Mobile Feature Requests

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Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
559 posts

Hi,

We've had requests from a number of users for support for the site on their mobile devices - which I think would be a great thing to have. One thing I'd like to know is which exact features you'd like to access on your mobile - the Diary, CP List, Forums? - What's most important for you? Please post below.

Also, see mark's 'Sticky' topic in this forum to specify which device you use so we include it in our plans for development.

Thanks,

Simon

Lizzie DAFNE Graduate
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
87 posts

The CP list would be helpful for me so I could find out how many carbs in stuff without dragging a book around. I know the books are small but still, it's another thing to carry and it has got a bit dogeared so I am wary of carrying it too much now.

I don't know if its asking too much but please could we have some key points from the handbook too? For example recently I was ill with ketones and would really have appreciated being able to check the sick day rules since I don't have internet access at home. But I know there may be some argument as to which are the important bits and it is too much to have the whole thing.

Will this be in the form of an application or will it be a mobile internet/wap site?

marke Site Administrator
South East Kent PCT
662 posts

At the moment its planned to be a WAP/cut down version of the site. An app would not be suitable because to update it you would still need to connect to the site. So a better solution is to just provide a mobile version of the site. However I take on board your comments re carb counting and the handbook, should we get time to do it.

Novvo 2 posts

Why can't we have the full version on mobile other sites do.

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
559 posts

Hi Stefan,

Thanks for your feedback. At the moment the site automatically detects whether users are browsing using a mobile device or desktop browser. We'll look into how to override this so that you can see the full site on your mobile.

Watch this space.

Simon

marke Site Administrator
South East Kent PCT
662 posts

what do we mean by the full version ?
If you mean the same as the internet version , its because most phones can't handle the full version and will not display the pages. It really depends on the phone you have and what browser it has. I have a windows mobile phone with several browsers on. Skyfire didplays the 'full' site because it is a full browser that can handle it, opera mobile and IE both display the cutdown 'mobile' site because thats what they can handle. What phone do you have ? We can then investigate if it can handle the 'full' version of the site.

Lizzie DAFNE Graduate
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
87 posts

Stefan - why would you need the full version? I think it would be more useful to think which features you like or value, see if any are missed off the mobile version, and ask specifically for those. I would rather have a cut down version which will display on my phone instead of seeing a blank screen or an error message because my phone can't display the page.

Also, it doesn't hurt to say 'please' and 'thankyou'. This site is run by people in their spare time, there is no reason why they would do any of this for us. I for one am very grateful.

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
559 posts

Hi Stefan,

I've been developing the functionality you requested, and there is now a link to view the full site when you access the site using a mobile device. If you do switch to the full site on your mobile device, you can get the mobile site back using the link at the bottom of the site, to the left of the Help/Contact links. If you do have any other features of the site you'd like 'mobilised' then let us know and we can work on it.

Lizzie - thanks for the feedback/praise, much appreciated!

Simon

Mark Wilcox DAFNE Graduate
Royal Glamorgan Hospital Diabetes Centre
6 posts

I think that the mobile site should be a no nonsense, quick to load site with the basics required whilst out and about, eg CP list, entering diary info, etc. Most people have access to a PC for the posh stuff like graphs, online manuals, etc. Congratulations to the team for the site as it is! Best Regards, Mark.

GLS DAFNE Graduate
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
12 posts

Following my 18month DAFNE meet up today I have been reminded of this site and the other features. I think the mobile site is very good and has just the stuff you may need on the run (when you arent attached to a PC or laptop!).

the CP list on there will be a great help to me, as I frequently forget the book.

One request - for both main and mobile site - Is there anyway please that a tick box could be available (similar to email logins) so it can remember the user etc. then name and password isnt needed every time??

Thanks for a really useful site.
Gem

PS I have a HTC diamond touch (site seems ok on it - the CP list is a little out of alignment but isn't a big problem - I can work it out). Also appreciate the cut down veriosn as my phone is so slow on full sites!