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MacRumors
Jan 3, 2004, 03:27 PM
MacRumors now offers two 'on the go' versions of the main news page.

http://wap.macrumors.com offers a WAP/WML based version of the most recent stories for your WAP-enabled cellular phone. Any internal MacRumors.com links in these stories now link to their WAP-equivalents and are denoted by (WAP), so that cell phone users may browse referenced MacRumors stories with ease.

http://mobile.macrumors.com offers a lite version of MacRumors designed for Palms/Windows CE/etc... (and of course any prototype Apple PDAs that may be floating around out there). Again, any internal MacRumors links in this area link to their mobile equivalents.

Powerbook G5
Jan 3, 2004, 03:29 PM
Any prototype Apple PDAs floating around? Looks like eye just got a slap in the face with this one...

voicegy
Jan 3, 2004, 03:33 PM
Yes!! I'll finally be in touch 'on the go' with MacRumors on my iWalk! <shhhhh!>

k2k koos
Jan 3, 2004, 03:33 PM
Now that's what I call service!!

I asume these services will be in full swing during the MWSF too??

Keep it up, any more surprises in 2004, or are you keeping them secret until the 6th....


;)

pyrotoaster
Jan 3, 2004, 03:34 PM
Cool, arn.
Maybe I should've gotten that 1 meg data plan for my new phone... ;)

arn
Jan 3, 2004, 03:58 PM
sorry... no the mobile and wap versions will not be updated for the keynote.

mobile users can hit the regular macrumors page which will be a 'lite' version anyhow during the keynote.

arn

Fofer
Jan 3, 2004, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by pyrotoaster
Cool, arn.
Maybe I should've gotten that 1 meg data plan for my new phone... ;)

And I'm glad I have UNLIMITED data on my new phone! ;)

g4pismo
Jan 3, 2004, 04:12 PM
what timing.. I got an ipaq for xmas!! .. now I dont need to lug my pismo into the .. uh.. you know ;-) .. who is better than Arn???

Freg3000
Jan 3, 2004, 04:17 PM
Oh God. i just did it....and it worked. Now i can check MacRumors anywhere!!! Too bad about the keynote. Regardless, this is so cool.

Phone.jpg (http://homepage.mac.com/freg3000/phone.jpg)

alset
Jan 3, 2004, 04:42 PM
I can't believe the level of expansion MR has seen over the past year. Good work, Arn.

Dan

MoparShaha
Jan 3, 2004, 04:44 PM
This is great. Accessing the site on my cell phone used to be a pain. The new WAP site is fantastic!

edesignuk
Jan 3, 2004, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Freg3000
Phone.jpg (http://homepage.mac.com/freg3000/phone.jpg)
Still looking for that focus button huh? :eek: ;) :D

ITR 81
Jan 3, 2004, 04:46 PM
All news sites should have this.

unsigned
Jan 3, 2004, 04:55 PM
You can still check the keynote on your cell.. I have been checking macrumors.com on my T-68i for the past 10 days while on vacation. It's easy, using google's wap gateway:

http://www.466453.com

which lets you enter search queries by simply using the number equivalent of your search term. Enter

622786677 to search for
macrumors

If you bookmark that, you can update it even when it switches to low-bandwidth version. See screenshot, attached.

Doctor Q
Jan 3, 2004, 04:59 PM
Another nice improvement! I see the links to http://mobile.macrumors.com and http://wap.macrumors.com at the bottom of the three main pages.

Hey arn, haven't you reached the limit of time and effort you can put into this site!!?? MacRumors, forums, daily polls, Buyer's Guide, MacBytes, DailyTunes, new design, software updates, and now WAP and mobile? Will your expansion projects never end?

beatle888
Jan 3, 2004, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Freg3000
Oh God. i just did it....and it worked. Now i can check MacRumors anywhere!!! Too bad about the keynote. Regardless, this is so cool.

Phone.jpg (http://homepage.mac.com/freg3000/phone.jpg)


arn said that the main site will be switched over to its low bandwidth version during the keynote, so you should be able to use your mobile devices to access keynote info just fine through the main page.

Freg3000
Jan 3, 2004, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by edesignuk
Still looking for that focus button huh? :eek: ;) :D

I am such a digicam novice. Point and shoot just doesn't work for me. That pic was the best of 5. :rolleyes: I try.

Dippo
Jan 3, 2004, 05:34 PM
I guess I will have to get internet access for my cell phone.

All I do online is read MacRumors...

Longey Nowze
Jan 3, 2004, 05:39 PM
great work!!!

THANKS A LOT!
MaT

Photorun
Jan 3, 2004, 06:12 PM
Neat-o! Macrumors just keeps on getting better by the moment!

mike czech
Jan 3, 2004, 06:41 PM
Thanks Arn!!!

The mobile site works great on my T-Mobile Sidekick!!

mac15
Jan 3, 2004, 08:01 PM
Yay its about time :)

iomar
Jan 3, 2004, 08:52 PM
Now I hope to see a PDA from Apple!

JoeMacDaddy
Jan 3, 2004, 08:54 PM
Arn,

Thank you for the hard work. It looks and works great on my Treo 270 on T-Mobile's GPRS. Good job! Kudos.

greenstork
Jan 3, 2004, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by arn
sorry... no the mobile and wap versions will not be updated for the keynote.

mobile users can hit the regular macrumors page which will be a 'lite' version anyhow during the keynote.

arn

Say arn, doesn't the new XHTML/CSS format decrease your bandwidth load. How come you can't keep the full version of the site up during the keynote. Is the bandwidth load during the keynote simply too prohibitive.

Freg3000
Jan 3, 2004, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by greenstork
Say arn, doesn't the new XHTML/CSS format decrease your bandwidth load. How come you can't keep the full version of the site up during the keynote. Is the bandwidth load during the keynote simply too prohibitive.

I can imagine thousands of Macheads refreshing MacRumros.com every 3 seconds. That has to eat up bandwidth quite quickly.

Doctor Q
Jan 3, 2004, 10:26 PM
I wonder how the site sponsorship deals (the ads that help pay for the site) are affected by going into low-bandwidth mode. No ads => no fees for the day?

Stelliform
Jan 3, 2004, 10:50 PM
This is awesome! I have been wanting this, but I didn't want to ask. :) But this is great, now I can check MacRumors as I drive around town!

autrefois
Jan 3, 2004, 11:05 PM
Wow. Thanks again for all your work, arn! We really appreciate it!

Someone voted negative on this?? I think even if MacRumors gave away a free Mac to everyone visiting the site, there'd still be someone who would give it a negative for some reason (why can't we have TWO free Macs?!) :) Just kidding of course.

ibookin'
Jan 4, 2004, 12:11 AM
Excellent!

I've been reading the Macrumors front page on my mobile phone, all the extra content makes for a lot of scrolling. This will be a welcome addition. I'll also be able to use it on my WML-only phone (LG VX6000, Verizon) in addition to my HTML-capable phone (Moto i205, Nextel).

g4pismo
Jan 4, 2004, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by autrefois
Someone voted negative on this??

I have, in the past, clicked the [Negative] by mistake.. thats probally what happened.. gotta be.. and yes, I was drinking when it happened..

Xerocs
Jan 4, 2004, 08:19 AM
Is there a WAP /WML browser for MAC OS X? I had one for Windows some years ago.

dng
Jan 4, 2004, 10:18 AM
hmm am i the only one who gets the front WAP page at wap.macrumors.com? When I choose the "Next Page > " button on top or click on the articles postfixed with "(WAP)," I get "No reply found."

Maybe it's just my phone but it's pretty standard (Nokia 6800). Just a heads up.

dantec
Jan 4, 2004, 11:19 AM
So glad you used a sony ericsson for the screenshot ! mouhahahahaa.. Too many evil nokia's on the market.

mrzippy
Jan 19, 2004, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by Xerocs
Is there a WAP /WML browser for MAC OS X? I had one for Windows some years ago.

Yes Opera does WAP.

http://opera.com

mrzippy
Jan 19, 2004, 07:16 PM
I am having problems with the MacRumours Site on WAP, for a example today I can read the first page, but clicking to move on I get an Unknown Response Error.

Page in question is http://wap.macrumors.com/?sid=20040119162257

I have run the page through the validator at http://validator.w3.org and find that an ' character is used on the page which is not allowed.

This page is not Valid -//WAPFORUM//DTD WML 1.1//EN!

Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML parser.

Line 11, column 125: non SGML character number 146 (explain...).
...2F">released iCal 1.5.2 today</a>What’s New in iCal 1.5.2<br />

I know Nokia phones will not display invalid pages, so this is probably the reason.

I hope some one can sort this out.

mrzippy
Feb 26, 2004, 12:33 PM
Please can someone look into this, I have emailed the webmaster several times with no response.

I checked the wml code again and this time the current page 2 looked compliant.

The other possibility is the wml header that is being sent from the php code may not be present in the correct place on the 2nd page, I believe the header("Content-type: text/vnd.wap.wml"); statement in php needs to be the first thing on the page.

I have a php wap site that is database driven and that works fine.

WAP http://encodinginfo.org.uk/nokiawap

Neil