The wife gave me an Android tablet, for my birthday, and I thought it would be another way to visit iKC, when I'm out and about.

Ok, I'm not the most up-to-date or technically savy person on the block;  I'm pretty comfortable on the desk top and have gotten used to using my little netbook, but this "Android" thing is a whole new ball game.

I like it for it's size (7"),  better battery life than the netbook and the ability to use it as an e-book reader, but trying to visit iKC is problematic at best. 

I've tried several different browsers and found only 1 (Opera) that will let me view the site in any format that resembles what I'm used to.  Most only give a small set of views (like the recent activities feed), even when requesting the "Desktop" view.

Opera does give the standard view, but provides a limited functionality.

Steve has said that Ning is working on a portable version, but that's in the future.

So..., with all the "Android" phones and tablets out there, what's everyone else using to view iKC?





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Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 5, 2013 at 14:22


I hate having to re-install all my apps.  Problems caused me to have to re-do the entire system.

(Just when I about had it figured out too.)

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Comment by D ale on June 26, 2012 at 21:54
Comment by J.J. Smith III on May 26, 2012 at 11:24

Haven't got around to exploring the Google Play site yet, but if it's anything like the PC version, it has to be good.  Got it running on all my other computers.

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Comment by D ale on May 26, 2012 at 2:54

JJ .. I've ZERO practical experience w/ this .. felt it worth the mention anyway .. Avast Mobile Security (free)  .. Great reviews, as usual !!!

Comment by J.J. Smith III on May 25, 2012 at 23:40

I just found a sweet website for Android apps;   Good e-Reader .  It appears that they enable their apps to be installed on ALL Android devices.  They even have a catagory of "Alternative App Stores", where I can download the Google Play app, along with 16 additional stores.

I've already installed the Good e-Reader App Store Client, with no problems what ever.  Now to check out Chrome and Adobie Flash...

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Comment by Leopold Lacrimosa on May 21, 2012 at 19:56

My droid phone when I'm not at home

Comment by J.J. Smith III on May 20, 2012 at 1:33

Friendly is a nice way to say it, Jan. 

When it comes to my computers, I'm somewhere between "user" and "can get myself in trouble by playing with it too much" levels.

Depending on what you want to do, the tablet is a nice little item.  I'm not talking about an I-pad here.  Mine is a little 7" that I find really fun to use.  While full fledged access to iKC is lacking (I've been able to view the site pretty much like on the PC's, but with limitations.  When posting, there isn't an option to add a pic, and it's impossible to access a dropdown button like the Media button.)  I've been pretty much able to do most anything else I've needed to.

Installing apps is different.  Mine is not supported in the "App Store", but is in the "Amazon Android app store".  Pretty similar but I'm not able to install any that are offered on exclusively the App Store.  There are other sources for apps though.

If you are thinking of getting a tablet, I'd suggest an inexpensive one to test out.  I'd like to check out a larger one, myself, but this one is fine.  Any apps that you get can be loaded onto another tablet via the app store, so if you've bought one, you don't have to buy it again. 

There are a couple of discussions on the MAC group, about the I-Pad, but nothing that was any help to me.

Comment by Jan Carter on May 19, 2012 at 20:22

Well I am pretty computer friendly so let me know when you get it all worked out, tablet would be nice

Comment by J.J. Smith III on May 18, 2012 at 15:19


My tablet isn't supported on Google Play (mine came with Amazon AppStore, though I have found it on GetJar

Chrome takes up a lot of space, (over 4x the Opera browser).

Comment by stephen tungate on May 18, 2012 at 8:28

jj that is what i have google chrome you should be able to get it from free apps just go to your apps look at the free ones and download google chrome and see what happens sir...

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