Pouet.net mobile app?

category: offtopic [glöplog]
Go in your pouet user settings > decrease amount of stuff shown in each page > done \o/
Gloom, thats why i argue in favor of a mobile webdesign

But.. I like the default pouet on the desktop, I would like a reduced mobile friendly version on my phone.
added on the 2011-12-30 07:45:48 by xeron xeron
xeron, create a "mobilexeron" account on pouet? :)
rasmus: since I work in mobile I tend to always ask what the app is going to actually DO when people say "We should make an app!" - 15 minutes later, most app projects are canceled.
added on the 2011-12-30 09:24:44 by gloom gloom
Its simple.. visit "www.theregister.co.uk" on your desktop. Then, visit "m.theregister.co.uk" on your phone.

Thats the kind of thing i'd like for pouet...
added on the 2011-12-30 09:33:24 by xeron xeron
pouet.net-->mobile end device detection/redirection with appropriate settings/layout (using WURFL or whatnot, I know it's not working 100%)-->done

or: mobile.pouet.net-->done

or: both
added on the 2011-12-30 10:18:12 by raer raer
You are right. I contacted the developers and they confirmed: JQuery Mobile is made for desktop browsers running full screen in 1080p HD resolution, mouse handling only!

Hee hee, I see what you did there.

Yes, it has "mobile" as a suffix and yes, it does it utmost to emulate a touch-based native UI. But it's hardly a light-weight solution, requiring jQuery and all...

It's pretty nice for a self-contained webapp, but for a website like pouet, for a mobile scenario at that? I'd think twice before implementing it.
added on the 2011-12-30 13:59:41 by Shifter Shifter
So, basically just a separate CSS if the site is viewed from a mobile phone? Easy.
added on the 2011-12-30 14:25:36 by gloom gloom
gloom: A dumbed-down, slicker page layout to got with that would be preferable. That new layout posted a couple of times before is better, but a lot of the stuff on the homepage is probably not useful for a mobile user.
added on the 2011-12-30 14:31:10 by Shifter Shifter
What would you need? Oneliner, news, BBS, latest added/released prods, maybe top of the month and search, all customizable in account->custom->mobilelobsteristic over 9000
added on the 2011-12-30 14:50:27 by raer raer
Experience has it that the use case between desktop and mobile will be different, even for the same user -I fear for yet another account.php -mobile settings :)
added on the 2011-12-30 14:55:17 by Shifter Shifter
I think, pouet.net could be easily converted. Just take the title of the "boxes" from the main page as menu entries and the content of the boxes as second pages and so forth.

Making a native mobile app of pouet.net is wasted energy. Keep the logic on the server, just create a different HTML interface for mobile phones, so its easy to handle with the pizza infested fingers.
added on the 2011-12-30 14:58:10 by Salinga Salinga
Shifter: it could indeed save on both transfer and rendering-time with minimal effort, yeah.
added on the 2011-12-30 15:21:08 by gloom gloom
are we talking about the same thing? I suggest mobile.pouet.net uses (a different layout, but also) a different set of customizable settings per account. The mobile default would be to have a reduced set of main page blocks (Oneliner, news, BBS, latest added/released prods, maybe top of the month and search).
added on the 2011-12-30 15:28:26 by raer raer
If anyone is seriously going to do a mobile version of the site, I have 1 request: embed any youtube videos in the prod page. On the desktop it might be a controversial move, on mobile it's a seriously huge feature.
added on the 2011-12-30 16:13:26 by psonice psonice
are we talking about the same thing?

It would appear we do! :)

psionice: that's actually a really good feature request!
added on the 2011-12-30 16:41:14 by Shifter Shifter
Oh come on, just roll the mobile site yourself already. Just talk to the Pouet API and off you go.
added on the 2011-12-30 17:26:28 by skrebbel skrebbel
(talk to gargaj for an API key)
added on the 2011-12-30 17:26:41 by skrebbel skrebbel
the pouet2.0 basecode i wrote has pretty good support for multiple layouts and all that, as well as the index page being entirely plug-and-render.

the reason it's so far behind still is because the database is broken as shit, and worst of all it relies way too heavily on SceneID, which itself suffers from the same problem.

i made a 2.0 version of sceneid quite some time ago which makes the functionality more streamlined and easier to maintain, but we never got to test it because we agreed with knos that he'd do some testing, then a week later he quit scene.org, so that sorta died there and the whole db collaction/charset setup is so intricately shit that i didnt dare to touch it alone. (and there's another hilaaaaaaaarious issue which i best not mention in public.) the way i see it, conversion of pouet from 1.0 to 2.0 will need at least a day of downtime to convert the db anyway.

bottom line is this - converting pouet to 2.0 has to start with updating sceneid to 2.0, utf8, all that crap. scene.org currently has one webcoder: me. i talked to ziphoid about it at KG _last_ year and he was adamant that he'd help, but that also sorta died. so if there's anyone who's 1) willing 2) capable and 3) persistent enough to help with testing this crap (sceneid, not pouet) out, it might get some gears rolling.

i apologize that there hasn't been much progress about this as there should've, but you gotta understand that pouet is way too fucking big to break, and sceneid is the rest of the iceberg.
added on the 2011-12-30 17:47:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
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added on the 2011-12-30 17:52:20 by Maali Maali
note that by testing i didn't mean via an interface. i meant writing php code that uses the API attempts to break it.
added on the 2011-12-30 17:53:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj: I'm still very much interested in helping out, so let's do it! :P
added on the 2011-12-30 17:59:41 by Ziphoid Ziphoid
Gargaj, I had no idea we talked about the sceneid testing this close to my decision to resign. I did not mean to do any harm here, please accept my apology.
added on the 2011-12-30 18:38:16 by _-_-__ _-_-__
knos: i wasn't implying anything, but it did happen weirdly close enough, so i was wondering if it was a statement about my code quality :D
added on the 2011-12-30 18:59:00 by Gargaj Gargaj