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  • User-1566710147 posted

    Hi all

    We are quite newbie with this web mobile development.

    We would like to target the web audience mainly mobile user (latest browser mobile) but still open to normal web user. Let say if the user comes in: www.test.com ... the browser get detected and then redirected to www.test.com/mobile if it's mobile user and then stay in the www.test.com for normal user. Is this correct approach (spliting the content between mobile and normal browser). Just keep in mind that there is cut down version of mobile version due to bandwidth and we would like to shrink as much as we can.

    Also, there is a debate between whether to use mobile web control or just straight to asp.net control.

    We are thinking to use Ms .NET 2 as our main platform.

    Any comment we are really appreciated. Thank you.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:53 PM

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  • User214117797 posted

    We would like to target the web audience mainly mobile user (latest browser mobile) but still open to normal web user. Let say if the user comes in: www.test.com ... the browser get detected and then redirected to www.test.com/mobile if it's mobile user and then stay in the www.test.com for normal user. Is this correct approach (spliting the content between mobile and normal browser). Just keep in mind that there is cut down version of mobile version due to bandwidth and we would like to shrink as much as we can.
     

    You can certainly do this by checking the Request.Browser.IsMobileDevice property. Keep in mind though not all mobile devices report correctly, I believe Blackberries do not set this property.

    Also, there is a debate between whether to use mobile web control or just straight to asp.net control.

    There are a few good reasons why you should use the mobile controls.

    1. they have adaptive rendering, so depending on whether the device is WML/XHTML/CHTML etc it will render it out compatibly

    2. not all mobile devices support javascript whilst a few of the ASP.NET controls use javascript which may break on some devices

    We are thinking to use Ms .NET 2 as our main platform.

    Should be OK, thought I have only used 1.1 for mobile development.
     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:27 PM