Updated: How to View the Full Version of Sites in Opera Mini and Other Mobile Browsers


Originally published in 2009, this post is updated regularly with the latest workarounds for viewing the desktop versions of mobile sites in mobile browsers. Last update 12-Jan-2014: Added reader-contributed workarounds for Google Search and Google Image Search. Removed non-working Yahoo Mail links. One of the biggest frustrations of using the web with mobile browsers is web sites that force them to use dumbed down mobile versions.  I have nothing against mobile sites, obviously. I build them and I write about them here at … Continue reading

Slideshare’s New HTML5 Mobile WebApp Works (Almost) Everywhere, Even In Opera Mini!

This week the popular presentation sharing site SlideShare launched a mobile Webapp.  Which is something I’m really excited about.  If you’re ever clicked a link in Twitter or an email using  your mobile browser or iPad and found yourself on Slideshare’s old non-mobile friendly Flash based site I think you will welcome the change too. According to SlidesShare the new mobile site supports the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The images above show it running on an HTC Magic phone running … Continue reading

Untappd’s Mobile Web App – Checking In With A Beer

Called “A Foursquare for Beer Lovers” by Mashable, Untappd is a location aware mobile web app where you check-in with a beer. You can get badges for when and where you check-in and for each different beer you check-in with. Users can add new beers including homebrews and keep a beer wishlist of brews they want to try. Untappd uses the Foursquare API for location support and works anywhere in the world where there’s beer. Other users can see your check-ins … Continue reading

Destination Hotels’ New Mobile Site

Destination Hotels and Resorts is a 30 property U.S. chain with hotels on the east and west coasts and in Colorado and Hawaii. Their recently launched mobile site is a simple directory of properties with several pages of information, a map and photos for each one. There is no online booking or availability information but direct click to call numbers are provided for each hotel.  I can understand not providing online booking given the complexity of handling of mobile credit … Continue reading

Nokia Beta Lab's New Mobile Site

Nokia Beta Labs. which offers often useful, bleeding edge applications and services for Nokia phones finally has a mobile site. It used to be a pain navigating the full version of Beta Labs with a mobile browser, even a capable one like the WebKit based browser on S60 3rd editon (and a couple of S40) models. With the “Services” browser on mainstream Nokia handsets, forget about it! The new mobile site is very complete and highly usable. It has the … Continue reading

Mobile Fear of Flying Self Help Course

Does getting on an airplane tie your stomach in knots? Is fear keeping you from traveling? Try this free self help program for anyone nervous about flying.  Airline Captain Stacey L. Chance has offered this course online since 2001 and recently made it available in a more mobile friendly format. The course is designed to help you quickly overcome anxiety and feel relaxed and confident on your flight.  Capt. Stacey covers the types of fear associated with flying including fear … Continue reading

PocketMalta – Events, Attractions, Shops and Restaurants

Information on events, attractions and other visitor services for the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The site also has Malta and international news headlines and directory of shops, restaurants and clubs, a page of information about Malta and another with click to call numbers for emergency services The directory of shops and services seems incomplete with, for example, only a single listing (a hairdresser) in Birkirkara, Malta’s largest (population 21,000) town. Most listings contain only the business name and address, … Continue reading

ezmogo – Get Discount Coupons for Local Stores On Your Phone

ezmogo is a mobile web service that lets you search for discount coupons and special offers on services, entertainment, retail stores, restaurants, and more in the U.S. Similar sites include Xtra! Coupons and PocketDeal in the U.S. and ActiveDeals for India. There are two ways to find coupons with ezmogo. You can browse through categories of offerings for your location or you can enter a “Quick Code” found on an ad, flyer or poster. To redeem a coupon just show … Continue reading