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Dpreview product database now mobile

By dpreview staff on Mar 31, 2012 at 00:33 GMT

We've made our product database available on the mobile version of the site. The addition of the products section (searchable by product name, browsable by brand and product type), is another step towards making the entire site available on-the-go. Our database currently includes cameras, lenses and printers and is probably the most comprehensive on the web. As before, there are small links at the bottom of every page to swap between the mobile and desktop versions.

Comments

Total comments: 39
Lights
By Lights (Apr 4, 2012)

Nice to have thanks. I think black font on white would read better when small...anyway still nice.

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florinandrei
By florinandrei (Apr 3, 2012)

Holy crap, that is awesome. Looks great on the iPhone 4.

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Basco
By Basco (Apr 2, 2012)

good news to all DPR followers/readers

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pellicle
By pellicle (Apr 2, 2012)

great stuff. Of course if you didn't put so much clutter on your site in the first place it would load fine on a mobile in low bandwidth.

but its nice to see an alternative happening :-)

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dsignori
By dsignori (Apr 2, 2012)

You all realize you can just bookmark "m.dpreview.com" on your mobile devices, right? You don't HAVE to go first to the desktop site, then to the mobile site ...

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guinness2
By guinness2 (Apr 2, 2012)

Yes and no, I got used to go to DPR from RSS feed on mobile phone and this leads me to the main page, not m.dpreview.com

Comment edited 24 seconds after posting
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skisagooner
By skisagooner (Apr 1, 2012)

Camera, lenses and printer FEATURE SEARCH on mobile. Nevermind if it looks like desktop. And THEN the forums.

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lester11
By lester11 (Apr 1, 2012)

Hi DPR, Not displaying properly on my HTC TouchPro2 running IE, sadly. Photo of screen in my gallery.

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guinness2
By guinness2 (Apr 1, 2012)

I'd say loudly, PLEASE move that link, which swaps between mobile and normal page version to the TOP OF PAGE from the very bottom. Imagine, how difficult is to find them on mobile device now, if you want to swap to more readable version, not speaking about the fact you have to wait, until the whole page loads, just to leave it. Thanks a lot, well done, otherwise

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 3 minutes after posting
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Ryanide
By Ryanide (Apr 1, 2012)

LOVE IT. Keep up the good work.

I can't wait for the Forums to go to the mobile format, since I use that the most!!! : ) Next Please!??

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
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Saleen1999
By Saleen1999 (Apr 1, 2012)

I totally agree with you. I am rooting for the forums to be next.

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Bilgy_no1
By Bilgy_no1 (Mar 31, 2012)

Great that you're working on the mobile access to the site. I still come across a lot of broken links, which I guess will just take some time to fix.

I like the layout of the the database articles. The sliding product images are nice.

Well done on the mobile version, but I hope you don't forget to work on the desktop version as well. It's a very heavy website, and I experience a lot of misloaded pages. Often, the image comparator tool in the reviews does not work well.

Maybe it's time for some extra bandwith with all these exciting new camera releases...

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rondhamalam
By rondhamalam (Mar 31, 2012)

show us with movie please (youtube, vimeo)

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spirel
By spirel (Mar 31, 2012)

is it available for android or WP7 ? I need this application !

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Josh Hays
By Josh Hays (Apr 2, 2012)

It's a website, so it's available on any device that has a browser.

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falconeyes
By falconeyes (Mar 31, 2012)

Tapatalk for DPReview?

No mobile version of the forum pls. Not with the good forum APPs there are ...

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jaylive
By jaylive (Mar 31, 2012)

forums please! asap! thanks!

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Saijem
By Saijem (Mar 31, 2012)

Will it be available for iPad ?

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Mar 31, 2012)

It's a site, so yes. http://m.dpreview.com/products

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Lift Off
By Lift Off (Mar 31, 2012)

Awesome. Please keep working on this and adding new sections available for mobile.

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Mar 31, 2012)

Great effort but needs work. It doesn't line out well on my galaxy s. Also when you try to search "type here to search" doesn't go away. I had to delete it first. When the search field is active (blinking cursor), it scrolls the list back to the top whenever you lift your finger(annoying).

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plastic ram
By plastic ram (Mar 31, 2012)

How about an ap? while it's available online - something designed for an ap would be great when travelling.

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PinasKayGanda
By PinasKayGanda (Mar 31, 2012)

yupp, an app asap would be much appreciated!

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Apr 1, 2012)

An app would still need a data connection, since it won't contain the entire database. So no real difference between an app and a site. You van just make a shortcut for the database section on your home screen and it will behave just like an app which you never need to update.

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Cailean Gallimore
By Cailean Gallimore (Mar 31, 2012)

Perfect for use on the Samsung Galaxy Note!

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MGJA
By MGJA (Mar 31, 2012)

Very good. I would personally prefer smaller spacing and more controls, but this is a fine resource to have indeed. Thank you, DPR!

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tabloid
By tabloid (Mar 31, 2012)

Mobile phones are really to small for this sort of thing......but I'm still all for it.

Im hoping that Apples new iPhone 5 when it comes out will be a bigger version than the 4s....then thing will be a bit easier to read.
Keep up the good work DP, your hands on camera reviews are amazing.

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Yanko Kitanov
By Yanko Kitanov (Mar 31, 2012)

Hmm, mobile would more logically mean integrated into a separate app...

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JacobGreen
By JacobGreen (Mar 31, 2012)

great,

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Octane
By Octane (Mar 31, 2012)

it took us 10-15 years to get web pages to look interesting and make them useful and use features our computers offer.

Now we have to find ways to get it all 'dumbed down' for mobile devices again (and create parallel mobile versions) until they become powerful enough to handle good web sites again. History repeats itself. :)

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Bilgy_no1
By Bilgy_no1 (Mar 31, 2012)

Actually, as a user I prefer to look at lightly designed websites. That does not mean 'dumbed down' at all.

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Robert Hoy
By Robert Hoy (Apr 1, 2012)

I agree. Apps are just portions of fully functional websites. My "mobile" solution is a full features netbook. I have no problems viewing websites as they were intended to be viewed with it.

I won't pay $30/month to view web data on a 4 inch phone when I can pay $50/month for a mobile hotspot and use a 11.5 inch netbook.

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stefano888
By stefano888 (Mar 31, 2012)

Wow!!! Keep the excellent work!

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willthompson
By willthompson (Mar 31, 2012)

The 'Mobile Site' link doesn't seem to work on Windows Phones? I get redirected to the dpreview.com/device/mobile page and then get dumped out to the normal site. I assume you're not interpreting the Mobile IE browser properly?

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John Carson
By John Carson (Mar 31, 2012)

Good work. Having just bought my first decent phone one week ago, I'm very pleased to see this happening.

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cdidd
By cdidd (Mar 31, 2012)

So you could waste time meticulously comparing gear specs on the go!

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Don Wiss
By Don Wiss (Mar 31, 2012)

I'd like to see the database include external flashes.

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Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (Mar 31, 2012)

+1

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Gustavo Acosta
By Gustavo Acosta (Mar 31, 2012)

nice

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Total comments: 39