Today, everyone uses many different devices. Desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones… At Netvibes, our philosophy has always been to provide the optimal experience based on the size and resolution of your screen, rather than just what type of device you use. After all, there are big tablets and small tablets, large smartphones and tiny net-books.
So instead of compromising our dashboard experience on smaller screens by cramming it all in, we decided to create a new reader-focused experience. That’s why we’re focusing on a unified dashboard experience for larger screens (laptops, tablets) and starting today, a new mobile reader for smartphones with smaller screens.
Now whatever device you use, you can just go to: mobile.netvibes.com
A lot of developers are using our UWA (Universal Web App API) to build simple web widgets. But did you know that the core of Netvibes.com–dashboards and apps–is now coded using UWA2, our latest version?
Since 2007, UWA has pioneered the concept of “write once, deploy everywhere” enabling developers to create simple universal web widgets that work on all browsers and desktops. Today, however, most people own and use multiple devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet), with different screen sizes and operating systems — and they expect robust, native app experiences across each device.
Enter the new UWA2. We’ve enhanced UWA2 internally to help our developers code the next generation of Netvibes.com to ensure that all our dashboards and apps work seamlessly across all devices and screensizes, and enable more robust app features (ie. touch, charting, analytics, security and much more). We also did it to save an enormous amount of time coding and updating different native apps across a growing number of devices and display sizes.
Super excited to announce our Premium Dashboards are now accessible on iPad, iPhone (yes 4 as well!), iPod Touch and Android.
Get ready for non stop brand monitoring or e-Reputation management, from one device to another with real-time synchronisation of what was read and what’s left to be followed. Never miss a moment, never miss anything important.
Try this example.
Want yours? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a Netvibes representative in your region
As promised last week we have a preview of the iPad version you can now freely access. No need to leave your email address or enter a special invitation code, just grab your iPad and go to http://ipad.netvibes.com
Today, the highly anticipated Apple iPad goes on sale across Europe, Japan and Australia.
I’m happy to share with you a screenshot of our upcoming Netvibes on iPad. As you can see it below, it’s a web site designed and optimized for this device which will bring you all the features you already love on your computer today, like the smartreader view with list, expanded and mosaic layouts, read/unread status and all your favorite widgets at your fingertips.
And it’s coming up! The first beta of Netvibes on iPad should be open as early as next week!
Of course we are also working on updating the existing Wap and iPhone versions and bringing you an Android one.
- The partnership will bring Netvibes’ widget platform to millions of mobile users across Europe, Middle East and Africa for the first time
- Content providers will have access to Orange’s 130 million mobile customers
Orange and Netvibes today announced a partnership to bring the world’s largest collection of mobile widgets to all types of mobile phone user across an extensive range of handsets. Netvibes’ huge catalogue of nearly 200,000 real-time widgets will be available on Orange widgets, a service featuring on 80% of handsets shipped by Orange. It will also be available on djinngo mobile, an Orange service open to any mobile phone user in the world. And soon, mobile widgets will be available to Orange customers in the recently launched Orange Application Shop
Last week, we introduced the Multiple Personalized Pages that allows you to create a Personalized Page for each aspect of your digital life. We just upgraded the mobile version of Netvibes so you can access these pages on the go too. As usual, the mobile website is available at http://m.netvibes.com/. It should work with any WAP 2.0 handset and Webkit-enabled devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberries and Android phones.
Depending on your phone capabilities, you will get either the basic or the advanced mobile website.
Switching to another page with the basic version
With the basic version, your Page list is displayed at the bottom of every page. Simply select your page and click “Go” to access the desired page.
Switching to another page with the advanced version
With the advanced version, taping on the page title will unfold the Page list. Simply tap on the page name to open it.
If you encounter any problem with the mobile version of Netvibes, send us a message at http://www.netvibes.com/static.php?show=feedback.
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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