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Are you using the mobile version of Mumsnet? How can we improve it?

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AdamTech (MNHQ) Fri 17-Dec-10 15:05:21

Hello. We hope you've all had a chance to use the mobile version of MN at

We know there has been the odd technical glitch with it - and we're busy sorting those out.

But we reckon it's working pretty well on the whole - so now we'd like to know what we can do to improve it.

Please post here any thoughts you have about features you'd like to see on the mobile version that aren't there at present.

All ideas welcome - we'd love to build up a good picture of what you'd most like to see. (But no promises, mind!)

(For problems with existing features, please continue to post on the other thread.)

Thanks v much, MNHQ

RockinRobinBird Fri 17-Dec-10 15:07:17

I think it's great. A few things I miss though; the post count, OP being highlighted and the hide button.

Other than that it's miles better than using the standard version on an iPhone.

mozette Fri 17-Dec-10 15:08:58

Make the text of the thread name a bit bigger. Agree with Rockin - much better on an iPhone than the standard version and about OP being highlighted

AitchTwoOh Fri 17-Dec-10 15:10:20

is it fixed for android now?

TinselinaBumSquash Fri 17-Dec-10 15:10:56

You could always make my day and create a Blackberry Mumsnet app?

Comon you did one for the Iphone... you like them better than us don't you? <sticks bottom lip out>

AdamTech (MNHQ) Fri 17-Dec-10 15:16:16


Make the text of the thread name a bit bigger.

This isn't a new feature as such; this kind of thing should go in the other thread, just to keep stuff ordered, but the feedback is welcome!

FairyTaleOfNewYork Fri 17-Dec-10 15:18:10

the topics on active convos arent clickable. so means when i go straight to active, like i do on the main site, i then have to click back to the topcs list to be able to start a thread in the right place. whereas if i click on active on here, i can also click the topic bit as wlel.

arrrgh am making no sense i bet

nymphadora Fri 17-Dec-10 16:06:37

Highlight the Op & hide threads please

nymphadora Fri 17-Dec-10 16:07:43

Oh & move the bookmark slightly away from report as I click on the wrong one all the time

llareggub Fri 17-Dec-10 16:09:56

I struggle to find mumsnet mobile unless I can find a thread with a link.

NoahAndTheWhale Fri 17-Dec-10 16:12:49

When you do advanced search, and click on yesterday or today then it gives the wrong date.

I agree with FairytaleofNewYork that being able to click on topics straight from Active Conversations would be good.

HollyTwat Fri 17-Dec-10 16:13:28

I do that too. Nearly reported loads of times.

I'd like a refresh button at the bottom of the thread so that when it's moving quickly you can just refresh without going the top of the page

PigeonPie Fri 17-Dec-10 16:13:57

I agree, a post count would be good (I thought I'd seen one the other day, but when I went back it wasn't there - was I imagining it?).

Otherwise, getting used to it now and I like it.

ethelinaTheBloodyGreatXmasElf Fri 17-Dec-10 16:26:44

Please can links to other threads go to the mobile version and not the standard site? Also second whoever said about moving the bookmark away from report.

ethelinaTheBloodyGreatXmasElf Fri 17-Dec-10 16:30:09

How about a generic 'start new thread' icon accessible from any page with a drop-down box to select the topic?

WilfShelf Fri 17-Dec-10 16:32:43

I only tried it the once on my Android phone. Found it pretty unfriendly though really pleased you have started developing it. The main issue was resizing text I think... Will have another go and give feedback.

C4ro Fri 17-Dec-10 16:37:38

yy to Hide and show/ highlight the OP post.
Also be nice to have a direct page number to go through- on birth group threads I know where I'm up to so don't want to go page by page.

AdamTech (MNHQ) Mon 20-Dec-10 12:36:49


I struggle to find mumsnet mobile unless I can find a thread with a link.

For this, there's a link (albeit a small, tucked-away one) at the bottom left of the page, which'll take you to the mobile version.

BitOfFun Mon 20-Dec-10 12:40:28

A hide button, and a way to check your PMs from the mobile version would be good.

Flame Mon 20-Dec-10 13:13:06

I can't log in with android atm.

I am having to post a message and log in that way

Melty Wed 22-Dec-10 08:36:38

"For this, there's a link (albeit a small, tucked-away one) at the bottom left of the page, which'll take you to the mobile version."

Yes, but its almost impossible to find. I can't find it unless I click on talk first and then its nearly invisible.

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 22-Dec-10 08:44:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

beachholiday Wed 22-Dec-10 08:44:36

The amount of scrolling down you have to do to get to a thread once youve clicked on it is very offputting. All those logos and other features of the site that you have to get past to get down to the actual thread.

Melty Wed 22-Dec-10 08:49:42

I read my threads in one page because its easier on the PC at home, but thats a nightmare on the mobile site. (pages way too big to load) I tend not to read threads that I have not posted on for that reason, I just use the threads I'm on feature.

Can there be a way to set different preferences for the mobile site?

jumpyjack Wed 22-Dec-10 08:50:35

"return to top" button?

Or have I missed it?

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