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Topic   mobile website improvements (+ Dark Mode!)

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
* 5-Jan-2022(#1)
I added some features to the mobile website https://m.gametz.com that had been missing.

o You can search and create a new pm from the Private Messages page (links are at the bottom)
o My Offers page has links at the bottom for Offer Settings and creating a new offer.
o My Trades has a link to searching your trades.
o Offer Settings are also linked from the Settings page (gear icon upper right).
o Dark Mode new

Generally speaking the mobile website is being used more and thus I'm more willing to add features to it (if it's feasible/easy to do so). When I had first created the mobile website years ago, I was intentionally limiting features. So, let me know if there's stuff missing and I'll see what I can do.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
5-Jan-2022(#2)
Sweet, thanks @bill - especially since I'm the one who asked just last evening for the new PM option on the PMs page. Quality service indeed!

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
5-Jan-2022(#3)
Yeah, I looked into what you asked for and it was easy. So, I did it. Then saw some other easy stuff I could add...
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
6-Jan-2022(#4)
Thanks for this! love
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#5)
Awesome, thanks!

For a future request, possible to get a mobile dark theme?
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
10-Jan-2022(#6)
I love dark themes too. But, I think the framework I used (years ago) doesn't support it.

I'll look into it, though. Maybe things have changes.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#7)
Man that would be killer! I love the look and feel of the mobile site, but especially at night, that bright white is brutal on the eyes. Thanks!
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
10-Jan-2022(#8)
OK, I managed to get a dark mode that seems pretty good.
Click the gear icon on the top-right then select "Dark Mode" (you can switch back to light in the same spot). Note that it's a subscriber only feature.

I haven't tested it much, so let me know if there are issues.

I may tweak it a bit more. The regular (Light) mode uses some yellow highlights for new badges and such that I didn't even try to bring over to the dark. But, I could try if that seems important. The Light also has gradients for the bars and such, but dark is just pure black, so no gradient.
MrBean
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* 10-Jan-2022(#9)
@bill - so far, so good, you're the man! This is awesome!

Think you'll do this for the desktop version too?
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
* 10-Jan-2022(#10)
The desktop version new/old layout has a color scheme feature that should already have dark options.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#11)
No worries man, I'm loving it already. Any improvements is icing on the cake.
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
* 10-Jan-2022(#12)
I found a simpler and perhaps better way to do dark mode. It has the gradients and uses the blue header and yellow highlights. It's not as dark/black, more like dark greys. But, it's nice, I think.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#13)
That would be nice. The current feel, definitely has a lot of the same, having some variation on the gradient would absolutely look awesome!
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#14)
Using the blue headers for forums looks way better!
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#15)
Also looks like several other changes made. It looks way more sharp.
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
* 10-Jan-2022(#16)
Yeah, I like it this way. I think my work here is done.
Thanks for the suggestion. yes
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#17)
bill wrote:
> Yeah, I like it this way. I think my work here is done.
> Thanks for the suggestion. yes
>

This turned out awesome! So excited for this. Late night, my whole phone is dark... I jump onto GTZ and the white kills my eyes. This is perfect. Amazing how fast you pulled this off. Well done sir, thank you!

Also side note. Did you make the glowing blue effect around the message box (what I'm typing into or is that something chrome is doing? It looks slick!
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
10-Jan-2022(#18)
I actually feel kind of bad because ultimately the change came down to changing one letter from a 'c' to an 'a'. I'm sure people asked for a dark theme way back when I first implemented it, but I didn't see how easily I could do it until I looked at it with fresh eyes today.

I'm not sure where the blue glow comes from exactly. I assume I added it somewhere, but I've lost track. The mobile light & dark and the new layout have it.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jan-2022(#19)
bill wrote:
> I actually feel kind of bad because ultimately the change came down to changing one
> letter from a 'c' to an 'a'.

laughing out loud
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
10-Jan-2022(#20)
Dark mode looks great!
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jan-2022(#21)
My nightly ritual, doing my internet rounds... Ahhhh this is so much better on the eyes! I wish I would have asked sooner. Thanks Bill!
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jan-2022(#22)
I wish every site had a dark mode option.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
11-Jan-2022(#23)
Thanks again Bill, loving the dark mode.

MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
12-Jan-2022(#24)
Hi, just saying, thank you again @bill. Dark mode, has been such a blessing. I love it. How the hell did none of us think to ask for this before? It's fantastic.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
12-Jan-2022(#25)
I'm genuinely curious, how many people use the mobile app?

I've been so stuck in my ways, I just use the GameTZ "retro" theme both on my phone and on PC.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
13-Jan-2022(#26)
I don't use the mobile app, I use the mobile site a good bit though. I used the app for a little while but found I preferred the site and now with the sexy dark mode, I don't think I'll ever go back to the app.

MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
13-Jan-2022(#27)
I love the mobile app for push notifications. Yet when I get the notifications, I still use the mobile site over the app due to being more feature rich and better UI/UX.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Jan-2022(#28)
I literally only use the app for notifications. It almost never actually redirects me to the PM, so I just open it in browser.

You guys like using the mobile site vs regular site on mobile? Maybe I should give it another try.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
13-Jan-2022(#29)
I misspoke before, as I also used to use the app for notifications, but I stopped getting them a while back, maybe I need to reopen and log in... <shrug> I'm on my PC (sitting next to my work machine) enough to check this site there almost too often.
I don't like the main site on mobile, just too small to accurately click on most links w/o first zooming in. Mobile site isn't perfect, but with the dark mode it's easier to view and I can view the forums easy enough - which is 95% of what I do when on mobile.

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
13-Jan-2022(#30)
Frank wrote:
> I'm genuinely curious, how many people use the mobile app?
>


I use it exclusively, rarely use the desk top app anymore these days.

@bill thanks for dark mode! Love it!

SilverOwl
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14-Jan-2022(#31)
I exclusively use the mobile site from the browser. Just got used to it. I don't use the app tho
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
* 14-Jan-2022(#32)
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This is for the last 24 hours, only signed on users.
The percents are of the total but the lines are for a variety of things (there's overlap). The layout ones cover who's using what more or less. e.g. 46% using old layout, 28% mobile layout, 22% new layout, and 3% ionic (the app). https is just for using the secure site.
Kommie
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
(frozen)
14-Jan-2022(#33)
OLD LAYOUT IS KING
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
16-Jan-2022(#34)
Hey @bill, when you had the mobile app in the Apple app store, was it free or 99 cents? I can't remember for sure. There's a lawsuit payout where anyone who charged but received less then $100 could receive a $250 payout.

https://www.smallappdeveloperassistance.com/
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
16-Jan-2022(#35)
free
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
17-Jan-2022(#36)
What is the "Ionic layout"?

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
17-Jan-2022(#37)
It's the app. The app uses the Ionic Framework. It's not a real layout like the others, more of a stripped down thing with some tweaks to respond to JSON requests from the app.
Roll
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
19-Jan-2022(#38)
yo I might just be blind, but I can't find subscriber stuff on the mobile app? 🤔

MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
19-Jan-2022(#39)
Roll wrote:
> yo I might just be blind, but I can't find subscriber stuff on the mobile app? 🤔
>

For dark mode, click cog upper right, you'll see it
Roll
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
19-Jan-2022(#40)
MrBean wrote:
> Roll wrote:
>> yo I might just be blind, but I can't find subscriber stuff on the mobile app?
> 🤔
>>
>
> For dark mode, click cog upper right, you'll see it

I mean like to top up my subscription and change my icon, etc!
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
19-Jan-2022(#41)
@Roll - there was a bug. You should be able to find Subscriber Options off the cog menu now.

Thanks for letting me know. I think I broke it when I added the Dark Mode line.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
19-Jan-2022(#42)
Well this was timely for me to look at sub options and see remaining time...

Your subscription will expire on 16-Nov-2023.
There are 666 days left to your subscription.
You have a gold subscriber icon because you have over a year of subscription time.
Roll
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 19-Jan-2022(#43)
bill wrote:
> @Roll - there was a bug. You should be able to find Subscriber Options off the cog
> menu now.
>
> Thanks for letting me know. I think I broke it when I added the Dark Mode line.

oh okay!! good to know I'm not crazy. thank you for fixing it! love

John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
19-Jan-2022(#44)
Speaking of subscriptions... Bill, does anyone ever mail you a check? Just curious!

I just saw that I'm at exactly 400 days left. I need to up mine so that I don't fall below Gold level! shock
John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
19-Jan-2022(#45)
Ok, there we go.
There are 2,230 days left to your subscription.

Now I feel better!
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
20-Jan-2022(#46)
Yes, I do rarely get a check for subscribing. The last was June 2021. I'd say it's less than 1 per year.
Prime
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20-Jan-2022(#47)
New dark mode is the bewbs!
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
24-Jan-2022(#48)
Whoa, I just realized how much subtime John just bought. shock ... thanks!
willyum
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (17)
11-Feb(#49)
John is the best! love

John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
11-Feb(#50)
willyum wrote:
> John is the best! love

The irony of this statement is amazing. Willyum has been the best for a long, long time. ❤
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
11-Feb(#51)
You are both awesome. love
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Feb(#53)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:

You son of a dog... Now it's stuck, in my head, again!
willyum
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (17)
* 12-Feb(#54)

MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
12-Feb(#55)
willyum wrote:
>
>

haha damnit, and it's back again because I saw a new post here ... time to ignore this thread

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
kevolones
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
25-Feb(#56)
Looove the mobile site!

Topic   mobile website improvements (+ Dark Mode!)