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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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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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  #361  
Old 15 Jan 2010, 18:12
SVTCobraLTD SVTCobraLTD is offline
 
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How can I give the option to choose the PC version of the site? Some users do not like the mobile version.
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Old 15 Jan 2010, 19:18
CR_TurboGuy CR_TurboGuy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
How can I give the option to choose the PC version of the site? Some users do not like the mobile version.
This is how I handled it on my forum:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=283

--JOsh
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 16:34
SVTCobraLTD SVTCobraLTD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CR_TurboGuy View Post
This is how I handled it on my forum:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=283

--JOsh
I did that. Now where do the user's change the settings? I went into my usercp while in mobile and do not see it anywhere.

Last edited by SVTCobraLTD; 16 Jan 2010 at 16:44.
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Old 31 Jan 2010, 22:25
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Does this work on vb4? i've installed it but doesn't work for users on phones
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 05:32
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Yo! Dartho! Down here!

Any plans on porting this jewel over to 4.0x? My users (namely the rich ones who have iPhones and Androids) are clamoring for the mobile style. Yet, vB sees the OS as a Desktop OS and gives 'em the default style for the site. This little jewel allows me to force those fancy mobile devices to the mobile style, which my mobile users prefer.
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Old 14 Feb 2010, 01:46
SVTCobraLTD SVTCobraLTD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
I did that. Now where do the user's change the settings? I went into my usercp while in mobile and do not see it anywhere.
Anyone?
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  #367  
Old 16 Feb 2010, 22:38
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Hi dartho, thanks for such a godsend suite of mobile goodness!
I am blind and the rest of this post was redundant - sorry about posting for help - the options were further up - my congratulations on great mods, support and attitude stand!
Will
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 05:11
Biker_GA Biker_GA is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
Anyone?
Did you read what this modification does?

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.
There is no option for users to change the style. This allows you, as the Administrator, to force a specific style for mobile users.
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 06:32
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Biker_GA View Post
Yo! Dartho! Down here!

Any plans on porting this jewel over to 4.0x? My users (namely the rich ones who have iPhones and Androids) are clamoring for the mobile style. Yet, vB sees the OS as a Desktop OS and gives 'em the default style for the site. This little jewel allows me to force those fancy mobile devices to the mobile style, which my mobile users prefer.
This version should work under 4.0 - i held of releasing it as I was hoping to get time to look at a few changes. If I were to release it now as a 4.0 product, it would be identical code
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Old 21 Feb 2010, 23:43
Biker_GA Biker_GA is offline
 
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Perfect! I'll give it a shot and report back if I run into any issues.
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Old 24 Feb 2010, 20:18
CR_TurboGuy CR_TurboGuy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SVTCobraLTD View Post
I did that. Now where do the user's change the settings? I went into my usercp while in mobile and do not see it anywhere.
You'll need to visit your user control panel from a normal browser once to set that preference.

--JOsh
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Old 12 Mar 2010, 04:33
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I added "Pre" to the custom definitions list. You asked us to report it here, so you here go
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Old 12 Mar 2010, 04:40
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Problem is, putting "Pre" in the custom definitions causes all "Presto" browsers to be detected as mobile.

Is there any other way? This is the Palm Pre's useragent:

Mozilla/5.0 (webOS/1.4.0; U; en-CA) AppleWebKit/532.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/1.0 Safari/532.2 Pre/1.0
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Old 12 Mar 2010, 04:41
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Hmm I'll try "WebOS"
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Old 02 Apr 2010, 13:14
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For those interested in fixing this so iPads don't see the mobile version of your site, find this bit of code and simply add "iPad" too it.

This of course assumes you are making an exception for iPhones already. It would be nice to have this as a separate setting.


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