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iPhone/iPod plugin


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20 January 2009 at 2:39am Community Member, 10 Posts

Is anyone in the community or at silverstripe working on an iPhone plugin, so that an iPhone would be automatically detected and a streamlined version of the site displayed?


20 January 2009 at 3:48am 4085 Posts

Not sure it warrants a plugin. There are countless iphone sniffing scripts out there. All you have to do is redirect to, and set up a second homepage in the CMS for domain Then just make new templates for all your pages. We do it for all of our clients.


20 January 2009 at 5:04am Community Member, 10 Posts

Can you provide an example url of what you have done?

have you optimized the pages, so they are small and load fast over 3G?


28 January 2009 at 6:24am Community Member, 81 Posts

It sounds as though you want a mini version of a site to be displayed. I doubt there is going to an actually plugin that will just do the job since SS sites can be extremely extensive. The way in which to detect the header information of the request. Thereafter, be it an iPhone or another other phone (browser) PHP code would be used to perform this detection. Thereafter, a specific CSS file could be included or a content page displayed which would be in accordance to the request that has been modified for mobiles.

Some mobile detectors can be found at:


28 January 2009 at 7:54am Community Member, 10 Posts

Yup, I have to agree. Simply changing the layout.css file depending on the browser detected would be the simplest way to go, and make the site look, oh so pretty.


28 January 2009 at 10:39am Community Member, 3 Posts


I'd love to see an example! Great idea to offer your clients.


19 May 2009 at 10:58pm Community Member, 33 Posts

Hi UncleCheese,

I not quite following what you mean by "make new templates for all your pages" in this case ?

Do you make new controllers ? for the pages/model as well ?

Could you post some example code ?

Sorry for asking what might seem like a dumb question.