More than 10 posts on Mefi Mobile April 22, 2008 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Mefi Mobile Pony: Can we get more than 10 posts on mobile.metafilter.com?

I know mobile.mefi is intended for the iPhone, but it's been working great on my Sony Clie UX50 with Opera Mini. It would be really great if we could see more than the first 10 posts though - would that be difficult to implement? (FWIW, the regular version of Mefi displays fine on my device, but the mobile version feels a bit nicer on the small screen, and loads quicker too).
posted by pravit to Feature Requests at 2:13 PM (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

To be specific, I was thinking of something like "See next 10 posts", "See previous 10 posts" on the bottom of the page.
posted by pravit at 2:14 PM on April 22, 2008


Also, can we get an activity page and clickable usernames?
posted by anotherpanacea at 2:20 PM on April 22, 2008


Holy crap, how long has that been there? It looks way better on my Windows Mobile phone than loading Metafilter via the Google Mobilizer, which is what I had been doing.
posted by LarryC at 2:44 PM on April 22, 2008


Also, flying sandwiches. And a unicorn that poops gold. Also, mobile should be able to post img tags.

Nah, that last one is taking it too far.
posted by Plutor at 2:44 PM on April 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I want my unicorn to poop flying sandwiches.
posted by dersins at 2:55 PM on April 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


It looks way better on my Windows Mobile phone

Why not use Opera Mobile instead of Opera Mini?
posted by meehawl at 2:55 PM on April 22, 2008


Holy crap, how long has that been there?

LarryC: Three months.

posted by mumkin at 3:32 PM on April 22, 2008


I stopped using MeFi Mobile on iPhone and switched to the slow-loading full site version because Mobile was so limiting and there was no pass through to the site. Plus, I can't even favorite something to return to it later when I have more bandwidth and screen to work with.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:09 PM on April 22, 2008


I only use it in super-low bandwidth situations, since you can't post or favourite on it. But it's a nice proof of concept.
posted by bonaldi at 4:40 PM on April 22, 2008


It also works well on the built-in Symbian S60 browser on my Nokia E62, if that helps and/or provides incentive.
posted by blacklite at 5:05 PM on April 22, 2008


Metafilter looks great on iPhone. :-/
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:49 PM on April 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


blacklite: "It also works well on the built-in Symbian S60 browser on my Nokia E62, if that helps and/or provides incentive."

Sadly, the Symbian S60 browser is a steaming pile of (non-unicorn) crap. This is the only case where I would suggest installing Opera.
N95 right here, yes yes.
posted by Plutor at 4:37 AM on April 23, 2008


You know, I think you're right, except my E62 seems to run Opera slower than the built-in browser. I blame the fact that the E62 is the sad, underpowered stepchild of the current E-* family; my Nokia-obsessed friend has an E61 and looks at me weird when I use the built-in browser too. I guess I should give Opera another try, though.
posted by blacklite at 4:57 AM on April 23, 2008


Can I ride your pony?

What about creating mobile versions for each subsite:

mobile.metafilter.com for the blue
mobile.metatalk.metafilter.com for the grey
mobile.ask.metafilter.com for the green
posted by grateful at 6:26 AM on April 23, 2008


And a comment box! Sweet lord, a comment box!

Please :)
posted by mkultra at 7:22 AM on April 23, 2008


I can't get it to work on my Windows Mobile 5 supersmart phone, and I am BEREFT, I TELL YOU.
posted by scrump at 7:53 AM on April 23, 2008


Pocket IE is probably the worst thing ever. Though, last I heard, there was a team being staffed to make it suck less. I wouldn't hold your breath though. I have seen the light, and it is webkit.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:58 AM on April 23, 2008


I love that music.mefi works there. This site rocks!
posted by aburd at 7:02 PM on April 23, 2008


But yeah, a "next 10 posts" button would be nice.
posted by aburd at 7:02 PM on April 23, 2008


What about creating mobile versions for each subsite:

Technically, the mobile version already does that, doesn't it? You just go to mobile.metafilter.com and then click on Metafilter, Ask Metafilter, Metatak, etc.

I guess it would save one pageload to have direct mobile links for each site.

Opera Mini handles the non-mobile version of the site pretty well, but the indents between the main post and the comments on it make the text scroll off the screen.
posted by pravit at 7:30 PM on April 23, 2008


Using 4.1 of Opera Mini on a WM6 device, if the column aligns at the top, when you scroll down to the indented sections it scrolls over to the right slightly to realign it all for you. Is it not doing that for you, pravit?

That said, I now use Opera Mobile 9.5b to view the site, which doesn't automatically scroll to the right, but does realign the column if you double tap on it...
posted by benzo8 at 2:17 PM on April 24, 2008


it scrolls over to the right slightly to realign it all for you. Is it not doing that for you, pravit?
I wish. I have a PalmOS device, though, and my version of Opera Mini is slightly nonstandard (it's actualy 4.0.9.something or other).
posted by pravit at 4:43 PM on April 24, 2008


Hmm. Actually, it snaps to the indented sections when I scroll down by dragging the screen with the stylus, but not when I hit the pageup/pagedown keys. Weird.
posted by pravit at 5:08 PM on April 24, 2008


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