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TechSpot goes mobile! Check it out at m.techspot.com

By Julio Franco ยท 27 replies
Mar 4, 2011
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  1. TechSpot's mobile site is making its debut today with a feature-packed and yet lightweight design that especially caters to users on the go. The mobile site integrates all our main sections including news, reviews, guides and the forum, with full commenting capabilities. TechSpot Mobile can be accessed at:

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  2. nik11105

    nik11105 TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    Now thats what i'm going to do in school!!!!!! :)
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,689   +422

    Looks good guys, done a quick test in Android 2.2 webkit browser. Will try opera mobile and firefox ones later ;)
  4. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 380   +48

    Nice, works pretty good so far on my HTC EVO.
  5. i really wish theres a techspot app for iphone. it would be much easier.
  6. Jos

    Jos TS Evangelist Posts: 3,073   +97

    Great work, Mario!

    @Guest - try adding it to the homescreen. It's not the same but it makes accessing TechSpot Mobile much more convenient.
  7. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 164   +8

    @Jos: Yup I completely agree, its almost the same as an app. The first thing I have noticed is that its definitely optimized, it loads instantly on Wifi and 3G on my Motorola Droid 2 with the stock Android 2.2 browser.

    @Mario Estrada: Mario, one professional to another, I would make the Title text for the tiles in the scroll box that appears on top (of the homepage) a little smaller. The "Featured Article" text is fine, but the title text is way bigger, at least in this browser, its atleast 4 pt or px bigger than "Featured Article" and currently only accommodates 4-5 words.
  8. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 249   +14

    After i got my internet blocked at the office because of corporate policies, I bought an iPhone to stay in touch with my tech news, which In other words means Techspot! So thanks! This should ease up my life when navigating through the site!
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,484   +1,288

    wow! its properly optimised! on the 3G Orange network in the UK with 3 bars on my iPhon 3GS and it loads instantly using the built-in Safari Browser. and so far very impressed :)
  10. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    nice job, but what's with the double headlines on the main page?
    Windows Mobile 6.1
  11. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 866   +73

    Nice work but unable to view comments section in windows phone 7 HTC hd7. Comments button activates but doesn't go anywhere useful.
  12. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 866   +73

    The "comments" button for each story on main page doesn't work as a link and the "load cimments" button in the story page refrhe page bur no comments appear. Aldo the load comments button is a strangely empty white with black border and twitter and Facebook buttons are the same. Formatting fail on wp7 :(

    However that main site looks sweet in the browser so until its fixed no harm :D
  13. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 866   +73

    Stupid wp7 touch keyboard spelling errors..
  14. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,161   +1,581

    like a certain Starcraft character said, "Hell it's about time."
  15. fraggleki

    fraggleki TS Rookie Posts: 17

    This is Perfect. i love it. Now its easier to view on iphone
  16. raul_bejarano

    raul_bejarano TS Rookie

    Looks really cool.. I'm using a Blackberry 9700 on OS6 and works fine.. Really fast page loading on 3G and Wifi.. Nice work
  17. bl4cksh4d0w

    bl4cksh4d0w TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I personally don't even bother using mobiles pages on my Evo, but its nice to know its there.
  18. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

    Glad everyone is enjoying the mobile site, there was some hard work put into it. The site should work great on modern WebKit browsers, and there will definitely be some more work to support other browser engines. This is the first release so please report any errors in the forums, thanks!

    @bl4cksh4d0w you should really try it and use it, it has almost the same functionality from the main site and it's very fast.
  19. Looks great on my iPhone 3GS! Cheers
  20. vandrade89

    vandrade89 TS Rookie

    I want an App for Android!
  21. veedubguy

    veedubguy TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Woohoo finally!
  22. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 846   +38

    Slight bug on Blackberry Curve 8900 (which I expected after reading the article). Can't view comments, and can't log in. But just for reading purposes, this is SO much better! Thanks. I'd try it on Opera for blackberry, but I HATE Opera for blackberry...
  23. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 8,214   +1,259

    As mentioned above, for those users requesting Apps, we might develop some down the line but if you currently add the site to your home screen, this will make accessing the site very fast and convenient. Not to mention the Mobile site in itself has some very app-like behaviors: various scrolling functions and loading more content on the fly.

    At this point the biggest priority will be put in fixing the load comment buttons and login on browser engines that don't support certain WebKit features that we used for this first public version.

    Thanks everyone for your feedback, and keep it coming :)
  24. Geniusguy

    Geniusguy TS Rookie

    I have been accessing this since monday and works great on my ios device, very beautifully done and really well optimized :)
  25. phillai

    phillai TS Enthusiast Posts: 53   +15

    Fantastic work! Please bring out an android or ios app as well, thanks!!

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