May 15, 2008
The smartphone-friendly version of Seminoles.com is essentially all headline content (recaps and releases) and some associated content (box scores and bios of student-athletes). Because of the dynamic nature of the schedule pages, we are not yet able to provide this content in a smartphone-friendly fashion. However, it is our goal to do so as soon as possible.
“With the rapid increase in use of smartphones it was time to effectively provide the content on Seminoles.com to our fans and supporters using these devices,” said Director of Digital Media Ryan Pensy. “CBS College Sports and Florida State University Athletics continue to work together to extend the reach of Seminoles.com. We anticipate that our supporters will enjoy this new feature.”
How This Works
When a user visits Seminoles.com from their mobile phone (the front page or any sport page), an auto-detect script will determine what version of the site the user should receive. If a user is coming to Seminoles.com via a fully-enabled web browser, the mobile device will deliver the fully-enabled version of Seminoles.com. If the user is not using a fully-enabled web browser on their mobile device, then the device will deliver a smartphone-friendly version of Seminoles.com. To see what it would look on a mobile device, you can visit: http://www.seminoles.com/m
The appearance of the content is going to vary from smartphone-to-smartphone. In our testing, we used a Motorola Q, a Blackberry, a Treo Palm, an IPhone and an HTC Touch. Each presented the content differently but in general, the results were very good. The IPhone actually boasts a fully-enabled web browser and therefore is delivered the fully-enabled version.