If DBT sells a mobile skin, do you want to buy it ?


  • Total voters
    9
#1
I hope DB Staff will make vbulletin mobile skin.

This far i only know 2 mobile skins that exist on vb world :

  • Default vb mobile skin.
    Cons :
    • very heavy for mobile connection. Too "fancy", not suitable for mobile connection. Some people have very slow mobile connection so they need very minimal page design.
    • some things don't work, for example : can't give reputation, infraction (as far as i remember)
  • Dartho's lightweightmobile skin.
    Pros :
    • very light. So slow connection can access this.

    Cons :
    • Not all things are working, for example : no registration page, can't delete PM, etc.

I've tried both and this far i use Dartho's even though it is not perfect (see its cons), because it is lighter.

If dbtech makes a skin that :
  • Lightweight
  • Very minimal UI (no fancy things such as jquery)
  • Makes everything working (registration, etc)

You will lead mobile skin world :RpS_thumbsup:
The market is very big.. Everyone (ok, most people :D) need mobile skin.
 
#2
That really is something worth having, excellent mobile skin, with DBTech class of support, that supports moderation, quotes in PMs and many other things, but still very light.
 
#3
That really is something worth having, excellent mobile skin, with DBTech class of support, that supports moderation, quotes in PMs and many other things, but still very light.
it's true. shocking that vb4 has very minimal custom mobile skin being sold. believe me i've tried to search on google and found none :)
 
#5
Yes, please. Pretty please.

Dartho's is fine, but it's almost too light. Hell, my phone almost has as high an internet connection as my desktop does. I don't need a mobile skin that's so scaled down it loses function (no ability to insert links or pictures? Come on.)

I can't get people to download Tapatalk. Which is fine on one hand since it loses functionality with DBTech mods (Like/Dislike, Gallery, etc.)

We need a skin that is compatible with mobile device screens and retains functionality of the site. It's more of a formatting issue than an internet speed issue.

For the love of all things good and gracious, someone make this happen.
 
#6
It isn't hard to add reputation and other things into the mobile skin. I have it on mine, if I could put it into a plugin I would post it on .prg. Basically just create the templets needed and copy them from the full site version. Change some css and you have your features. You can do this with some mods as well, for instance I have the 8wayrun media mod running on mobile.
 
#7
It isn't hard to add reputation and other things into the mobile skin. I have it on mine, if I could put it into a plugin I would post it on .prg. Basically just create the templets needed and copy them from the full site version. Change some css and you have your features. You can do this with some mods as well, for instance I have the 8wayrun media mod running on mobile.
well not all VB users are tech savy and able to do template edit :)
dartho's has some missing parts such as incomplete usercp menu, can not delete private message, no registration page, and some other things that i forget.
 
#8
I believe it would be in DBTech's interest for a solid-working theme that can be used for mobile users. The more folks I have that switch to Tapatalk, the less need I have to purchase Tapatalk-incompatible modifications. Which is too bad, not only for DBTech, but for me, too, because a good mobile-friendly theme plus a site with DBTech mods would beat Tapatalk any day.
 

Decado

Owner
Customer
#9
It's trickier than people realize to make a good mobile style. Choosing where to retain functionality vs speed is a thankless task that will get more curses and complaints than anything.

It's not on the to do list at the moment, but if there's enough demand that might change :)
 
#12
PC sales are in the toilet, and everywhere I turn, people are staring at their phones. And people are willing to shell out $3 to Tapatalk so they don't have to visit my site with a desktop skin.

That's my evidence of demand. It's a mobile world, fellas.


A DBTech mobile skin with an "Activate in DBTech Mobile Skin?" option for DBTech modifications is my dream.
 
#13
Sorry, I haven't noticed this pole.
To Decado, Belazor and other dbtech staffs,
believe me, it will be a big blessing to vbulletin world if you can make a mobile theme or mobile version mods. Although only 3 people voted for it, but I am sure most of the vbulletin admins dream it, no matter either they buy it or wait to get a nullified script.

I had started with nullified script of dbtech but now I am using all paid and licnesed mod.

So, I wish dbtech will consider something on this.
 
#14
Maybe Tapatalk is a solution for some boards.
But for some other boards, tapatalk is not the solution, such as :
  • heavily modified boards that use various addons to enrich user exp (imagine a forum with heavily used vb plaza, thanks hack, etc). these features are not usable on tapatalk as far as i know.
  • adult boards (as far as i know they are not allowed to be listed on tapatalk).
 
#15
It isn't hard to add reputation and other things into the mobile skin. I have it on mine, if I could put it into a plugin I would post it on .prg. Basically just create the templets needed and copy them from the full site version. Change some css and you have your features. You can do this with some mods as well, for instance I have the 8wayrun media mod running on mobile.
please do, ive been trying for 4 years to get thanks/likes on my dartho mobile version lol
 
#16
The amount of mobile traffic on my site is close to eclipsing non-mobile and continues to grow, so I would be very interested in this if it was ever developed. I might even pay for it to be developed.
 
#17
I too am seeing a significant increase in mobile traffic on my forums. Currently it represents around 1/3 of all traffic, and it seems to be increasing every month, so I would not be surprised if it surpasses desktop traffic sometime next year.

Thus the mobile style is getting very important. Unfortunately, though better than nothing, the default mobile style (which I'm using at the moment) is far from optimal. Lacking many features (there isn't even a contact form).

Speed is not my greatest concern as modern mobile devices and connections are getting faster, but the lack of features/functionality on the mobile platform is becoming a big problem.

I would gladly pay for a better mobile style (not really interested in the app that vbulletin produce, I want a good mobile experience for everyone visiting my sites), and I think this could be something where DragonByte could really shine, and something that could extend the life of vBulletin (4) significantly. Currently the lacklustre mobile support is to me the platform's biggest downfall.
 
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