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Why does it specify from Iphone but not from, say Blackberry or other smartphones? And why not from Ipad or from your crappy PC, for that matter?

Asked by zen_ (6268points) September 1st, 2010

Just wondering – does Apple have shares in fluther?

What’s so special about asking a question from Iphone, oh, and does that mean we should disregard grammar, spelling and txtspeak because it’s so tiny and hard to write from them?

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iamthemob's avatar

I would assume your profit-based assumption is the right one. Apple likes to market like a mofo.

harple's avatar

I was just coming to the Meta section to ask about blackberries, and you’ve given me the perfect platform to find out the info without bothering everyone with a question myself, thanks @zen_ !

I’ve got a blackberry (nothing swanky) and although I can get on the site on my phone, it’s slow, cumbersome and definately not a site set up for [my] mobile use… I guessed that there must be an i-phone set up for it that is straightforward and easy to use, but nothing set up for other mobiles?... There is certainly no way I could get as far as asking a question from mine, or even seeing if I have activity or comments etc…

Seaofclouds's avatar

@harple Are you using or the regular Fluther site?

@zen_ I always thought that when it specifcally said from their iPhone they were using the Fluther app on their iPhone.

harple's avatar

@Seaofclouds Ooh, is there a special version?! Great! I’ll check it out, thank you!

timtrueman's avatar

Really it should just say “asked via mobile”. Apple hasn’t given us any money.

janbb's avatar

It’s obviously Apple’s doing, not Fluther’s. E-mails say the same thing.

zen_'s avatar


Smile via crappy PC.

timtrueman's avatar

I’m pretty sure this is what we’re talking about—not email signatures, right @zen_?

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richardhenry's avatar

We have a special version of the website designed for the iPhone, and when posting from the website we record the source. We might change this behaviour in the future.

zensky's avatar

Forgot about that zen. That avatar is apprpriate for today actually.

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