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Insane Ninja [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, August 30, 2007
7 years ago12,235 views

Viewing a published google docs file through opera mobile on wm6).. i saw a mobile version of the page, WITH editing links. As well as a link to docs.google.com/m , a 404 page now

yesterday the same file was displayed through the google mobile filter

I'm still using my mongul.. excuse the punctuation and such.

Insane Ninja [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

using copy paste.. this is at the bottom of the document
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Google Docs – Web word processing and spreadsheets..
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View Docs & Spreadsheets in:
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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Great stuff! I was just thinking this morning how useful it would be to have Docs and Spreadsheets available on my mobile to read / write stuff while I'm on the move.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I can't imagine a rich-text editor for (my) mobile phone.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Excellent!

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I don't think it will be more than "read-only" because of the complexity to modify a rich-text on mobile device. But it is still possible that google build a Java client (as for Gmail) that will allow "Read-Write" access to docs.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Lets hope for the best.. ;)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Prehaps the GPhone will have write access to GDocs. (If Google made the phone OS, then why not?)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Here's a good mobile interface. FWIK, docs can be read on mobile phones.

docs.google.com/API/IGoogle?up ...

or: tinyurl.com/2zx7qp

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Having just tried the link Ionut's provided, I can view my documents on my mobile and get a similar footer to Insane Ninja:

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   Docs Home

   Leave us feedback
   Help & Terms
   Google Home

   View Docs & Spreadsheets in:
   Mobile | Desktop

Mobile is already selected and unlinked. Clicking "Docs Home" takes me to docs.google.com/m which produces a 404 Not Found error.

They're doing this using content negotiation based on the user agent as the URL is exactly the same – and changing my user agent in Firefox to the same as my phone also produces this version.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I changed the user agent to Nokia6600 (johnbokma.com/mexit/2004/04/24 ...), but I can't see it.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Here's my user agent string from my Nokia N73:

Mozilla/5.0+
(SymbianOS/9.1;+U;+[en];+NokiaN73-1/3.0638.0.0.1+Series60/3.0)
+AppleWebKit/413+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Safari/413

(Remove line breaks, of course.)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Cool, it works. It's read-only, but it looks better than the GWT version.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

For reference:


img59.imageshack.us/img59/2585 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Excellent!-er.

Insane Ninja [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

it seems i'm a victim of features...

when i switch my phone to a non filtered view, the editing links disappear. Looks like the opera browser (in fit-to-screen mode) ignores css-hiding commands. The only news here is that google documents now have a moble display. with hidden editing links.

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