The Mobile Bear: Bear411
If you watch the most wanted gadgets on Tom’s Top 5 or the most popular gadgets on CNET’s Top 5, you will find that the most popular items to have or want is a smartphone. Android is everywhere but the iPhone is still on top. What’s a bear to do with these phones? There’s of course Grindr and the new Scruff App but that’s not available on all phones. When in doubt, it’s always good to hit up the web on these phones and access the bear site that you’re already on.
Most bears are already on Bear411. Fortunately Buddybear Greg has graciously provided for this members a mobile version of the site. Let’s take a look at what it looks like on both an Android and iPhone.
Hmm, okay, so we have to hit mobile.bear411.com to get to the mobile version of the site. Or you could just browse directly there.
Okay got the login, nice and simple. It’s looking a little antiquated but hey, its perfectly functional despite it’s Web 1.0 look. Time to log in.
Again, simple yet functional.
Hey, this looks familiar. Well, it’s not the bottom that keeps thinking about me. This looks like the regular Bear411 Chat box without Webcam image ability. Well, I’m going to shoot him a message back with an emoticon.
The emoticon windows looked to be handled differently between Android (left) and the iPhone (right). I’m actually liking the iPhone handling better. Let’s check out our Pal Lists
You can switch between your online, offline, and refused contacts. And below that you have images of people who have recently viewed your profile. Let’s check out who’s online.
Hmm, I can see more men on the iPhone verses Android.
In the end Bear411 Mobile is a very functional version of the site for chat. However, there isn’t anyway to take a look at someone’s profile. All you can do is send them a chat message. I’ll just give it a Meh, it’s alright but not attractive at all. Come on, Greg! Bring the site into the 2010’s and show us an attractive site. Either that, or quit.
Okay, I have two questions, 1) Who uses the notes feature on Bear411? Leave a comment.
and 2) What do you think of the Bear411 Mobile Site?