It's not something I'm holding my breath on. It has been touted as maybe something for version 3.2 while the current release is 3.0.11. As Hoikas noted in the Forums section, 3.0 has been around for 5 years or so, suggesting that 3.2 is still several years away. There's also the wiki to consider; work on mobile support in MediWiki seems to have stalled although "mobile skins" exists.Nalates wrote:All the sites we are designing now are 'responsive,' self-adapting to the device used to display them. WordPress is changing over. Presumably phpBB will.
Mobile skins, or forum styles, are OK, but they need to be applied automatically, i.e. the site needs to be "responsive" as Nalates suggests in her posts: If the user needs to manually adjust their profile when moving across devices then it's not helpful.
But the first question is "Is mobile support needed on OU or just nice to have?" I have to recuse myself on this question as I am not a "mobile user" and have to defer to the opinions of others: In the thread on forum "Bad Theme on Mobile" thread referenced above, I'm not seeing what I'd consider an overwhelming clamour for mobile support. On the back of Hoikas' suggestion in that thread, on another site that I run I asked the membership there about opinions on providing mobile support (a technical community, including some major players in the telecoms industry) and the response was underwhelming - there were two "Yes, it's a great idea!", one "No, it's not worth it" and two "Hum, OK, but I only look at websites on a mobile device when I don't have an alternative". And several more people who obviously didn't care enough to comment one way or the other. Now, that's a different community and doesn't necessarily reflect the way people visiting here use mobile devices, but it means I'm not sure if the demand really exists
I did get some other comments on how lousy Android is as an OS but that's really going OT