Feeds

Fat Reg slims down for spanking new mobile phone version

Bookmarks at the ready!

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

We’ve had a few goes with various technology partners at pumping out a mobile version of The Register over the years. But for reasons too dull to dwell on, each attempt foundered on the shores of irrelevance and indifference.

Undaunted, we are back, this time with our own try-out at Register Mobile. [We won’t call it the Mobile Register — as this makes our Alabama chums unhappy.]

Check it out at m.theregister.co.uk — and bookmark it on your phone. You can see little Reg Hardware at m.reghardware.co.uk and skinny Channel Reg at m.channelregister.co.uk

Register Mobile should work on any phone with a reasonably standards-compliant browser. It seems to work as intended with BlackBerry 9000 series handsets, but we know there are some rendering issues with older BlackBerry models — or is it with their horrible browsers? Even so, the mobile version is a better bet than reading El Reg Gordo on your phone.

In due course, we will deploy browser sniffing to serve up the mobile version to cell phones. That requires some more dev time, which is in short supply around these parts.

And yes, we are prepping an iPhone app version of The Reg. But apart from the obvious eye candy, we’re hard pressed to think of anything unique that we can bring to the party — that is, anything that we would not also add to our “vanilla” mobile version. All suggestions welcome. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot
Latest cleaner available for world+dog in September
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.