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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: 956
Released: 17 Mar 2008 Last Update: 17 Mar 2008 Downloads: 4167
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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 17 Mar 2008, 02:53
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I'll give it a shot... thank you very much!
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 03:00
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I just tested this as much as I could with the iPhone and it works awesome!

Very well done!

Nominated too!
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 03:14
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Great

5 stars and nominated also.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 03:19
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Well I may have a little issue... it seems I can't change skins now on Firefox or IE7.

any ideas? www.exactservers.com is the test site.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 03:29
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Ok, I had to include Firefox and IE in the excluded list at the bottom in order to change skins from the default now.

I'm not sure this is a good thing as there are many browsers and I'm not sure the proper name for all of them to insert here?

would IE7 be just like that? what about IE6?

Edit... I was able to turn off :user defined detection" and now it works perfect.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 03:30
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G'day R1lover,

This add-on Forces the style on visitors - with this installed and enabled users of mobile devices are no longer able to select their own styles.

It should not affect people browsing from a PC - only mobile devices - and you should need to add exclusions for browsers such as INternet Explorer or Firefox etc.

If this is a bug introduced in the porting from 3.6 to 3.7 I'd be interested in following up to make sure it's working as designed.

Thanks
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 03:31
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
[Edit: Just read your followup post - replying now]

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Hello, thank you.... I was able to turn off the user defined option I listed above and it works perfect.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 03:38
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Excellent, happy to hear it's working as it should!

User defined is for if you find a user with a mobile device which is not detected by this addon - you can then check their user-agent string and add it into the user defined list. If this does happen, you can let me know here and I will update the add-on accordingly.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 06:46
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Dartho,

What are the differences in this version and the one of 3.6.8 ?
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 07:37
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Very little really this release includes a couple display enhancements in the AdminCP (you don't need to know the styleid number now, it provides a drop down of installed styles). and there is extra catching of mobile devices which is quite possibly redundant, but included none-the-less.

Mostly released as people asked for a 3.7 version and they likely feel more comfortable knowing it was written under vBulletin 3.7
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 08:17
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Thank you my friend and of course when I have 3.7 I will install it for sure.

Also I think I will need a new mobile template for 3.7, right ?
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 18:07
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I like this alot but I need to find some better styles for pda and other devices.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 18:15
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really interesting hack ...
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 20:39
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I'm going to make a SEO friendly google skin, but what would i need to enter to make sure google is reading this skin, rather then the user default?

thanks for the awesome idea
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