MotoringFile’s New Mobile Site

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If you’re viewing this post on a mobile device you’re likely pretty happy. A few weeks ago the pinch and zoom functionality built into the iPhone (and other mobile devices) simply quit working on MF. Why? We’re still trying to sort that out. But due to the issue we felt it was the right time to roll-out the new mobile version of MotoringFile that we’d been working on for the past few months. It’s designed to be used as a standard mobile site or a web app. Why not spend our time building an iOS specific app? With the very fragmented Android growing alongside iOS we felt a web based app that took advantage general touch platforms was the best way to go at this time.

Of course there’s still work to do. For starters we’re still are working on fixing the root issue that led us to launch the mobile site sooner (specifically as it affects the iPad). However we’re ready for you to start using MotoringFile Mobile. As always let us know what you think via our the comments below.

  • Anonymous

    Pleased to see you got iPad correct as desktop version – too many sites roll it in with iPhone!

    • http://BimmerFile.com Gabriel Bridger

      Agreed. It makes zero sense to have an iPad specific version of the site. We just need to get pinch and zoom working correctly and we’re set.

  • Anonymous

    And a spiffy new comment system. SWEET!

  • Rimtnbiker

    How do I get this mobile app. Couldn’t find it in the app store

    • http://BimmerFile.com Gabriel Bridger

      It’s a web app and not a native app. That means you don’t need to install it via the app store. Instead simply hit that bottom middle button in Safari on your iPhone (the arrow pointing forward) and choose “Add the home screen”.

  • Jeff

    It works! No more emailing myself MF links to read later. Thanks, guys!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AVJM4O2HLFQKXZUZD4KOFYAN2E RB

    There is someone with a white iPhone….? I’m impressed. Oh yeah… love the new comment features.

  • JonPD

    Good job guys, looks good.

  • http://about.me/bentyyc Ben Tsui

    Nice job Gabe! Agree that an iPad-specific version is not required. Curious about the pinch-and-zoom problem in the first place, but at least we’re all a lot happier now on our phones…

  • Colea

    You may already be aware of this, but zoom is not working, at least on my Android, 2.3 2, neither pinch&zoom, nor the zoom control.

    Otherwise, though, very nice. Thanks for the work!

    • http://BimmerFile.com Gabriel Bridger

      The mobile site is designed to not need it until you viewing an image by itself (when you should be able to zoom).

      • Colea

        Fine, but with my browser font size set to “normal,” MF pages are too small for me to read. Have to increase default font size, which affects all sites. (Nexus S, screen 800 x 480, 235 PPI). Not a serious complaint, just a nit.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve seen that as well and am looking into what is causing that.

  • b-

    Looks good on the iPhone, hope the iPad problem gets solved soon. I noticed that bimmerfile is not having the same problems with the pinch to zoom.

    • http://BimmerFile.com Gabriel Bridger

      Yes we fixed BF but haven’t had the same luck with MF.

      Btw you’ll notice a different design for the mobile site on BF. We may be switching that over at some point.

  • Minir56fan

    So nothing special really. Just the usual WpTouch theme for WordPress. Big dev effort

    Just build a damn app and start from there.

  • Minir56fan

    So nothing special really. Just the usual WpTouch theme for WordPress. Big dev effort

    Just build a damn app and start from there.

  • Minir56fan

    So nothing special really. Just the usual WpTouch theme for WordPress. Big dev effort

    Just build a damn app and start from there.

  • Minir56fan

    So nothing special really. Just the usual WpTouch theme for WordPress. Big dev effort

    Just build a damn app and start from there.

  • Minir56fan

    So nothing special really. Just the usual WpTouch theme for WordPress. Big dev effort

    Just build a damn app and start from there.

  • Frogberg

    Sweet!

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