/ Android app for UKC?
UKC on a phone is a pain because it uses tables for the page layout. If the code that generates each page was rewritten to use modern responsive techniques then it would be fine. There'd be issues on what information to present at the top level but it should be doable.
It's been asked for several times.
Yes, I recall it being asked several times before. I am asking again to see if there has been any movement on the issue by the UKC powers that be.
Why is it a pain? I view UKC on an S4 and previously a Galaxy Ace using Chrome and have never found it a problem. Zooming in to read it is easy.
Sorry, I'm not trying to derail the quest for an app.
It is on our ToDo list, but we only have one technical guy working on the site and not budget to increase that so it will have to wait in line. All our current work is on the Rockfax App which is going to take up most of the next few months.
Apologies but we are aware of this and we aren't sticking with the current unresponsive layout 'because we think it is fine'.
No problem. It's a pain for me because, to read a post I have to use the touch screen to sweep left to right for every line then back again for the next.
Great, thanks Alan. Yes Rockfax app first makes sense. I'm looking forward to that too, sounds great!
Using Opera and it scales the txt nicely to the screen. (plenty of threads about this as well lol)
Chrome can scale the text to the screen size too. The problem is that the text is then tiny. It needs an app.
It needs a responsive design
Doesn't really work on my laptop when I zoom in a bit - have to scroll side-to-side. Works better if I wear glasses and keep it zoomed out.
well Opera scales the txt to screen size at your given zoom level.
So you can get the txt as big as you like and still be scaled to the screen so you only have to scroll down to read it, not side ways.
Still using an S2. Everything workks fine. Double tap and it scales to the screen. Only prob is feeling in diary if not at home where the cursor goes a bit awol after a few lines. All good otherwise. App would be good if it was dedicated, I agree.
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