MyLotting from a Smart Phone?

@maezee (33030)
United States
November 29, 2009 7:08pm CST
I always hear about people coming on MyLot from a Smart Phone: iPhone or BlackBerry, and I just don't understand it! At least with my BlackBerry, the internet (especially MyLot for whatever reason) takes FOREVER to load, and for some reason I can't post discussions. I don't understand why and how people waste their time in doing it, unless my phone is just slower than theirs. What about you? Have you ever MyLot-ed from a SmartPhone before? What was your experience with it? Do you have the same trouble as I do, or does it actually work for you?
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@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov 09
A lot of newer smart phones claime to have "real" web browsing. However, a lot of phones and websites aren't designed to run on a cell-based platform. Mind you, your phone in general runs much slower then a computer, and my lot is very thickly add-supported. There is a lot of flash and most smart phones aren't designed to tolerate that. Flat pictures they can handle, but not frames and flash as well. Using the web on a smart phone is very limiting.
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@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hi maezee, I actually tried it out through my phone which is Nokia N73 and it works pretty fine, I mean the page loads fine and I was able to make some responses. I even tried it on my sister's iPhone and it's running okay. I am using opera mini browser for both unit because it is easier for me to navigate the net.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
30 Nov 09
I've only had really basic cell phones with no internet capacity before. I really don't think its necessary to have internet one phones- I mean the screen is so small, and stuff. I guess putting updates on twitter or getting maps are practical reasons for mobile internet, but I don;t know about making the entire internet accesible from phones.
• China
1 Dec 09
I have to disagree in a way, mobile phone screens are very big nowadays. Maybe not BlackBerry, but iPhone, Nokia N97, Nokia 5800 and many others have large displays. Most of the new phones have QHD displays with 360 x 640 pixels. The N97 has a 3.5 inch display, compared to let's say, a Motorola V360, has 176 x 220 pixels at 1.9 inches. On another note, I do agree that making the internet accessible from phones in it's current state is difficult. This is why websites are mobilizing, people are building mobile versions of their sites to accommodate the experience. But I guarantee you, soon there will be more mobile phones using the internet than desktops.
@milkcow (99)
• China
1 Dec 09
Contrary to what I said on your other post, this is where iPhone rules! iPhone runs Safari, which makes it like a desktop when it comes to web browsing. Although, if the site was optimized for mobile, it should be just as easy on a BlackBerry. From a BlackBerry everything works, but it lacks the advanced browser features on the iPhone. But if you find BlackBerry not working well, use Opera Mini, the experience is very close to iPhone. BlackBerry internet I do find slower than iPhone, it looks to be a result of the encryption. But in my case the BlackBerry MDS is 6165 miles away. Remember, most BlackBerry devices don't have 3G, though they do offer compression and encryption, whereas iPhone doesn't offer either but the new ones have 3G. Overall, loading a site designed for desktop on a mobile device is always slow, regardless of the phone.
@panjababu (226)
• India
1 Dec 09
I have a Nokia E63. I like to do mylotting from my smart phone. I can do all the things in mylot from my phone that I can do through my computer.
@dong88 (796)
• China
30 Nov 09
Hello!I have a smart phone .but I still prefor to use computers to download information on the lnternet waiting for.
• India
30 Nov 09
This is just a fad among the phone users. Certainly you will not be getting the speed from the mobile phone when compared with the home internet. Particularly for people who do not have 3G connectivity, the speeds can be still slower. If Blackberry, with its own server is taking forever to load, you can understand how the other phones will act.
@rosekiss (30272)
• Eugene, Oregon
30 Nov 09
I don't have a smartphone, but I can get mylot on my LG phone, but I really haven't tried posting on it as of yet. It would be much harder that is for sure, since the screen is smaller. It is like the one user said, when it comes to any kind of cellphone, you are limited to what you can do. I know I am limited myself what I can do on my cellphone. I don't have a flash palyer either, so it is hard to do to much. I can, however, post to my ipod touch as I have done it once, but it took way to long so I haven't tried it again. It seemed like it took a half hour to post just one response, so I just didn't do it again. Take care and happy mylotting.