Mobile Site browser testing, please help

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Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by CraigRat » 16 July 10 9:21 pm

Hello all,

I've re-re-restarted work on the GCA site (mobile version) and I'm interested in what browsers on what phones work and do not work with HTML5's geolocation features.

Can you please fire up your web enabled browser and head on over to http://geocaching.com.au/mobile/ (or scan this if you have a phone capable:)

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Basically, it's a little hit and miss right now with phones that support HTML5, but I'd like to know in advance what devices support the geolocation services as we can easily implement them in to the mobile site to help find caches nearby.

Report back here with the results (If your phone asks you to share your position with us then allow it for this to work!)

What I'd like to know:

Phone Make / Operating system / OS Rev (if Known)/ Browser / Browser Version/ does it work?

I'll update the table as things progress.

Thanks for your assistance!

Working:
[tr][td]Phone[/td][td]OS[/td][td]Rev[/td][td]Browser[/td][td]Version[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Samsung Galaxy S2[/td][td]Android[/td][td]2.3[/td][td]Built in[/td][td]NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Samsung Galaxy S2[/td][td]Android[/td][td]2.3[/td][td]Firefox[/td][td]6[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Samsung Galaxy S2[/td][td]Android[/td][td]2.3[/td][td]Opera[/td][td]11.10[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]HTC Desire[/td][td]Android[/td][td]2.1[/td][td]Default[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]HTC Desire[/td][td]Android[/td][td]2.1[/td][td]Dolphin[/td][td]2.1.0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]HTC Desire[/td][td]Android[/td][td]2.1[/td][td]SkyFire[/td][td]2.2.0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Nexus One[/td][td]Android[/td][td]2.2[/td][td]Default[/td][td]2.2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]iPhone 3G[/td][td]iOS4[/td][td][/td][td]Safari[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]iPhone 3GS[/td][td]iOS4[/td][td][/td][td]Safari[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr][/table]
Does Not Work:
[tr][td]Phone[/td][td]OS[/td][td]Rev[/td][td]Browser[/td][td]Version[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]All[/td][td][/td][td][/td][td]Opera Mini[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Nokia N95[/td][td]Symbian[/td][td]?[/td][td]Default Browser[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Nokia 6120c[/td][td]Symbian[/td][td]?[/td][td]Default Browser[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Nokia 6720[/td][td]Symbian[/td][td]?[/td][td]Default Browser[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]HTC HD2[/td][td]WinMo[/td][td]6.5(?)[/td][td]Opera[/td][td]9.7[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]HTC HD2[/td][td]WinMo[/td][td]6.5(?)[/td][td]Opera[/td][td]10.0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]HTC HD2[/td][td]WinMo[/td][td]6.5(?)[/td][td]IE[/td][td]?[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Samsung Blackjack 2[/td][td]WinMo[/td][td]6.1[/td][td]IE[/td][td][/td][/tr][/table]


Note: The mobile site will still work for those browsers that don't support geolocation, it just means you won't be able to automagically search by nearest or use the 'live' map I'm planning, not a huge issue.

I'm expecting more phones out there WON'T support it, basically New Symbian, Android 1.6 and above and iPhone OS3 and above will probably be the only devices that'll work TODAY, but I would expect all new phones will (well those whose makers believe in Web Standards...sorry WinMo users :( )

Opera Mini probably doesn't work as the content is rendered at Opera's servers and not on the device itself.

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by nomad_penguin » 16 July 10 9:25 pm

Mine works!

iPhone 3G / iOS 4 / ?? / Safari / ?? / yes.

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by Indaweeds » 16 July 10 10:26 pm

HTC Desire / Android 2.1 MCR / Skyfire 2.2.0 / Yes

HTC Desire / Android 2.1 MCR / Opera Mini 5.1 / No

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by Damo. » 16 July 10 10:34 pm

Apple iPhone 3GS iOS4 Safari: Yes
Apple iPhone 3GS iOS4 Opera Mini (1.0.2) : No

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by Chwiliwr » 16 July 10 10:46 pm

My N95 gives an alert that Geolocation not supported.

I've never bothered learning the rest and don't have a manual anymore.

I did find out the device software is V20.2.011 if thats any help.

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by Map Monkey » 16 July 10 10:49 pm

:cry: nokia 6120c [-( :-"

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Post by Nilbog_Aus » 16 July 10 11:40 pm

Phone Make / Operating system / OS Rev (if Known)/ Browser / Browser Version/ does it work?
HTC HD2 / Windows Mobile / 6.5 / Opera / 9.7 / No
HTC HD2 / Windows Mobile / 6.5 / Opera / 10.0 / No
HTC HD2 / Windows Mobile / 6.5 / IE / ?? / No

geolocation not supported :(

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by Camstal » 17 July 10 12:55 am

Nokia 6720 doesn't work
Geolocation not supported
is popping up. I am on the Web Browser.

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Post by Papa Bear_Left » 17 July 10 1:22 am

Phone Make / Operating system / OS Rev (if Known)/ Browser / Browser Version/ does it work?
Nexus One / Android / 2.2 (FRF91) / built-in (2.2) / Yes
Nexus One / Android / 2.2 (FRF91) / Opera Mini 5.1.21126 / No (Geolocation not supported)

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by grahamf72 » 17 July 10 8:52 am

Samsung Blackjack 2, Windows Mobile, 6.1, IE, unknown, Big Fat NO :cry:

Will the current mobile.geocaching.com.au stay? (even if ultimately moved to a different address). I love the way that site works for it's simplicity. By all means have a bells and whistles site for those that want it, but simple is good. I love the current one - small, fast, easy to use, gives the necessary info quickly while on the road.

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by CraigRat » 17 July 10 10:11 am

grahamf72 wrote: Will the current mobile.geocaching.com.au stay? (even if ultimately moved to a different address). I love the way that site works for it's simplicity. By all means have a bells and whistles site for those that want it, but simple is good. I love the current one - small, fast, easy to use, gives the necessary info quickly while on the road.
Never fear, we have absolutely no intention of getting rid of the old mobile site!

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by Trigg-A-Nomics » 17 July 10 3:52 pm

Nokia E66, Symbian s60 I think, default browser - no worky

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by tatty » 17 July 10 3:58 pm

Nokia N97 also gives an alert that Geolocation is not supported.
It then stops loading and goes to a blank white screen.

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Post by winterdragon » 17 July 10 4:15 pm

Sony Ericsson Vivaz, S60 5th ed, builtin browser (NetFront 3.5 according to the specs on the interwebs, but no info available from the phone)
No good.

Same phone using Opera Mobile 10.00
Also no :(

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Re: Mobile Site browser testing, please help

Post by Yurt » 18 July 10 12:25 pm

Nokia E72/Symbian/Opera no work mate.

Seems it doesn't work on any Nokia.

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