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Old 04-23-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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We're pleased to announce that we have launched a new smartphone view on the site. This version has been designed to have a cleaner look, to fit really nicely into mobile (iPhone, Android) browsers, and unlike most normal web based skins will also include features that are normally reserved for desktop or phone applications.

We built this as we realize you all spend more time today on your phones on the forum than you did 2 years ago, and we want to get the mobile view to a place where you can do everything (and more!) that you can do on desktop.

A few notes as I know you may have questions:

- This does not replace the current apps that you may have, such as any mobile apps. This is web-only.

- This new skin will only show when you access the site from a modern (Android 4+, iPhone) phone. It will not show for older phones or for tablets, blackberries or windows phones.

- Please give us some time as we work through bugs. Give it a try, give us feedback in our mobile thread url, and give it a chance. Every change needs time to get used to!​

- It only works for the forum section of the community.

If you visit the site from your mobile phone, you'll get the new view automatically. You can login, post, reply, upload photos, view your private messages and more. You can also use the legacy mobile view by choosing the top left menu and Exit Enhanced Mobile Mode.

The feedback thread for any bugs, etc, please post below.

**Please let use know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues.


For help using the smartphone viewer, please go here:
http://www.contractortalk.com/f130/u...viewer-190545/

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Old 04-23-2015, 12:09 PM   #2
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Thank goodness I found the option to go to old view.

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Thank goodness I found the option to go to old view.
Some people love it and some people hate it. It is simply an option for those who would like to have it.
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Sorry don't want to be negative but a couldn't handle the enhanced view. Missing to many visual features that I have from regular browser.
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Not a fan. I never am on here from a computer but it looks best from desktop version. If it ain't broke don't fix it type of deal.

Its not just here, all mobile views seem to be less then good.
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Looks like "Following" and "Participated" are the same thing, except "Following" allows you to see if there are new posts in the threads you are subscribed to?
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For those who prefer not to use mobile view, I included instruction at the end of the following thread for how to exit it. It remembers your preference for 30 days or until you clear your cache on your phone.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f130/u...viewer-190545/
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Unlike the old version, the new one works for me!
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For those who prefer not to use mobile view, I included instruction at the end of the following thread for how to exit it. It remembers your preference for 30 days or until you clear your cache on your phone.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f130/u...viewer-190545/
And that's what T's me off the most. It keeps coming back. I'd rather have it set as the normal site for default, not the app. Takes long to load and that breathing loading indicator is annoying. How can the full site load 3x faster?
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I said old site and it has kept that preference. I really really like being able to just hit a link for new posts. That is the only way I really use the site. If that was front and center I don't think I would care about anything else.
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The only thing I don't like about the desktop version is having to move the screen left and right to read but that's common. I opted to use desktop because the design for use is way ahead of the mobile version. Maybe Working On ease of use would change me. And, it's really slow. Don't give up though
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Thank goodness I found the option to go to old view.
Me too. Unfortunately it will only remember that preference for 30 days.

I am on many forums, and have been for years. I have exclusively used my phone for access for about 5 years. I dislike pretty much every mobile theme I have seen on any of the forums.
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Okay, I've been going 'round and 'round trying to find the contractortalk.com viewer for i-phone 4s.

When I log on to contractor talk on my phone, the desktop version comes up, the "view" app doesn't automatically come up.
I know I had it before on this phone, after I inadvertently deleted Nathan's Contractortalk, and I was Ok with that.

I only have IOS-8 so tappatalk is out.
I can't find contractortalk view on apple app store, so where the heck is it.

What's a contractor to do?

I liked the way you could post pictures and whatnot on that app and
look at your current threads and so forth.

I wasn't being disparaging, Cricket, on the "Contractor Talk IOS app" thread, I just wanted to know how to get something on my "old" phone.

HELP!

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There may be a link at the bottom of the page that says "use enhanced mobile view". If so, click it. If not, see below.

For Chrome users (on your phone) from the forum page, click the 3 vertical dots near the upper right-hand corner. A drop-down menu will come up. Click on "request mobile site". It will then switch to mobile view.

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This is the main forum page:
http://www.contractortalk.com/forum.php
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No, nothing like that.

I typed in exactly what you have written, the full address.
A message comes up that it has moved "here", with here in blue.
I click on "here" and "Home>>Members List >>Most Active", comes up.

I have Apple phone with Safari. Only full desktop version of site comes up.
No "use enhanced mobile view"
Nothing at bottom of page.

Nothing at all like the page with the 3 dots.


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Have you already tried clearing your cache?
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Please accept my apologies for not realizing this sooner.

It looks like the iPhone 4 is not supported for our enhanced mobile view, so it doesn't pick it up. Your other option then is Tapatalk. Sorry!

Added Note: It looks like 4s still was supported (so long as it is iOS 8 or greater), but regular 4 is not. 5 & 5s still supported and everything newer.

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