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Mobile Phone / iPhone / PDA Detection and Style Assignment
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (10 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 301
Released: 28 Oct 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2040
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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.

Release Information
1.0.1 Initial release for 3.8 ported over from 3.7 version

THIS IS IDENTICAL CODE TO THE 3.7 RELEASE!

I only re-released as soooo many people ask the question "is this OK for 3.8" You do not need to upgrade if you already have installed! However - should there be any changes in the future, it will likely happen here.

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 & 3.8 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.

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Old 26 Apr 2010, 21:35
el-q6ri el-q6ri is offline
 
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for me its not working with 385
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 06:46
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Originally Posted by el-q6ri View Post
for me its not working with 385
Just using this mod will not make any difference unless you are setting a mobile style that people using a mobile device will see, i'm using 3.8.5 with no problems, heres my mobile view http://www.thecodecage.com/forumz/index.php?styleid=19 and my normal view http://www.thecodecage.com/forumz/index.php?styleid=9 people viewing my site via mobile cannot view the normal view as the style is set.

Check out Dartho's two other threads http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=229241 and http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=229238 with these other things in place you will have no problem
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 09:46
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I already have them and was using the 3.7 and it was working ok then after the upgrade to 385 I couldent get it to work ?

I will try to reinstall the style
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 14:54
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Dartho, i have a problem in as much as ANY opera browser is seen as mobile im using the desktop version of Opera 10.52, is there anyway to detect whether its desktop or PC?
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 22:46
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mm... Try adding "Windows NT" to the exclusions section?

You could of course add "opera" to this section, but then all the opera mobiles wouldn't get picked up.

Just don't add any strings with commas for slashes
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 05:56
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
mm... Try adding "Windows NT" to the exclusions section?

You could of course add "opera" to this section, but then all the opera mobiles wouldn't get picked up.

Just don't add any strings with commas for slashes
Thanks, that seems to have done the trick for now, i will post back any other bugs found.
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 10:52
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Hello... one question...

I have installed this mod.. but...
If i go on my forum with the iphone style it's ok... if I click on "NORMAL VERISION" I view the default style and:
the align's forum isn't perfect and the zoom on the iphone is disabilited...

If i view my forum with default style in the Iphone with this mod disabilited.. it's all ok...
Why???Solution???
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 11:07
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If this mod is installed, you sholdn't be able to view the default style from a mobile device? That aside, I have no idea! a URL may help?
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Old 02 May 2010, 06:29
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hey is this working with vb4?
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Old 02 May 2010, 07:40
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yep
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Old 03 May 2010, 18:14
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Did it's work for Vb 4.0 ?
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Old 03 May 2010, 18:15
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Sorry I didn't last post before me .. thanks.
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Old 08 May 2010, 17:36
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Dartho, i seem to have a problem, i've been losing visibility in Google and no longer appeared on page one, when i checked it seems google were picking up the mobile style rather than the main style?

I've disabled this for now could you shed any light on it?
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Old 08 May 2010, 21:56
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I know google crawlers present themselves as desktop and mobile devices and would as such trigger this add-on. I wouldn;t think it would dilute your google presence as the same content is being presented.

I actually have "google" as one of my custom strings so that google always gets the mobile style - it saves me many, mnay gigabytes of bandwidth a month (although google does also hide itself sometimes too)
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Old 09 May 2010, 09:10
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Thanks for replying, i'll take a look at the mobile style, maybe it's something i'm missing or haven't done.

Interesting take on setting google etc as a custom string (can you show me how to do that?) would it be possible to have all spiders from the vbulletin spiders.xml to get the mobile style? and would the spiders still pick up the same content?, as with your styles you only see the link and no text until you click through the link.

Probably not explaining myself well but hope you get what i mean.
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