iPhone and Android support on Pages
April 1, 2009
We're happy to announce a new feature on Dabble DB. Dabble Pages are now optimized for mobile use on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as on all Android devices.
There's no special configuration nor any settings to change. Existing pages will already be optimized and will now display in a different format on mobile devices. The main differences are that certain elements are hidden by default, to be revealed by a
click tap, and we've adjusted font sizes to be more legible on the small, high-density screens that these mobile devices feature.
Here's a regular Page as seen in your desktop browser:
The same page as seen on the iPhone is at right. Note how certain elements — navigation to other Pages, for example, and view filters — are now hidden behind links to save space. Tapping Menu opens the navigation menu as a pop-up, and tapping Toggle Filters will reveal the filters (no page reload required).
If your Page includes both a view and a form, handy links will appear to scroll you from the top of one to the other. In addition to bigger fonts, form elements are also enlarged for the small screen and because of this, even if you have specified multiple columns for your form, they will be shown in a single column on the mobile device. This should make it much easier to enter and edit data on the go.
Mobile support has been requested by a number of our customers. We hope you enjoy it!