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perlmonks App?

by lightoverhead (Pilgrim)
on Dec 01, 2014 at 05:35 UTC ( #1108790=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Monks:

I was trying to search an android app for perlmonks reader type stuff.

But I failed to discover any readers for perlmonks in google play store.

Does it really exist? If not, why don't someone write one for android system, so people can read/post perlmonks using their phones.

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Re: perlmonks App?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Dec 01, 2014 at 06:18 UTC
    Excellent idea!

    Please post a message on Perlmonks once you have uploaded your app to the Android Store.

    I the meantime we will all have to struggle with our browsers to access PerlMonks.

    If I remember well, many years ago there was a way to access a more "simple" version of Perlmonks, some kind of "text only" version, but I don't know the URL anymore. Perhaps some brethren with a better memory might remember it.

    CountZero

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Re: perlmonks App?
by marto (Bishop) on Dec 01, 2014 at 09:14 UTC
Re: perlmonks App?
by RichardK (Parson) on Dec 01, 2014 at 16:30 UTC

    I've just tried perlmonks on my phones browser and it seems OK to me, certainly usable.

    It would be nice to set a different theme per device type, as the theme I use is a bit dark on the phone, but i guess some smart user CSS might fix that?

Re: perlmonks App?
by LanX (Bishop) on Dec 01, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
    What are the expected features which couldn't be implemented in HTML?

    a nodelet hack could sense the UserAgent of a mobile browser and reset CSS and general appearance.

    Cheers Rolf

    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

Re: perlmonks App?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 01, 2014 at 07:21 UTC

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