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FlyerTalk Mobile Skin issues, glitches, questions, etc.
(as of new mobile skin issue 28 March 2016)

Welcome to the thread for reporting and sharing solutions to annoyances, glitches, etc. we might encounter using the wide array of mobile devices and browsers, and similar discussion encompassing FlyerTalk, the mobile version.

Recently, FT began defaulting to the mobile site if you attempted accessing it from your mobile device. If you are on the mobile site, there is a link at the bottom of the page which will switch you to the full site. If you are on the full site, and want to switch to the mobile site, go to http://m.Flyertalk.com.

FT Mobile was first discussed in this forum in November, 2009. It has likely gained users as the iOS and Android -based FT apps available through iTunes or PlayStore are no longer supported, and though existing users still have them, new downloads are not possible. If you use either, you may experience known glitches; no patches are going to be provided to unsupported apps. Sorry.

Glitch discussion for the FlyerTalk Mobile Skin prior to the new version issued 28 March 2016 can be found in the archived, obsolete thread ARCHIVE: FlyerTalk Mobile Skin issues, glitches, questions, etc. prior to 28 Mar 2016


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Old Mar 28, 16, 8:53 pm   #1
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New Mobile Platform 28 Mar 2016

The new platform that rolled out today isn't very user friendly. You are now unable to toggle between pages with out typing in the page number. There should be arrows for going to the last page and another for jumping to the next page. It's difficult to have to enter the page number manually. Can this feature be looked at for a modification?

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Old Mar 28, 16, 9:46 pm   #2
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Old Mar 29, 16, 2:37 pm   #3
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See the bottom of the mobile screen for how to navigate.
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Old Mar 30, 16, 4:00 am   #4
  
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See the bottom of the mobile screen for how to navigate.
i assume OP meant, that you cannot skip to page 15/45. only to the last page
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Old Mar 30, 16, 9:27 am   #5
  
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This is ridiculous

The mobile interface is clunky and dated. How hard is it for IB crack IT team to redeploy the "app" without throwing thousands of dollars I yo dev. Time? There are lots of wrappers you can use out there until you get things stabilized and the big boss signs off on the paperwork. Until then, maybe I'll just use my desktop and only visit threads occasionally. At least on the desktop, I'm not seeing banner ads. I understand that this is really all about selling ad space and not about providing any sense of community as it was in the past.
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Old Mar 30, 16, 3:30 pm   #6
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i assume OP meant, that you cannot skip to page 15/45. only to the last page
If you click where it says 1/1 (or x/x page), it allows you to type a page number in and go straight there.
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Old Mar 31, 16, 8:21 am   #7
  
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What happened to "mobile.flyertalk.com"?

Looks like it's dead.

Flyertalk.com on mobile shows a mobile-formatted site, but it doesn't seem to have the clean interface and simple lists the old mobile.flyertalk.com site used to have, the most important of which were:

Recent Posts
My forums
My threads
etc.

Where can I get easy access to those features now on a mobile browser?
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Old Mar 31, 16, 2:54 pm   #8
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Looks like it's dead.

Flyertalk.com on mobile shows a mobile-formatted site, but it doesn't seem to have the clean interface and simple lists the old mobile.flyertalk.com site used to have, the most important of which were:

Recent Posts
My forums
My threads
etc.

Where can I get easy access to those features now on a mobile browser?
The new mobile skin does not have all the features you had used. Needing to use those features, I recommend using the full site on your mobile browser.
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Old Mar 31, 16, 3:38 pm   #9
  
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Looks like it's dead.

Flyertalk.com on mobile shows a mobile-formatted site, but it doesn't seem to have the clean interface and simple lists the old mobile.flyertalk.com site used to have, the most important of which were:

Recent Posts
My forums
My threads
etc.

Where can I get easy access to those features now on a mobile browser?
Dead is exactly what it looks like. I can't find anything. It looks as though someone just dropped a nuclear bomb on FT. Thank goodness I have eventually managed to find my way back to the full site.
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Old Mar 31, 16, 11:10 pm   #10
  
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If you click where it says 1/1 (or x/x page), it allows you to type a page number in and go straight there.
seen that but not really user friendly IMO. have seen that there is a "next page" button in the thread overview but not "within" a thread...
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Old Apr 2, 16, 6:01 pm   #11
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I used an app on my android tablet up until this week. It was fine to use but now it's getting an error and won't load. I don't see it anymore in the playstore, has it been removed?

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You've done nothing wrong. The software upgrade will no longer support the app. However, the mobile skin is still functioning properly.

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Clicking on a previously read thread in the mobile view doesn't take you to the first unread post, but to a somewhat earlier one that you've already read. (Not the first post, and I haven't worked out exactly how much earlier.)

Otherwise I kind of like the new format. :-)

ETA: iPhone 6, mobile Safari, latest iOS.

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Old Apr 14, 16, 2:40 pm   #13
  
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Clicking on a previously read thread in the mobile view doesn't take you to the first unread post, but to a somewhat earlier one that you've already read. (Not the first post, and I haven't worked out exactly how much earlier.)

Otherwise I kind of like the new format. :-)

ETA: iPhone 6, mobile Safari, latest iOS.
The mobile version doesn't appear to be marking viewed posts as "read". Am I doing something wrong?

I'm currently using a Samsung Galaxy S6.
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Old Apr 14, 16, 3:14 pm   #14
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The mobile version doesn't appear to be marking viewed posts as "read". Am I doing something wrong?

I'm currently using a Samsung Galaxy S6.
Seems to work for me.
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Old Apr 14, 16, 6:53 pm   #15
  
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Clicking on a previously read thread in the mobile view doesn't take you to the first unread post, but to a somewhat earlier one that you've already read. (Not the first post, and I haven't worked out exactly how much earlier.)

Otherwise I kind of like the new format. :-)

ETA: iPhone 6, mobile Safari, latest iOS.
I'm also still experiencing this and it's really annoying.
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