Welcome to BackYardChickens Mobile BETA!

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to BackYardChickens Mobile!

    Starting today logged-in members will be able to use their mobile device to view BYC better than ever! This is the beginning of our long-term strategy to bring an excellent interactive experience to all users regardless of their chosen device. We're focused on making your mobile experience fast and light, and enabling you to stay connected to the community on the go.

    We know the main thing you want to do is just poke around and see things for yourself. So please dig in. Here are a few things you might find yourself wondering.

    How do I see the Mobile version?
    1) Be sure you're logged in
    2) Go to the bottom of any page
    3) At the bottom of the page click on "Mobile"


    Why doesn't it show me Mobile automatically?
    Don't worry, once the introduction period is over, we'll automatically switch your view based on what kind of device you're using to visit the site. For example, if you're on a mobile device we'll try to automatically send you to the mobile site. For now you need to opt in manually using the "Mobile" link shown above.

    I got switched back from Mobile to the standard Desktop site. What happened?
    There are a few reasons this could happen:

    • You logged out.
    • You cleared cookies.
    • You visited a pagetype that we don't have a Mobile version for yet (such as reviews or image galleries)
    • An error occurred. If it happens again, please report it!

    Does the Mobile site have all the same features?
    No. Mobile currently supports Private Messages, Forums, Classifieds, Member Profiles, Articles, and Site Search. Other areas of the site like Reviews and Image Galleries will be added to the Mobile version as it develops.

    What do all the various icons, stars, notifications, etc. mean? How do I use this mobile version?
    This and many other things are described visually in our Quick Start Guide.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This system is BRAND NEW and will have bugs. If you are having problems and/or have suggestions please do the following:

    1. Read through our Quick Start Guide to make sure your system is supported
    2. Visit the mobile feedback section of our forum and see if the suggestion or bug is already reported.
    3. Open a new thread in our mobile feedback section for each issue you encounter.

    Have Fun!

    We look forward to forging ahead into the exciting world of Mobile development with you.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
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  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I got in. Even using an old android 2.3! Bit of a new learning curve, but that goes with anything.
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    Sweet love it. MUCH!!!!!!!!better than taptalk, that so many of us paid for. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I love that when you switch from your mobile, back to your PC it knows what you have already read on your mobile. [​IMG] So much better than tapatalk!
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    Yay, now I can take BYC everywhere.

  6. I literally was yelling I was so exited!
  7. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Cool! [​IMG]
  8. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Crowing

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    1. I cannot see the hierarchy location of a thread, so for example I don't know which sub forum this is in, or how to navigate up and find another thread in this subforum. Therefore I don't know if this is the right thread for bug reports.

    2. the subscription list doesn't coordinate with the one my desktop. This shows 8 unread subscribed threads when I'm actually up to date on 4 of those.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  9. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Crowing

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    What is this arrow supposed to do? It just slides the screen over, so I see a little bit of what is shown here over to the left, then a lot of blank space on the right side of my screen. Sort of an extreme scroll right effect but with nothing going on to the right. Firefox on Android 4.0.4, Samsung Galaxy S3


    This is what I see after clicking that button:

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012

  10. bwalden

    bwalden Songster

    Jan 16, 2012
    Love it so far! Works great on my iPhone.

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