What happened to TMO on AvantGo?

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    Posted: 16 December 2008 12:59 PM

    It no longer updates.  What’s up?

    ~aviduser

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    Posted: 29 December 2008 11:57 AM #1

    aviduser - 16 December 2008 04:59 PM

    It no longer updates.  What’s up?

    ~aviduser

    Seriously!!  Can’t anyone tell me why it no longer updates?

    ~avid

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    Posted: 05 January 2009 01:47 PM #2

    I have emailed TMO staff and posted here and nobody is responding to me.  What is up with this?

    I’d sure appreciate it if someone could let me know why TMO on AvantGo has not updated since November 29, 2008.

    Thanks.

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    Posted: 05 January 2009 01:55 PM #3

    That was when the site changed over to a different engine. Maybe it is not compatible with AvantGo? Is there any setting that you can redo on your end that might kick-start it?

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    Posted: 05 January 2009 02:56 PM #4

    Is it the forums that aren’t updating, or the stories on the front page?

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    Posted: 05 January 2009 10:27 PM #5

    The forums do not appear on AvantGo.  Just the front page with the news updates.  Really like reading that, esp. with MacWorld coming up.

    Thanks for your response.  BTW, I have done what I can do with AG and can’t seem to get it to re-sync.

    Cheers,

    aviduser

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    Posted: 06 January 2009 12:23 PM #6

    Is there a mobile-accessible web link for TMO?  Something scaled down on graphics for mobile devices?

    AvantGo’s edition is the MacObserver Mobile Edition . . . is there a url for that edition?

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    Posted: 07 January 2009 04:23 PM #7

    Hi aviduser,

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve had problems reaching a staff members.  I try to stay on top of the Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions forum (where I’ve moved this topic to).  I’ll let the staff know we may want to re-do the contact page to better direct people’s email.

    As far as I know, we haven’t used AvantGo since 2007, but I can see that our legacy links that you would still have been working until we migrated systems December 1st.  I don’t think we have any plans to use AvantGo anymore. 

    We do support RSS.
    All TMO Articles
    By Topic/Feature
    All Forum Posts
    Posts Per Forum (for example: Infinite Loop)

    I am currently developing an iPhone version of TMO which would work on various mobile devices. 

    I hope this is helpful, and please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.

    [ Edited: 07 January 2009 04:29 PM by Stephen Swift ]      
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    Posted: 07 January 2009 06:07 PM #8

    Would it be possible to either re-up with AvantGo (what’s involved anyway?), or to create a mobile-browser-friendly site (for example this TreoCentral site: http://treo.treocentral.com)?

    It is useful to read the day’s stories on my Treo without all the bells & whistles.  I was able to add the TreoCentral site to AvantGo with a link depth of 1 so that I can see the headlines and read the stories. 

    I don’t know how many other Observers read TMO through AvantGo, but this one reads it religiously every day.

    Cheers,

    avid

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    Posted: 08 January 2009 12:20 PM #9

    Yes, we are developing a mobile version.  It won’t be exactly the same as we had before, but I’ll keep in mind that the old one worked well.  I’ll let you know when it’s done.  Thanks for the feedback!