Possible Blackberry friendly site

General Discussions: ASK John: Possible Blackberry friendly site

By skidoodood on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 03:58 pm: Edit Post

John, I know you are a busy man. I remember a thread about some changes/updates to the website in the future. I was wondering if any of these would make it more Blackberry accessible. It would be awesome to be able to get your reports while we were out on trips or even post pics. I understand if you don't get back right away.

Thanks, Jim

By admin on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 04:03 pm: Edit Post


I have no idea what it would take. What would have to be different about the site for a blackberry to use it?


By 1000 on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 04:05 pm: Edit Post

I cannot believe this came up. I just accessed the site on my BB about 2 hours ago. I even got the ALCam to come up. I do not know what it takes to make it BB friendly but I do know you can get on and access some areas. If there is a particular area you want me to try, let me know.

By skidoodood on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 04:26 pm: Edit Post

Unless it may be some setting on my phone I'm missing, but I'm trying it right now, I can get the main page up but can't select anything from the list that is on the left like the Journal, forecasts, etc.

By admin on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 04:32 pm: Edit Post

Perhaps BB's cannot handle frames.

On the main page towards the bottom, there are links to the different sections of the site. Try that and see if it works.


By skidoodood on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 04:39 pm: Edit Post

Actually I was playing with that right after the last post and I couldn't select any of those either even though they looked like links that I could select. Not that big of an issue, just an idea. I know you have other pressing stuff to handle. I'll check and see if there may be something on my end. Thanks

By 1000 on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 05:10 pm: Edit Post

Scroll all the way to the bottom and choose there.

By doospunk on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 10:37 pm: Edit Post

All links work fine on mine.

By skidoodood on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 10:46 pm: Edit Post

Looks like I have some issues on my end......Me, issues.....:-) I'll try to figure it out. Thanks, at least I know it should/does work. And John, I know you hear this all the time, but seriously, thanks for an awesome website.


By crash0 on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:28 am: Edit Post

go into your browser and press the menu key then select options then browser config then check all the boxes and change the emulation mode to ms explorer. This may help.

By 1000 on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:42 am: Edit Post

Let everyone know if this takes care of it. John may then add it to special instructions sometime. :-)

By skidoodood on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:54 am: Edit Post

I'll try a few things and get back to you all.

John, if you want I can move/start this thread in the misc. catagory so you don't keep getting dinged and get back to you when I figure it out.

By admin on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:58 am: Edit Post


I get an e mail for every post on the board and have no problem keeping this thread here.

Hope you get things figured out!


By pkzochow on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 04:51 pm: Edit Post

Make sure you have all the Java settings enabled on your BB. I have used the site on my BB for a few years now and don't have any issues at all.

By skidoodood on Friday, January 09, 2009 - 09:40 am: Edit Post

I'm gonna work on this on my end. Not sure if it has to do with my service provider (Verizon), but I've tried every different setting that you guys recommended including turning every browser option on and still doesn't work. :-( I can bring up the main page, see all the links, just can't select anything, kinda like the main page is view only......weird. I'll let you know what I find when I get it working.......and I WILL!!!! Can't go without my J.D. fix!!!!

By daytonsnogoer on Friday, January 09, 2009 - 04:21 pm: Edit Post

Get an Iphone like I did. Problem solved!!!

By propjockey on Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 04:56 pm: Edit Post


Download and install the web browser called Opera Mini from your Blackberry's proprietary browser. I use Opera for my browser and it rocks. I visit John's site often!

Try this: http://www.opera.com/mini/download/wap/blackberry/

That's all you need my brotha from anotha!


By skidoodood on Monday, January 12, 2009 - 10:52 am: Edit Post

I GOT IT!! :-) :-) Of course it was a stupid setting, still a little difficult getting around, but probably on my end. Still need to tweak a few things. The big hold up.....in the browser settings, under general properties, there is an option to "enable cursor in column view". I had to turn that off. Normally there was a pointer that I used to navigate pages using the scroll ball and then click on an item or link just like a desktop using a mouse. Unchecking this option (above), now I can navigate the page using the scroll ball on the BB kinda like using the page up and down arrows on a regular keyboard and links will automatically highlight and can be selected. Not as easy as using the pointer, but still works, it's a start. Haven't figured out yet though, how to add a message like I am here from my desktop. Can anyone else out there do this? Is it possible? Thanks for everyone's help. I'm finally getting somewhere. If I figure out anything else I'll post here. I guess that's why they call these things "Crack Berrys"! :-)

By propjockey on Monday, January 12, 2009 - 12:11 pm: Edit Post

I entered this post on my 8310 curve using opera mini INSTEAD of using the BB browser. Opera is your easiest method of browsing. Try it!


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