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suggested by Rui C
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Hi guys,
 
One thing that I absolutely miss is the ability to use codebase on my iphone or ipad.
 
Although I'm developing a mobile app using codebase API I'd like to see a responsive design on the website.

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Comments (10)

  • i think responsive would be a waste of resources over a dedicated mobile version of the site that removes or hides/changes some functionality that dont make sense to do/view on a mobile device, i like the idea of an app but it seems to make more sense to do it web app style as then they dont have to worry about specific app store approval processes and the delays that entails on dev and releasing updates
     
    a mobile friendly design is a good thing though, but i'm not sure of the merits of making the existing design responsive as i suspect the usage profile between mobile and desktop are fairly different - eg mobile you might more than likely want to update a ticket than edit a file in a repo or view detailed diff info in a commit

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    posted by Anthony S
  • Having a mobile friendly dashboard couldn't hurt but I think graceful degradation would play a big part in this as to avoid the unnecessary over head that a system like CodeBase would naturally inherit when attempting to maintain current functionality. A separate mobile web app I think is a good suggestion, there's nothing on CodeBase that could be improved by leveraging native hardware (apart from perhaps a few bells and whistles) and if you went down the rabbit hole I think there would be a lot of maintenance work as well as the standard iOS and Android developments.
     
    My vote is a mobile friendly dashboard with degradation and a separate feature rich mobile web app, 

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    posted by Joshua C
  • I'm trying to understand Anthony's comment but I can't figure out where you stand.
     
    Could you clarify your opinion please?
     
    But on one thing I understad, I totally agree. The use cases for a mobile usage are completely different. The app I'm developing will reflect that.

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    posted by Rui C
  • I'm trying to understand Anthony's comment but I can't figure out where you stand.
     
    Could you clarify your opinion please?
     
    But on one thing I understad, I totally agree. The use cases for a mobile usage are completely different. The app I'm developing will reflect that.
    Yeah for sure - i don't like the idea of responsive on the basis of:
    it generally takes a LOT of time to get right, particularly after having built the theme/design
    i dont think it can be done in any nice way with codebase without affecting the current design right now (i may be very wrong on this)
     
    I'm much more in preference of a dedicated mobile site in web app form (not device native) because the design can be focused  to the mobile device market rather than try to shoe-horn the existing thing in a way that works
    you can focus on the features that work well on mobile and either lose or cut down the features that wouldn't work well on a mobile device  - for example you probably dont want to try and browse a repository on an iphone, but you may want to quickly add or update a ticket on an iphone

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    posted by Anthony S
  • Thank you Anthony, your answer is very clear right now.
     
    Indeed adapting the current design into a mobile friendly version would be a lot of work, I know. But honestly as a web developer at this day and age I wouldn't expect anything less from any web service. At some point my frustration led me to start hacking away on a custom CSS file to override the current design. Some progress was made but I've given up on that. Right now I'm developing a native app, its easier and cleaner and focusing on more on planning and ticket updating other than code review and others.
     
    I really wonder if creating and maintaining a second mobile specific site would be easier / cheaper than redesigning the current app with a responsive design.
     
    I'd love to hear more feedback on this, specially from the team that created codebase.

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    posted by Rui C
  • ... Although mobile users are very important to us, they make up a small number of users...
     
    Jack although I actually agree with you, I'm wondering how do you guys estimate the number of mobile users...

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    posted by Rui C
  • More to the point I think its a case of 'build it and they will come'... not 'let them come then build it'. I think if I had the option I would be much more inclined to use my phone. I have a few times and found the experience... well not great in all honesty. But its good to hear web apps are in the pipeline.

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    posted by Joshua C
  • For what it's worth, I think my boss would use Codebase more often if it would work better (at all?) on his iPhone. He's an email-kinda guy.

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    posted by Daniel M
  • Hi,
    Have there been any updates on this? I'm using codebase more and more from my phone to deal with discussions and tickets so a simple mobile friendly UI would be great.
    Cheers
    Chris

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    posted by Chris B
  • The iphone app is sufficient enough for this, I use it quite alot on my 6+ when out and about, although 3rd party it utilises the codebase API so all good.

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    posted by Alex B