Posted by: Terry
Subject: FunTrivia / iPhones / iPads
Date: Oct 12 11
Well I finally joined the apple cult and picked up an iPad the other day, and immediately fell in love with it.
I've thought long and hard (for a couple of years to be honest) about creating app store apps for the website, but it always seemed a little silly for us to build something that will quickly go out of date, or something that duplicates what we've already got on this site.
For those who didn't know, we do have a mobile version of FunTrivia which appears on iPhones. Simply go to www.funtrivia.com in the browser.
The mobile version strips out a lot of unnecessary text, and makes answering quizzes easier. You can actually play many of our games just fine using it. Since Apple hates Flash, you can't play quizzes in "Game mode", but all of the HTML quizzes work fine.
I've built in a "Quick Question" feature to the mobile site, so that when you're bored waiting in a line you can whip out your phone, head to funtrivia.com and answer some questions.
The iPad is much the same, and the site looks pretty good on it given the large display.
I will be tweaking things to work even better with the iPad now that I've got one to play with. For example, I will hide links to stuff that doesn't work such as the flash interfaces.
You can also add FunTrivia to your "home screen" on both the iPad and iPhone. Simply click the "arrow" or "plus" button from within safari browser, and select "add to home screen". It's pretty cool.
As for Android, I'll probably enable our iPhone mobile application on those devices so that you get a better small screen experience.
FunTrivia on other tablet products should work just fine too (perhaps better if they support flash!).
Anyway, hope you explore FunTrivia on your devices as well as your PCs!
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