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Mobile Phone / iPhone / PDA Detection and Style Assignment
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (10 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 300
Released: 28 Oct 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2017
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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.

Release Information
1.0.1 Initial release for 3.8 ported over from 3.7 version

THIS IS IDENTICAL CODE TO THE 3.7 RELEASE!

I only re-released as soooo many people ask the question "is this OK for 3.8" You do not need to upgrade if you already have installed! However - should there be any changes in the future, it will likely happen here.

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 & 3.8 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.

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  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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  #2  
Old 28 Oct 2009, 11:01
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
If there are features to add in, let me know.

As mentioned above, this is currently IDENTICAL CODE TO THE 3.7 RELEASE! Don't expect anything new.

However, I will release another version soon with the option to be able to override this addon if a user manually changes style.

Last edited by dartho; 28 Oct 2009 at 11:55.
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Old 28 Oct 2009, 11:04
TheChaosFactor TheChaosFactor is offline
 
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That's awesome... I've had a few complaints about this. Appreciate the links to the styles as well.

Installed, and nominated.
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 08:43
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Kingdombuilder Kingdombuilder is offline
 
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Do you think that this mod will detect Blackberry phones? I have a blackberry site that I would love to be able to put up a mobile version of the sight.
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 09:21
dartho dartho is offline
 
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There have been a couple people (out of over 1000) who have had issues with Blackberrys, but it should work fine and I'm happy to help if it doesn't.
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Old 01 Nov 2009, 20:17
MuddyPaws MuddyPaws is offline
 
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I am getting a security tolkin error when I try to post from the mobile device. Any ideas?
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Old 01 Nov 2009, 21:13
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
That would be your Style causing the error ...
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Old 01 Nov 2009, 21:20
bart6767 bart6767 is offline
 
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Thanks very much this works well .
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Old 27 Nov 2009, 18:02
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boggseric boggseric is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Does this mod override the users adding styleid= to the url? One of the skins I'm using has a "Normal" button but the mobile device won't switch to the normal skin.

On my computer if I change to the mobile skin and click the normal button it does take me back to the normal skin.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01 Dec 2009, 01:27
HACKERS PAL HACKERS PAL is offline
 
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thanks buddy
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Old 09 Dec 2009, 15:45
aspen1018 aspen1018 is offline
 
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will this work on vb4?
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Old 09 Dec 2009, 15:48
aspen1018 aspen1018 is offline
 
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just tested it works great on 4.0

thanks
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Old 10 Dec 2009, 12:10
dutchbb dutchbb is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Problem/bug: iphone users can't change the style with automatic style assignment set to 'no' for them alone. How do I make the style chooser show for them?
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Old 10 Dec 2009, 21:18
dartho dartho is offline
 
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That's by design. It's meant to detect most devices, and then has the option of assigning alternative styles to a couple familys of phone (PDA/iPhone)

To get around this for iPhones, edit the Detect Mobile Device and Assign Style plugin and find


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and replace with


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 10 Dec 2009, 21:53
dutchbb dutchbb is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Well the mod allows me to disable the automatic style assignment for iphone, so wouldn't it be logical then to allow the user to select the style he wants on the iphone? That's why I thought it is a bug

But thanks I'll try that.

PS: also, when changing the style on the PC to your mobile skin, there is no quick style chooser to change it back to normal...
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