Released: 17 Mar 2008 Last Update: 17 Mar 2008 Downloads: 4190
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This add-on will detect most mobile phones, iPhones, PDAs and other mobile browsing devices and automatically for the user to a specific vBulletin style.

What can it do?
Detects most mobile phones and force the user to a specific style (users will not be able to select other styles from a mobile device with this add-on installed). If you have multiple styles installed which are optimized for small screen mobile devices, iPhones, WIndows Mobile devices you can assign a specific style to each of these groups.

Whilst designed with mobile device users in mind, you could also assign styles to self defined browsers. For example you can assign an alternative style to Internet Explorer users whilst Firefox users get the default style. You could also assign an alternative style to Google or Yahoo spiders.

Instructions:
0. Install styles which you wish to assign to Mobile/PDA/iPhone users - some links will appear at the bottom of this post
1. Download the product file
2. Install via Product Manager
3. Configure options via vBulletin Options, Mobile Device Detection (should appear at end)
4. Start browsing from your mobile device!
5. Click "Mark as Installed"

If upgrading from a previous 3.5 or 3.6 version, you will need to uninstall that and the install this one.

To uninstall simply uninstall the product - there are no database changes or additional files.

Styles released on vBulletin which you can use:
Dartho's Mobile, Cell, Phone, PDA, iPhone Style for vBulletin 3.7 (<-- yep, that's mine)
ElForro's iPhone / iPod Touch Optimized Style
Zachery's vB Lite Style
vBMechanics Mobile Alabama Style

Due to the stripped down nature of these mobile styles, you will find that most for 3.5 and 3.6 will work quite happily on 3.5, 3.6 & 3.7 although additional features introduced in vBulletin in recent years such as Social Groups, Blogs and Photo Galleries will not show well on a small screen. All should display your actual forums well.

3.6 Version can be found here

Marked as Beta until I get some feedback, and 3.7 goes Gold

Release Information
1.0.0 Initial release for 3.7 ported over from 3.6.8 version

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  #256  
Old 13 May 2009, 22:56
dancue dancue is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Originally Posted by Biker_GA View Post
Why should something that is "by design" be fixed? It's SUPPOSED to be that way.
OH COME ON!!...I'm pretty sure this was not "DESIGNED" to be this way. It happens to be this way because the mod redirects people automatically to a particular style.

Thank you for your sarcasm. It truly is a pleasure to read your replies, but if you don't mind, could you please allow the coder of this mod to give me an answer.
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  #257  
Old 14 May 2009, 00:02
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Actually - it was by design, I wanted to *know* that a mobile user could read the forum OK using a specific style. By giving mobile users a choice, they could load up a style that does not render on their device and never be able to get back again.

Also, I don't think there was any sarcasm in Biker_GA's comment. He has gone out of his way to help you in the last couple pages.

Anyway - if you head back to around post #219 and read on from there, you will find a post with an attached variation to this mod that will do what you seem to be asking for.
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  #258  
Old 14 May 2009, 02:04
dancue dancue is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Thank you dartho.

That worked for me. My apologies to Biker. Thank you also for your help.
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  #259  
Old 14 May 2009, 02:16
dancue dancue is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Would be cool to incorporate a floating notification asking the user if they want to switch back to the mobile style.

Similar to this. Of course this would only appear if the user is on a mobile browser.
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  #260  
Old 15 May 2009, 02:59
dancue dancue is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Dartho,
Is there an if condition that I could use on a template that would allow me to detect if the user is on a mobile browser?

I want to say "If user is on mobile device then do not show"
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  #261  
Old 15 May 2009, 03:35
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
No - not really depending on what you are trying to do you'd likely need to use plugins.

However, assuming they are viewing your site via a mobile device using a mobile style, you can simply edit the template in the mobile style.
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  #262  
Old 18 May 2009, 00:58
gcxboxps gcxboxps is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Thanks, this works perfectly on 3.8.2
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  #263  
Old 18 May 2009, 18:47
Trana Trana is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
I used the code listed to forward from the VBA adv_portal template to the forum home. I hit the forum home, no problem, but when I click on a forum I am redirected back to the original forwarder page (the VBA template).

Any idea what I am missing?

Last edited by Trana; 18 May 2009 at 19:01.
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  #264  
Old 19 May 2009, 07:15
nureeves nureeves is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
help...
i have enabled this product, and i also have installed its mobile style
but default style on PC user change to mobile style ... how i could fix this?

thanks
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  #265  
Old 19 May 2009, 13:05
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
I'm guessing you have vbadvanced and your forums integrated? I've never done this before, there's probably a vbadvanced plugin you could edit to get around it. I'll *try* and have a look into it...
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  #266  
Old 19 May 2009, 17:41
Blackheart_72 Blackheart_72 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Real name: Craig
Installed and takes mobile users to the mobile skin but when they post and hit submit it clears the text area and does not post.

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  #267  
Old 19 May 2009, 18:02
Trana Trana is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I'm guessing you have vbadvanced and your forums integrated? I've never done this before, there's probably a vbadvanced plugin you could edit to get around it. I'll *try* and have a look into it...
No, the CMPS page is not integrated with the site. It is in a separate directory.
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  #268  
Old 20 May 2009, 21:53
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Aexo Aexo is offline
 
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hello

I'd like that when you enter to forum with a mobile, the forum ask you what template do you like to use.
Is it posible?
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  #269  
Old 22 May 2009, 01:41
Xeye Xeye is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
Thanks dartho, it works great.

Originally Posted by Aexo View Post
hello

I'd like that when you enter to forum with a mobile, the forum ask you what template do you like to use.
Is it posible?
It would be great if we can let members to choose between few mobile styles, I wish to see it in next version <3
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  #270  
Old 25 May 2009, 15:29
Megatr0n Megatr0n is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
OK - try the attached. Basically, if a user has used the style chooser (ie. manually chosen a style), it won't override their choice.

example 1 - user visits via iPhone for first time, they get presented with iPhone skin as configured. If they change teh style to default skin, all visits from here on in will present them with default skin or what ever style they manually choose from then on

example 2 - users visits with small screen old nokia phone, they get presented with mopbile skin as configured. If they change the style to defualt skin, all visits from then on will present them with teh default skin. If their browser can't handle it and they can;t get back to the style chooser. they will not be able to view your site properly again.

proviso's - browser must accept cookeis for this to work (clearing browers cookies will reset)
dartho,

I installed this plugin but when I connect from my phone I don't see the option anywhere on the mobile skin to change the skin? I've cleared the cookies and everything but nada.
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