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Going mobile: netvibes in your pocket


We are pleased to announce that we just improved our mobile and introduced a brand new iPhone version of netvibes. You can now access your page from any mobile phone.

Just try it. Once again we tried to make it very simple, just being able to browse all your tabs, feeds, webnotes, todo-lists, search modules, and some essential applications widgets like Facebook (with photos), email, Twitter, del.icio.us all in one.

Now you can also browse netvibes Universe on your mobile ! For example, you can check Techcrunch mobile Universe at http://m.netvibes.com/techcrunch

Netvibes goes iPhone.

The iPhone version is an opportunity to extend our Universal Widget API to the iPhone. You can now experience your netvibes with your fingertips and all the UWA widgets created by the Developer community are now iPhone powered !

You can give it a try even if you are not lucky enough to have an iPhone at http://iphone.netvibes.com (tip: rumour has it that the iPhone version works on some other mobile phones)

Try it, you’ll love it !

To give it a try, just go to http://m.netvibes.com and sign in with your regular account and voila, netvibes follows you everywhere.

Enjoy and let us know any improvements you would like to see, for our next update!

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98 Responses to “Going mobile: netvibes in your pocket”

  1. #1 | mcglinch | August 31st, 2007 at 13:30

    well done. you just made my phone earn its keep.

  2. #2 | fraNcesco | August 31st, 2007 at 14:15

    Improve the bookmark section… I use it about 80% of the time and in my opinion it’s the most used by Netvibes users.

  3. #3 | Vidar Andersen | August 31st, 2007 at 14:19

    Thank you guys for this major improvement!

    However m.netvibes.com seems to not work with Opera Mini v. 3.0.6666 on a BlackBerry 8700g. The only thing showing is the footer with ‘log out’ and ‘help’.

    Is this bug related to my version of Opera Mini or do you have any other suggestions?

  4. #4 | jeff | August 31st, 2007 at 14:41

    I’ve been using this for the past week or so, must’ve stumbled onto it! Works great on my Nintendo DS…

  5. #5 | Craig T. | August 31st, 2007 at 15:58

    Good work. It works great on my LG VX8600 (the m.netvibes.com version). However, please give me the option to click on the link for my Pop e-mail just like the full and IPhone version. Keep up the good work. Netvibes is great.

  6. #6 | Kenny DiFiore | August 31st, 2007 at 16:03

    Do UWA Widgets work on the iPhone? I don’t have an iPhone to test it out but I tried to view the iphone.netvibes.com site on my Windows Mobile 6 PDA and saw my UWA widgets but they just had "Loading…" and I couldn’t edit any preferences. On the m.netvibes.com site they don’t show up at all. Thanks for the info.

  7. #7 | François Hodierne | August 31st, 2007 at 16:23

    The UWA widgets are supported on the Iphone, but it’s a particular platform and for example there is some issues with iframes and Flash is not supported.

    UWA widgets are rendered through an iframe (like in Netvibes) but the ugly scrollbars that you can see on your regular browser will be nicely handled automatically by the Iphone browser.

    You can’t edit preferences yet (it’s read only).

  8. #8 | HighTechDad | August 31st, 2007 at 16:28

    Great job! Guess it was launched yesterday…I blogged it then:
    weblog.techdad.net/2007/0…

  9. #9 | JozB | August 31st, 2007 at 16:52

    Thanks so much Netvibes team! I’m using in my Opera 4 beta 2.

  10. #10 | Ingo | August 31st, 2007 at 17:12

    Doesn’t work with my Blackberry Pearl 8100 and Opera 4 beta – "There is no match in the database [...]".

  11. #11 | EH | August 31st, 2007 at 18:28

    Thanks guys, this works pretty well on my Treo. There doesn’t seem to be a way to mark a block/fee as read from the page itself though, is this by design?

  12. #12 | EH | August 31st, 2007 at 18:28

    fee == feed

  13. #13 | EH | August 31st, 2007 at 18:29

    There also seems to be a 1px pagewidth overhang, causing a horizontal scrollbar to appear.

  14. #14 | tubby17 | August 31st, 2007 at 19:27

    Excellent work as always. Looks great on my crappy razr, but one question: is there a way to save the login information? It is a hassle to have to enter it via my phone keypad each time i visit. Other than that, INCREDIBLE work.

  15. #15 | Maurice | August 31st, 2007 at 19:32

    tubby17: it should remember your authentication if your mobile accepts cookies. If you still have problems, don’t hesitate to contact the support team: http://www.netvibes.com/static.p...

  16. #16 | mw | August 31st, 2007 at 23:58

    when do we get to create our own universes?

  17. #17 | Joe Macaluso | September 1st, 2007 at 02:33

    This is great on my Sidekick. It would be perfect if I could increase the font size since it is terribly small on my display.

  18. #18 | Noah | September 1st, 2007 at 04:40

    Thanks! Works great on my N95 with the exception of some pages that report out of memory.

    The only thing better than this would be an offline netvibes, like what Widsets are doing for mobiles.

  19. #19 | Gianni | September 1st, 2007 at 10:55

    Have been using this for a couple of days – since the alert appeared on my regular Netvibes page.
    For my Nokia N95 the "m" page defaults to the "iphone" one – I am not sure I like the latter more (e.g. bigger fonts eat up a lot of screen real estate), but haven’t been able to test the "m" version, so I don’t really know.

    Also here I get the odd "out of memory" message.

    Now I’m waiting for mobile Pownce…

  20. #20 | Maurice | September 1st, 2007 at 14:20

    eduard: you can set any tab as your startpage by bookmarking this particular tab.

    Noah, Gianni: the lightweight "basic" version is available on wap.netvibes.com/

  21. #21 | ososxe | September 3rd, 2007 at 13:49

    Both versions (m & iphone) work flawlessly on my HTC S200 under Opera Mobile (Haven’t tried yet on IE and Opera Mini).

  22. #22 | Tomek | September 3rd, 2007 at 14:38

    Thanks so much Netvibes team! I’m also using it in my Opera 4. Regards

  23. #23 | zarkdav | September 3rd, 2007 at 15:41

    I was able to use it on Saturday.

    Now, from Opera Mini, all I get is a generic netvibes with only a "Général" tab. Following the logout link does nothing.

    From my SE K750i default browser, I get the login screen, but when I submit the info it just refreshes back to the same page.

  24. #24 | juanjux | September 4th, 2007 at 00:36

    Nokia N73 + Nokia Browser (I prefer it to Opera mini or Opera Symbian) = Out of memory after little use.

    I want a phone with more memory :-(

  25. #25 | björn | September 4th, 2007 at 14:17

    pop3 doesnt work on my nokia n73, rest works fine although some tabs doesn´t seem to be loaded completely.

    cheers

    björn

  26. #26 | dirkhaim | September 4th, 2007 at 15:56

    iphone version is the default for my Nokia Webbrowser on my Nokia E65, but it’s a bit slow

    on my Opera Mobile (on the same E65) the default is the minimal version, and when I access the iphone version it crashes

  27. #27 | dirkhaim | September 4th, 2007 at 15:59

    correction, now it doesn’t crash on Opera mobile, but it doesn’t display right at all

    also, if you can make it so it will try to fit itself to the screen size on the Nokia browser, it would be great

  28. #28 | Jeremy | September 4th, 2007 at 22:34

    Great job guys!!! this work perfectly on my samsung i320…

  29. #29 | canada | September 5th, 2007 at 18:37

    Is anyone experiencing issues with the blackberry 8300 Curve on the Rogers Network. I cannot get the videos to play. Assistance would be appreciated.

  30. #30 | Himanshu Jain | September 6th, 2007 at 12:35

    The iPhone version works with my Mozilla Firefox too !!

  31. #31 | Babyfoon | September 14th, 2007 at 12:44

    Using this for like two weeks now. works great on the road with my sony ericsson mobile. Hopefully soon on my iphone as well :)

    Thanks!

  32. #32 | myles | September 19th, 2007 at 07:40

    works great on my HTC Touch. Couple of usability improvements would be:

    – when I read an actual feed item – I want to be able to go back to ‘all tabs’ – so it’s simply adding a link to m.netvibes.com/tabs on all pages – both at the top and the bottom of each page

    Do these (simple?) things and you will have a ROCKING product my friends. At the moment is only freakin awesome!

    – when I read an article I like and want to save (it may have urls to non-mobile sites that I want to check when I am back at my PC) i want to be able to bookmark that feed item to read later. The Mobile Google Reader allows me to add a ‘star’ to a feed item which I can them get access to when I look at Google Reader on a PC.

    – I am not too fussed by ‘previous tab’ links on the pages – its not how I broswe – so this reinforces my preference to go to ‘all tabs’ from any where

  33. #33 | china-tour | September 20th, 2007 at 11:36

    since official iphone is not on sale till now
    i am using the cracked iphone here
    but it seems doesn’t work well in visiting this mobile netvibes
    what a pity!

  34. #34 | Canli | September 21st, 2007 at 13:25

    Is anyone experiencing issues with the blackberry 8300 Curve on the Rogers Network. I cannot get the videos to play. Assistance would be appreciated.

  35. #35 | Jeux video | September 22nd, 2007 at 11:35

    when I read an article I like and want to save (it may have urls to non-mobile sites that I want to check when I am back at my PC) i want to be able to bookmark that feed item to read later. The Mobile Google Reader allows me to add a ‘star’ to a feed item which I can them get access to when I look at Google Reader on a PC.,,

    the mobile google reader=?

  36. #36 | Chris | September 23rd, 2007 at 00:30

    Netwibes in our pocket? which systesm does it support?

  37. #37 | Gualha | September 25th, 2007 at 14:37

    Nice improvement!

    Be careful about portuguese translation.

    The yellow box (notitication in my netvibes) is showing "discubra" whe the correct word is "descubra"

  38. #38 | Sierra | September 29th, 2007 at 13:35

    From my SE K750i default browser, I get the login screen, but when I submit the info it just refreshes back to the same page. Regards

  39. #39 | hikaye | October 24th, 2007 at 21:22

    thank you very good team

  40. #40 | Mobilehavoc | October 26th, 2007 at 14:34

    Issue with the iPhone version for me since the beta. When I click on a feed such as lets say Engadget (I see you have that in one of your screenshots as well) it will bring up the article correctly but the Safari browser loading bar will keep going. The blue bar at the top doesn’t complete, it just sticks at 25% and the little activity circle keeps spinning like the page hasn’t loaded. At first I thought this didn’t matter since I was able to see the article but I’m guessing as a result of this, articles I’ve read don’t get marked as read on regular Netvibes and if I reload iPhone.netvibes.com any articles I’ve read are unread again. It’s almost like when I click on an article it’s not fully loading it. Not sure why this is happening to me.

    Any ideas?

  41. #41 | ars | October 26th, 2007 at 23:39

    I have iPhone and this is very nice post (at least for me) and also illuminating too.

  42. #42 | copper | October 27th, 2007 at 10:11

    thank you very good team

  43. #43 | john cleese | October 27th, 2007 at 10:12

    The iPhone version works with my Mozilla Firefox too !!

  44. #44 | cet | October 29th, 2007 at 00:58

    thank you team

  45. #45 | sohbet | October 30th, 2007 at 15:57

    The UWA widgets are supported on the Iphone, but it’s a particular platform and for example there is some issues with iframes and Flash is not supported.

    UWA widgets are rendered through an iframe (like in Netvibes) but the ugly scrollbars that you can see on your regular browser will be nicely handled automatically by the Iphone browser.

    You can’t edit preferences yet (it’s read only).

  46. #46 | nickler | October 30th, 2007 at 20:50

    when I read an actual feed item – I want to be able to go back to ‘all tabs’ – so it’s simply adding a link to m.netvibes.com/tabs on all pages – both at the top and the bottom of each page

  47. #47 | usome | October 31st, 2007 at 13:49

    thank you team

  48. #48 | Video izle | November 1st, 2007 at 01:17

    The UWA widgets are supported on the Iphone, but it’s a particular platform and for example there is some issues with iframes and Flash is not supported.

    UWA widgets are rendered through an iframe (like in Netvibes) but the ugly scrollbars that you can see on your regular browser will be nicely handled automatically by the Iphone browser.

    You can’t edit preferences yet (it’s read only).

  49. #49 | sohbet odalari | November 2nd, 2007 at 15:49

    The UWA widgets are supported on the Iphone, but it’s a particular platform and for example there is some issues with iframes and Flash is not supported.

    UWA widgets are rendered through an iframe (like in Netvibes) but the ugly scrollbars that you can see on your regular browser will be nicely handled automatically by the Iphone browser.

    You can’t edit preferences yet (it’s read only).

  50. #50 | sohbet odasi | November 2nd, 2007 at 18:36

    when I read an actual feed item – I want to be able to go back to ‘all tabs’ – so it’s simply adding a link to m.netvibes.com/tabs on all pages – both at the top and the bottom of each page

  51. #51 | Ban | November 5th, 2007 at 16:52

    Works flawlessly on my Nokia, but a hell of a loading time here in germany.. Thanks!

  52. #52 | mirc | December 10th, 2007 at 13:11

    Great, I love the widgets. Getting better and better :) Fully agree with Your comment Netvibes is much better right now I voted for them many times and I see real progress. Regards

  53. #53 | mırc | December 10th, 2007 at 13:12

    Great, I love the widgets. Getting better and better :) Fully agree with Your comment Netvibes is much better right now I voted for them many times and I see real progress. Regards

  54. #54 | evden eve nakliyat | December 10th, 2007 at 13:12

    Great, I love the widgets. Getting better and better :) Fully agree with Your comment Netvibes is much better right now I voted for them many times and I see real progress. Regards

  55. #55 | hikaye | December 10th, 2007 at 13:13

    Great, I love the widgets. Getting better and better :) Fully agree with Your comment Netvibes is much better right now I voted for them many times and I see real progress. Regards

  56. #56 | sex | December 10th, 2007 at 13:14

    Great, I love the widgets. Getting better and better :) Fully agree with Your comment Netvibes is much better right now I voted for them many times and I see real progress. Regards

  57. #57 | Mandy | January 21st, 2008 at 14:38

    This is a very useful widget for my PDA. I am going to download this. Great!

  58. #58 | dantel | January 23rd, 2008 at 23:18

    "I tried signing in and get an error saying that my account is not found!!"

    I had the same problem yesterday. But this morning everything was fine again, although very slow right now…

  59. #59 | program indir | January 23rd, 2008 at 23:19

    "I tried signing in and get an error saying that my account is not found!!"

    I had the same problem yesterday. But this morning everything was fine again, although very slow right now…

  60. #60 | oyun hileleri | January 23rd, 2008 at 23:19

    "I tried signing in and get an error saying that my account is not found!!"

    I had the same problem yesterday. But this morning everything was fine again, although very slow right now…

  61. #61 | Autoversicherung Kfz Versicherung | January 28th, 2008 at 11:31

    Works flawlessly on my Nokia, but a hell of a loading time here in germany.. Thanks!

  62. #62 | Private Krankenversicherung | February 2nd, 2008 at 14:07

    Improve the bookmark section… I use it about 80% of the time and in my opinion it’s the most used by Netvibes users.

  63. #63 | automotive repair manual | February 4th, 2008 at 22:45

    When I click on a feed such as lets say Engadget (I see you have that in one of your screenshots as well) it will bring up the article correctly but the Safari browser loading bar will keep going. The blue bar at the top doesn’t complete, it just sticks at 25% and the little activity circle keeps spinning like the page hasn’t loaded. At first I thought this didn’t matter since I was able to see the article but I’m guessing as a result of this, articles I’ve read don’t get marked as read on regular Netvibes and if I reload iPhone.netvibes.com any articles I’ve read are unread again. It’s almost like when I click on an article it’s not fully loading it. Not sure why this is happening to me.

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  74. #74 | Forumcuk | March 7th, 2008 at 17:07

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  75. #75 | Celebrity | March 7th, 2008 at 17:08

    The only thing better than this would be an offline netvibes, like what Widsets are doing for mobiles.

  76. #76 | GINGER SCREWS UP MOBILE | March 12th, 2008 at 13:17

    With the upgrade to Ginger when either iphone.netvibes.com OR m.netvibes.com are open in safari the page load as it normally would with all the feeds showing up in their separate modules. The bad thing now is that when you click on a feed it needs to open in a new browser window. Before you used to be able to view a summary of the article in the same window. These summaries were loaded when the page was loaded so you didn’t have to access the internet (in the case of the iphone "edge") to pull in the summery. This functionality was extremely useful as your able to read through most feeds without having making a call to the internet. This is a big pain and if it doesn’t change I’m going to switch to a reader that it better suited for the iphone

  77. #77 | french property | March 27th, 2008 at 16:13

    Great worked really well with nokia in the uk, a little slow , but the widgets are just great

  78. #78 | Sohbet | March 29th, 2008 at 20:33

    help you to see what content is most valuable to you based on your usage of the feeds that you have installed (amongst other things). so underwhelmed, but still a loyal netvibes user.

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  82. #82 | Jackson | April 15th, 2008 at 11:36

    Thanks so much Netvibes team! I’m also using in my Opera 4 beta 2.

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  84. #84 | komedi | May 11th, 2008 at 14:58

    Could you please make thew background image ‘stretch’ over the whole page. Now you get this white strip at the bottom of the website. It kinda screws up the overall look, especially with the dark theme selected.
    Hope you guys understand what I’m talking about.

  85. #85 | komik resimler | May 11th, 2008 at 14:58

    Could you please make thew background image ‘stretch’ over the whole page. Now you get this white strip at the bottom of the website. It kinda screws up the overall look, especially with the dark theme selected.
    Hope you guys understand what I’m talking about.

  86. #86 | Gordon Watt | May 13th, 2008 at 11:00

    Loads great on my machine, but almost all the tabs are empty? Gmail works, Gcal doesn’t etc… Am I missing something?

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  95. #95 | Youtube | June 29th, 2008 at 22:39

    iphone version is the default for my Nokia Webbrowser on my Nokia E65, but it’s a bit slow

    on my Opera Mobile (on the same E65) the default is the minimal version, and when I access the iphone version it crashes

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