Last post Mar 16, 2010 10:46 AM by DKB
Mar 15, 2010 10:32 PM|DKB|LINK
Hello I need advice in which course to take in these senarios. I want to take my website to mobile devices, It will contain a database. I need to be able to present the data to the devices in a nice looking UI. Is there something I can drop in to my aspx
page on load event so that the browser is detected and it sees that it's a device or other wise, and display the proper ui and controls. I am all new to mobile devices and only a beginer at programing.
Mar 16, 2010 12:32 AM|ammd|LINK
Please google for asp.net mobile controls. ASP.NET mobile has been designed to work with most devices and can detect the type of device to work with.
Hope this helps.
Have not started on asp.net mobile yet but looking into it myself.
Mar 16, 2010 02:43 AM|matrixvibe|LINK
I need to be able to present the data to the devices in a nice looking UI. Is there something I can drop in to my aspx page on load event so that the browser is detected and it sees that it's a device or other wise, and display the proper ui and controls.
Couple of things here.
1) No need to do any changes to the Page Load event of all your existing pages to detect whether your website is being accessed from mobile device or standard browser.
2) Create seperate set of Mobile pages with optimized views for mobile devices. To do this it is very important that you have detailed information about the mobile devices that is accessing your website, which helps you to customize few areas of the pages as
per the mobile device.
To achieve above please have a look at
http://www.51degrees.mobi/Products/NETMobileAPI/tabid/86/Default.aspx it is a free ASP.NET mobile api which helps to integrate mobile devices with existing and future web
sites. It makes use of WURFL device database which is widely-accepted as the most advanced and up-to-date mobile device database available.
It has add-in for .NET web sites that'll automatically determine if a mobile device is accessing the site and redirect it to mobile specific content. You do not have to update any of your existing asp.net pages for same.
Once integrated into a web site, the API will parse device data and store it in memory during the first request. Every time a mobile page is requested, .NET standard browser capabilities are enhanced using the mobile device data to override original values.
It gives detailed more accurate information of mobile capabilities such as screen width, screen height, colour depth, brand, model etc. helping you to customize your webpages for the mobile device accessing your web site.
Hope above helps.
Mar 16, 2010 10:46 AM|DKB|LINK
Are these my only options I would like to see more input. I visited the site recomended and it seems to be a great idea but I don't want to dive right into things before I consider most options straight away.