The results are surprisingly good
NJN Network on iPhone
Update – December 2013 – NJN Mobile has been retired. The new NJN Network site fits Apple, Android and Windows mobile devices without an app. This is the future.
Please give NJN Mobile a try to tell us what is working for you and what is not. There is nothing special you need to do – just bookmark our site in your mobile browser and check it out.
When I first got an iPhone using it for web access was horribly slow. Pages were taking 1-2 minutes to appear. Moving to the next page was painful.
As the demand for smart phone access has increased, new software has improved smart phone access.
Two weeks ago we installed a widget that translates web pages into smart phone pages. Since then we’ve tweaked the software and think it’s working very well.
On 3G service, our main page loads in 6-10 seconds which isn’t that slower than on a computer. Instead of a picture thumbnail, we show the date and headline. The front page loads faster and you can see the newest stories for the day. Update – with faster speeds using thumbnails is possible.
The pages are sized to fit the iPhone and the text is readable.
YouTube videos play but Flash videos don’t. That’s an Apple limitation. Video on smart phone is painfully slow. You are at the mercy of bad connections and too much data.
Benchmarking NJN Network against other news sites, CBC takes about 15-30 seconds from the front page and then 10-20 seconds for the next pages.