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Mobile browser optimized site: need section update

While I love looking at Chowhound on my iPod Touch (same apps as the iPhone), the mobile optimized version of the site hasn't been updated for the new geographic areas. For the NYC area, that means Tristate is still an option (but there are no new posts) and "New York State" is not on the list.

I suspect this is true with the other new geographic sections, too.

Any chance you can update the mobile pages to match the current sections?


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  1. what optimized version? I didn't know there was one.

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      1. re: kpzoo

        oh. that. Useless if you don't live in California or NY, it seems.

    1. Seconded - I like using the mobile site too and "Southwest" doesn't yet have the new Houston area included.

      1. Well, I had no idea this thing worked, for big cities. Here in Southern Oregon, at the Ca. border, all I get is LA
        & SF. :(

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        1. re: bbqboy

          I'm not sure what you mean. There are chowhound boards for "Greater Seattle" and "Metro Portland" as well as "Pacific Northwest".

          You can currently only get the latter on the mobile site. Elisa515 and I are pointing out that, amongst others, the Seattle and Portland boards aren't accessible.

          1. Earlier this a.m. California included all of CA including SF Bay and LA.

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            1. re: Stephanie Wong

              Still no update for the NYC Metro Area

              1. re: Elisa515

                ... and still no update for Southwest area either.

              2. re: Stephanie Wong

                I vastly prefer the regular site view to mobile but checked it this morning to see if there'd been any improvements. None apparent to me. And the California section does not include the new board breakout for San Diego.

              3. Bump again.

                If one of the team could maybe confirm that it's either "being looked at" or "will never happen" that would be fine.

                1. I honestly don't even bother with CH on my phone because it's so useless. I really wish it had a better mobile site or even app, because it would be great to be able to get to CH on the go, but I just use Yelp when I'm not at my computer.

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                  1. re: JasmineG

                    I skip the mobile app and use the full page view. I find this site actually works quite well in regular view on the iPhone. I also prefer full page view because I can reply to posts as I'm reading and the site keeps track of what's new and what I've already read. I tend to go to the Restaurants & Bars tab to search for info when I'm on the go.

                    Yes, I do wish that there were a better mobile app though. It's kinda weird that the Managing Editor recommends these 9 iPhone apps for finding restaurant information,
                    http://www.chow.com/blog/2010/06/9-re... , and this site has nothing to offer. Maybe this market research will pay off in a better Chowhound app some day.

                    1. re: Melanie Wong

                      See, I've tried that before, but it always kicks me back to the mobile version whenever I go to a new page or do a search, and it's gotten so frustrating that I just stopped using it altogether. Does it still do that?

                      1. re: JasmineG

                        No. It's quite rare that the page reverts to mobile view, usually only after a reset or if I've been kicked out and have to log back in.

                  2. Bump. Also, no login to MyChow from Mobile optimized.