While it's been in beta for a bit, we are very proud to announce the new mobile interface for Slashdot (m.slashdot.org). The new Slashdot mobile experience is the first major set of innovations for Slashdot in years. Weâ(TM)ve built the mobile user experience with the future in mind, embracing a more personal, a more social and certainly a more mobile web.
We've built this new mobile interface optimized exclusively for your touch smartphones and tablets. This new mobile site gives existing readers a new way to engage with Slashdot, and attracts the new audience by allowing them to sign in using their Twitter, Facebook or Google+ social profiles.
- Read comments and stories in a mobile-friendly view (no more squinting!)
- Most popular stories shown right at the top
- Access the latest (even unposted!) stories right from the Firehose
- See rich user profiles of your friends and foes
- Quickly sign in with your Twitter, Google+ or Facebook account
- See beautiful achievement badges
- Quickly participate in polls
- Show off your latest Gravatar
What's under the hood?
The new Slashdot mobile site is built on top of open HTML5 web architecture and serves as a first step to improve the entire Slashdot site experience. We built this app using the latest technologies and frameworks such as Backbone, Zepto, Underscore, Hamstache, Jasmine, and Sass. Since there are so many mobile devices and capabilities, we targeted webkit browsers, and Android versions above 2.3. While the site should work in FF and Opera, we really recommend you use the latest version of Chrome. For more information about browser capability, see our FAQ.
A thanks to the community!
We didn't start sketching the blueprints based on what we thought a mobile experience should be - we asked YOU. From in-person interviews, user surveys, and all of your feedback we listened to your thoughts (and you had a lot!). From our initial alpha launch, to our tablet and smartphone betas, we want to thank all of you for patiently testing each version and giving great feedback. Slashdot IS Slashdot because of the community and we love every comment.
Point your mobile browser to m.slashdot.org and keep reading!