Force mobile version of LDS.org on mobile devices like Android and iPhone

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dchris907
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Force mobile version of LDS.org on mobile devices like Android and iPhone

Postby dchris907 » Sun May 13, 2012 12:19 pm

My iPhone keeps getting served up the full version of LDS.org and I find it nearly unusable on the small screen, the maps and locator functions in particular. Is there a link one can use to force a mobile version to load?

Even a visually impaired, screen reader link that is sans eye candy would work better on my mobile device with its metered data plan and small screen.

Thank you.

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Postby aebrown » Sun May 13, 2012 12:48 pm

dchris907 wrote:My iPhone keeps getting served up the full version of LDS.org and I find it nearly unusable on the small screen, the maps and locator functions in particular. Is there a link one can use to force a mobile version to load?

Even a visually impaired, screen reader link that is sans eye candy would work better on my mobile device with its metered data plan and small screen.


There is currently no version of LDS.org designed for small screens. Unfortunately it's not as simple as providing a link. So on a mobile device your only option now is to adjust the zoom and do a lot of scrolling.
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Postby barkeraj » Wed May 16, 2012 10:14 am

As aebrown said, we don't currently have a mobile website. You can understand that with such a huge site, that's not something that can be created overnight. There is lots of complexity across our thousands of pages.

That being said, we are trying hard to have all new stuff be more mobile friendly (see biblevideos.org and member-news). We will slowly chip away at existing sections as well. Mobile is a very hot topic here. Please be patient with us :)
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