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xSoNiCcRaCkErSx

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How is it done? Going through Googles Proxy. Thanks to iPhonePOV for the tip. Boot up Safari and enter the following URL: http://www.google.com/m (the m stands for mobile) Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page and push the link for 'Settings' Here's the KEY PART: Under the setting for 'Format Pages For Your Mobile Phone.' Select 'YES' Now, 'SAVE' your settings and the page will automatically return to Google Mobile. From this point on, anything you search for, and link to from Google mobile will be formatted for the iPhone by Google's Mobile Proxy Server. Search for any site in the world and Google will shape it to fit your iPhone. Once you visit a page you like that's gone through the Proxy Server, simply bookmark it, and whenever you are on the EDGE network, you can view the Google Mobile Version of your page by clicking the bookmark. Remember if you clear your cache or your cookies the settings will reset. I and My friend have tested it and it works very well. Video can be seen here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xvMPVr7yPeA Thanks to iPhonePOV for this info.
 
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How is it done? Going through Googles Proxy. Thanks to iPhonePOV for the tip. Boot up Safari and enter the following URL: http://www.google.com/m (the m stands for mobile) Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page and push the link for 'Settings' Here's the KEY PART: Under the setting for 'Format Pages For Your Mobile Phone.' Select 'YES' Now, 'SAVE' your settings and the page will automatically return to Google Mobile. From this point on, anything you search for, and link to from Google mobile will be formatted for the iPhone by Google's Mobile Proxy Server. Search for any site in the world and Google will shape it to fit your iPhone. Once you visit a page you like that's gone through the Proxy Server, simply bookmark it, and whenever you are on the EDGE network, you can view the Google Mobile Version of your page by clicking the bookmark. Remember if you clear your cache or your cookies the settings will reset. I and My friend have tested it and it works very well. Video can be seen here: Thanks to iPhonePOV for this info.
I just finished watching the video and I was sort of impressed.

The thing is, to make the EDGE connection 5x faster, you have to view the sites you're visiting, in the 'mobile' version of the site. These 'mobile' sites look very similar to viewing webpages on other PDAs and smartphones.

While viewing the content gets you the information, I think we all agree it's cooler seeing the actual webpage as if you were on your PC/laptop.

I did notice that at the end, the author mentions that you can view the 'real' webpage by clicking on a link at the bottom of the page. I wonder if going to the 'mobile' version of the site first, and then clicking on the HTML link, will it load faster since most of the data has already been downloaded.

It looked that way by the example the author used. I think I will go test it out tomorrow at my local Apple store.
 

jacjac2

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quicker connection

I just finished watching the video and I was sort of impressed.

The thing is, to make the EDGE connection 5x faster, you have to view the sites you're visiting, in the 'mobile' version of the site. These 'mobile' sites look very similar to viewing webpages on other PDAs and smartphones.

While viewing the content gets you the information, I think we all agree it's cooler seeing the actual webpage as if you were on your PC/laptop.

I did notice that at the end, the author mentions that you can view the 'real' webpage by clicking on a link at the bottom of the page. I wonder if going to the 'mobile' version of the site first, and then clicking on the HTML link, will it load faster since most of the data has already been downloaded.

It looked that way by the example the author used. I think I will go test it out tomorrow at my local Apple store.
I tried this on my iPhone, bookmarked it as Google iPhone and yes, I do get there faster even after visiting , bookmarking, and returning. The simple steps such as this are very helpful and it impresses those who thought it was all going to be slow.
 
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I tried this on my iPhone, bookmarked it as Google iPhone and yes, I do get there faster even after visiting , bookmarking, and returning. The simple steps such as this are very helpful and it impresses those who thought it was all going to be slow.
Hey Jac,

When you revisited the website, does it load faster when you want to see it in HTML format?

Thanks
 

Tinman

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I just finished watching the video and I was sort of impressed.

The thing is, to make the EDGE connection 5x faster, you have to view the sites you're visiting, in the 'mobile' version of the site. These 'mobile' sites look very similar to viewing webpages on other PDAs and smartphones.
This is not actually using mobile versions of Websites. It's a proxy server that can digest complex Webpages and deliver them in a more mobile-friendly format--all faster than downloading the entire Website directly to the mobile device.

You can test this by trying sites that have no mobile version at all, and you will see that it still works, and is still faster.


[/b]While viewing the content gets you the information, I think we all agree it's cooler seeing the actual webpage as if you were on your PC/laptop.[/b]
This not a black and white issue, and for me nothing to do with "cool." It's a great tip for when you need to view a Website under EDGE as quickly as possible. Doesn't mean you have to use it all the time.

Again, to the OP, thanks for mentioning this great tip! I was actually wondering if there were any kind of compression/simplification proxies that would work on the iPhone.


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xSoNiCcRaCkErSx

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Your welcome, on my old 8125 and 8525 Opera browser did this also but not as good as google does it and It really made things a lot faster and I was just waiting for someone to either hack the browser or to find a proxy to help making browsing a bit faster, just thought i'd share it when i did come across it.
 
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I did see a difference in how fast it loaded when I viewed in HTML>
Thanks for the update Jac, if viewing the page in a mobile friendly way, and then clicking on the html link will load the page in the 'normal' webpage mode, then it might be worth getting the iPhone instead of waiting for a 3G version.
 

pb30

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Heres what I do:
I've bookmarked this bookmarklet: Mobile Version
Now just go to any normal page, then open your bookmarks and click 'Mobile Version.' The site will change to the Google mobile version, then just bookmark that new site to always get to it.

Here's the javascript for those interested
javascript:void(location.href='http://www.google.com/gwt/n?u='+location.href)
 

Tinman

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Heres what I do:
I've bookmarked this bookmarklet: Mobile Version
Now just go to any normal page, then open your bookmarks and click 'Mobile Version.' The site will change to the Google mobile version, then just bookmark that new site to always get to it.

Here's the javascript for those interested
Very cool. Thanks.

You can cancel a page that is currently downloading, if it is taking too long, and then use this bookmarklet to open it with Google Mobile instead.


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jeepshots

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Heres what I do:
I've bookmarked this bookmarklet: Mobile Version
Now just go to any normal page, then open your bookmarks and click 'Mobile Version.' The site will change to the Google mobile version, then just bookmark that new site to always get to it.

Here's the javascript for those interested

And how would one go about using the javascript? In my ignorance, I tried typing it in, but don't have parenthesis, so that method's out. Do ya'll save it in your bookmarks on your pc, and then sync it? Sorry to be so dense...
 

xSoNiCcRaCkErSx

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And how would one go about using the javascript? In my ignorance, I tried typing it in, but don't have parenthesis, so that method's out. Do ya'll save it in your bookmarks on your pc, and then sync it? Sorry to be so dense...
I don't know about the javascript shortcuts, you will have to ask PB30 about that but all you do is change the setting as first mentioned, then bookmark the mobile google page and goto all your websites through googles proxy / search engine and I will gaurantee you it will be a lot faster than your used to, if you don't see a difference try loading it the normal way or viewing the HTML version.
 

xSoNiCcRaCkErSx

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This is dumb. I don't want mobile versions of webpages on my iPhone. That's what my crap blackberry is for.
Hey man, you don't have to do it, its just to help people who want to try and increase their internet speeds, no need to call it 'dumb' by any means, it has helped a lot of people.
 

xSoNiCcRaCkErSx

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doesn't this defeat the purpose of the iPhone's internet capabilities? isn't a big selling point for the iPhone is having the real internet? this just turns it into a regular phone that visits stripped down sites.
Nah not really,iPhone is a very good all in one device. Even Apple knows its a weak point having edge connection which is why they got mad at ATT and had them increase the network, if you want a true 'real' internet experience on a mobile phone i'd purchase a 3G device. 200kbs is nothing compared to 1200-1500kbs on a 3G connection.
This is just here because a majority of people who use the iPhone use it view websites that don't require much of heavy images and context and other things like that especially with no flash supported n all that jazz. RSS and text based pages and simple pages, the internet with this method will blaze.