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  1. naman919

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    Anyone been able to use their "mobile" site? I cannot for the life of me get it to recognize the Droid as a mobile phone.

    Doesn't matter the browser or the user agent setting.

    Supposedly it's possible though: Gowalla Hops Onto Android Via The Mobile Web

    Anyone else been able to successfully jump to the mobile site and check-in anywhere?
     
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    I thought the point of these advanced phones with advanced browsers was so you didn't have to go to the limited mobile sites.
     
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    Often times the mobile site is easier to navigate than the full site. Regardless of the gorgeous and large screen on the Droid, if you have a site with many links close to one another, your finger is typically larger than the area you wish to tap. This is highly frustrating...
     
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    Gowalla mobile is used so that you can actually check-in via the phone. I used it yesterday and it worked just fine. I was able to check-in and drop off items via the mobile web.

    BTW for those wondering ... the developer of Gowalla says the Android app is in final development and expect a beta in a few weeks with a release at the end of February.
     
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    This is the biggest selling point for me to get the Droid. Bye Bye to mobile sites... for me at least :)
     
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    Thanks Guys

    That did work. I guess i was setting the dolphin browser to be android/iphone vs desktop in hopes that gowalla would automatically push me to the mobile site.

    Putting the direct url in works. Thanks. I guess i should have tried that. They should still have it direct you to the mobile site but oh well.

    Plus 1 to this. That's exactly why i still use mobile sites sometimes. Even this forum is a PITA to navigate so i find myself on the mobile site alot.

    Excited for the app. Wondering if it'll beat out Foursquare in the end. We'll see i guess. :huh:

    off topic: Signed up for BrightKite and it's really clunky BUT has an android app. Thoughts from anyone else?
     
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    I have a droid and using the m.gowalla.com, but it never locates. It just says locating contantly. How are you guys getting the mobile site to work?