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Friday, December 31, 2010

Announcement: Mobile App for Thrasher's Wheat Now Available

Screen of Thrasher's Wheat on Android Mobile App

Happy New Year!

For those who like to read Thrasher's Wheat on the go, we now have a beta mobile version for your smart phone. Folks have commented that the site loads pretty sluggishly on a hand-held, so we finally got around to trying to improve the mobile experience.

So give it a try. It seems to be relatively blazing fast, comparatively speaking.

Drop a comment below on any suggestions about your experience. Oh -- and yes -- we're thinking about a TW iPad version. Maybe someday .... in our infinite free time...

And welcome to the TW Platform rev. ~5.0! So keep on bloggin' in the free world!

This your blog on the 3G network.

(Thanks Roel @ Rust Radiofor all of your support!)

UPDATE: From comments below, what we actually have here is "an optimized version of the page for smart phones." doh?! Thanks!


At 12/31/2010 07:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do I find the app?

At 12/31/2010 07:40:00 AM, Blogger Jim Breeds said...

What's it called? Can't find anything in Android Market by searching for Thrasher's Wheat!

At 12/31/2010 09:06:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Well, just go to any TW/Neil Young News page on a mobile device and page will load with optimized version.

So -- not that we really fully understand mobapps -- TW servers will recognize incoming request device and will serve up the proper page now.

So if request is from an iPhone, Droid, or regular browser, a propely formatted page will be sent back.

Curious as to what happens with the iPad?

At 12/31/2010 09:14:00 AM, Blogger rdvdijk said...

Well done!!

At 12/31/2010 10:20:00 AM, Blogger suitcase said...

Thanks ..much better and faster loadtime than a bookmark. Nice work!

At 12/31/2010 12:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's not an app, but an optimized version of the page for smart phones. Looks great! Regular page still comes up on the iPad, but it normally doesnt pull up mobile versions for other sites either so I think that's to be expected.

At 12/31/2010 01:04:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Thanks for the clarification! Gee, one would think that we would know what we're doing here, wouldn't ya?!

At 1/01/2011 07:56:00 AM, Blogger Jim Breeds said...

LOL. I spent ages searching for an app and should have just tried going to the site from my mobile. Brilliant. Looks great on my Droid. Thanks guys!

At 1/03/2011 06:34:00 PM, Blogger Melanie Young said...

Looks good on my BlackBerry, Thrasher. Thanks!


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