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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: 4189
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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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Old 11 May 2008, 21:02
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Originally Posted by gopherhockey View Post
Installed... all looks good until I go to hit submit on a reply to a thread and I get:

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing or mismatched.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you receved this error.

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Using Windows Mobile 6 on a Sprint Touch device.
Ahhh.. I did the <input type="hidden" name="securitytoken" value="$bbuserinfo[securitytoken]" /> thing and it worked. Thought maybe the 3.7 version would have that in there already.
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Old 11 May 2008, 21:16
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This is super cool. Instantly my favorite mod. Nice job!

Don't know why they couldn't have done this type of thing built-in... they are too busy making forums into facebook software and not concentrating on functionality of a real forum system I guess.

Oh well, thats what vbulletin.org is for!
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Old 11 May 2008, 23:23
dartho dartho is offline
 
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This has just been fixed in the mobile style ...
Originally Posted by gopherhockey View Post
Installed... all looks good until I go to hit submit on a reply to a thread and I get:

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing or mismatched.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you receved this error.

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Using Windows Mobile 6 on a Sprint Touch device.
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Old 14 May 2008, 14:31
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Ok, so using this for a few days now I have noticed a few things:

First, it only works when you are logged into the forums. Is this normal?

Second, I have not had anyone but myself see this work. (I am an adminstrator). Blackberry devices, other mobile 6 or even mobile 5 devices - so far it only works for me.

My guess is I'm missing some security setting that allows this to work for people?

On my forums, I do not allow people to select other styles. We have one default style, thats it. This mobile style I thought can be "forced" but do you need special user or group rights to have this work?

Sure enough, if I log into a test user on my phone this does not work...

I do have the setting in vb "Allow users to change styles" set to no.
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Old 14 May 2008, 14:57
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I believe I have fixed my issue. While I have the forums set to not allow users to change their styles, I did not click the checkbox on the mobile style when I installed it, allowing users to actually use it.

Apparently with this unchecked the admin can select it, but nobody else can. This must be checked and does not get checked by default when installed (at least it didn't for me)
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Old 15 May 2008, 07:53
ANGELO2K8 ANGELO2K8 is offline
 
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Is there any way this hack can force a custom text message in the users sig saying he/she is posting from a mobile device?

I noticed they do this at the blackberry forums. It would be a good addition to this hack.
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Old 15 May 2008, 11:29
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I'm sure a plugin could be written to do this, but not sure how myself ...
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Old 15 May 2008, 20:18
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i know there's one you can get and integrate with vb howardsforum is using one let me try to find the proper name

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...w.howardforums
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Old 20 May 2008, 22:58
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Just what I needed!! Thanks, I'll be testing this all the time.
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Old 21 May 2008, 08:37
verino verino is offline
 
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Thank's and installed.

Just need to test it with my friends
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Old 23 May 2008, 10:35
Robert Waanders Robert Waanders is offline
 
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Installed it on my forum, works great! Thanks for all of your effort.

Robert
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Old 24 May 2008, 01:55
verino verino is offline
 
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Originally Posted by gopherhockey View Post
Installed... all looks good until I go to hit submit on a reply to a thread and I get:

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing or mismatched.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you receved this error.

----

Using Windows Mobile 6 on a Sprint Touch device.
Got the same problem. Any idea ?
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Old 24 May 2008, 02:27
dartho dartho is offline
 
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That wouldn't be to do with this add-on, it would be caused by the style you are using - check the styles threads for updates...
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Old 24 May 2008, 06:08
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
That wouldn't be to do with this add-on, it would be caused by the style you are using - check the styles threads for updates...
Yeah, that make sense.

I'll check for update, thank's a lot.
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Old 14 Jun 2008, 16:14
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Installed and Marked! Excellent!
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