What's your thoughts on the mobile version of AFF?  

Andrew 50M  
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3/4/2013 7:11 pm

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What's your thoughts on the mobile version of AFF?

I'm planning to meet with the person responsible for the mobile version of this site (the version you get when you use your smart phone). As you can guess, I have an opinion on it's current status, but want to hear yours. Let me know what things you like, what you don't, and what you'd like to see it support. While you're at it, any thoughts on getting a version working well on tablets? Thanks!


3/7/2013 - Thanks for the really helpful comments. The person in charge of mobile has gone through your feedback and is working on an upgrade list.


rm_19harley86 68M
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3/4/2013 1:34 pm

NO forget it

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Andrew replies on 3/4/2013 1:49 pm:
Well... both smartphone and tablet access is important for some people. I take it from your comment that you are mostly a web browser user?

JustHere2Cam 51M
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3/4/2013 1:43 pm

It's slow and very limited in what it can do, although that's a common problem with most mobile apps. I dislike the way it requires the home page (all the profile pictures and video thumbnails) to load completely before I can do anything. I usually just use it to check if I have emails. It's difficult to even get to the blogs in the mobile version, so I tend to use the full version even from my smartphone.


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3/4/2013 1:50 pm

I don't use my phone for internet so I won't use it!




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sexysixties2 70F  
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3/4/2013 1:51 pm

I hate the mobile version so I just use the full version from my phone but I only use it for reading blogs and checking emails.....which take forever to load!

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lindoboy100 55M
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3/4/2013 1:54 pm

Because of the limitations of the mobile version I always use the desktop version on my phone, loads up quickly enough so no issues with speed, as long as wifi is available. I think the mobile version would need to be seriously overhauled before I would bother using it.

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BrownEyedBBW 50F  
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3/4/2013 2:00 pm

First, I'd like the option of turning off explicit pics the same way I can do on the desktop version. I look at the desktop version in more private locations. I look at the mobile version when I'm traveling or other times where there's a greater chance that someone may be looking over my shoulder.

I'm curious how most of the others folks who use the mobile site use it.

Next I'd fewer match suggestions and search options, which I'm *not* going to be searching for on on the mobile site, and links the the blogs and groups. Right now I need to switch over to the desktop view to reach them. If a link is there, I'm not sure where to find it.

Finally, I would say an overall leaner design giving fewer options for more site features.

I don't have a big problem with the speed but I can see where if you have a less powerful phone or are in an area with "fewer bars" getting around the site might be more cumbersome and slower.

If I can think of anything else, I'll be back.


copticus 66M
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3/4/2013 2:14 pm

Android 4.2.2 User: While it's better than some mobile web sites of this type (I'm talking about the design not content) it has a big problem with trying to display advertisements - for example, if you select a picture for viewing, it tries to display an advert while the picture loads but everything is behind the "Loading" dialog from the phone.

I suggest you post a poll - "When visiting this site on a phone, do you use the mobile version of the site or do you request the Desktop version?" - although you could probably answer this question from the server logs by watching for mobile requests that quickly switch.

I'll always select the desktop version on a tablet - I try to use the phones mobile version sometimes but it's more out of curiosity than anything else since I'm overseeing the "mobilization" of several websites as part of my job. I think that the small size of the phone display means that you need a radical re-think of the web site concept for mobile devices - both in the organization and - if you want an advertising stream - the presentation of adverts in an unobtrusive way that maintains page views.

If I was sitting down with the designer then I think I'd say, "Good first try because we needed to have something, now let's make it work..."


Garlandj9 39M
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3/4/2013 2:25 pm

It's meh, I usually go to the desktop version on my phone and zoom in from there. Better navigation there.

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jrhammer44224 37M
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3/4/2013 2:42 pm

The mobile version is terrible on the iOS platform! I'll respect that Flash-based content is a huge portion of the "modern internet experience", but there have to be some work-arounds for a dominant platform that has chosen to blatantly disregard Flash.

The AdultFriendFinder app isn't much better for an iOS user... no access to chat (even HTML chat), no access to blogs or the magazine, search results are FAR from accurate... I can't even begin to express my frustration at finding COUNTLESS profiles that are for rm_(username), which translates that they have been REMOVED from the database utilized by the AdultFriendFinder.com system at large.

A lot of work is needed before I'd offer up my credit card and actually PAY for anything around here, as I spend 90% of my time on this site using an iPhone.

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rm_Hedonista13 52F
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3/4/2013 2:43 pm

I tried putting the mobile version on my tablet so I could glance at it at lunch, but after the thing opened up with x-rated pics all over it, I unloaded it. Email would tell me I had two or three emails, but I only have been able to get one to load.

So, I just wait till I get home, or if I need to use the tablet, I load the desktop version.


copticus 66M
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3/4/2013 2:46 pm

I just fired up my phone and the website is just siting there "Loading" ...

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What do people want to do when they check the site on their phone ... and a lot of time people are checking for messages rather than just casually browsing so I would open the site straight into the email client if it's a mobile login. I also think the idea of being able to turn all the images off is a very good one because it would allow people to use the site in more public ways.


rm_cherimore 58F
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3/4/2013 3:04 pm

I don't use any smartphone or cellular phone. So can't help with this.


Linds1957 61F

3/4/2013 3:07 pm

I can never check my blog.. If there is a way to blog from the mobile please tell me how..


Someoneinutah 53F
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3/4/2013 3:29 pm

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    I hate the mobile version so I just use the full version from my phone but I only use it for reading blogs and checking emails.....which take forever to load!
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ak_bigbadwolf3 45M  
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3/4/2013 3:34 pm

the app I used never let me actually logg into AdultFriendFinder using my AdultFriendFinder name and pass so gave up on that but if mobile was faster I might as long as I had access to the blogs but have to goto the desktop version for that.

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DoctorBooty 37M  
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3/4/2013 3:40 pm

I think its half-garbage.

I use the mobile version to check blogs when I'm bored, and the only way I can get to them is to have the link sent to my phone and bookmark it. However, since some kind of redesign a few months back, you don't allow me to see the whole blog, just the amount that fits on the phone screen, making it almost useless for that too.

I'd redo the mobile blog pages in a similar way to what you did with the regular stuff (whos viewed me/winked/hotlisted) so that I can see any new blogs on my watchlist, and actually see the whole blog page. Limit the bling out, or take out the various blog headers people use, so that I can at least see the picture they post and the text. If its my blog, I want to see new comments and who has visited.

I think you can limit the video content accessible as well in the interest of making it load faster, at least on the main pages.

I do use the phone to see who has viewed me, etc. and its fine for that part. Email is fine too.


christinelynn 56F  
198 posts
3/4/2013 4:04 pm

I dislike greatly the notification of "chat" messages. I don't generally use "chat" at all, and it seems like it signs me into chat when I am on my mobile phone. I currently have 99+ notifications....


Mystic_Writer 45M  
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3/4/2013 4:24 pm

I'd like to be able to access blogs from the mobile version.


AlvinBooth 64M
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3/4/2013 4:32 pm

I'm not a mobile user. I feel the time and resources spent on that could be better spent on making the website better.

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sweetypieava 31F
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3/4/2013 4:59 pm

Tried the mobile version and it sucked so I use the desktop version on my phone. BTW, I am on the site a lot with my phone.


buxombbw4u 50F  
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3/4/2013 5:37 pm

I use my smartphone to either a. check emails, which is difficult to do and I can't get the menu to work right for me to read them, or b. to look at blogs, which I can't figure out how to do it at all and have to switch to the desktop version. IMHO, the mobile version is useless.

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Hippinky 38F
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3/4/2013 6:01 pm

I haven't used it myself, but from what guys have said after emailing me, they can't view all of my profile, which isn't very long.
I'm always telling people to read profiles before contacting, but if they can't on their mobile, that's a problem.

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Lynn1812 58M
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3/4/2013 6:47 pm

Now I can get rejection while I'm on the go too...

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ntnwillis98 32F  
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3/4/2013 6:58 pm

I sometimes access the site from my phablet which is a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I don't ever use the mobile app. It is way too limited. When I do access the site from my Android device, I am doing it for the same reasons I access it from a PC. So I expect exactly the same interface. The mobile app does not offer that. The site detects an Android device at logon and automatically starts the Mobile App.

So I use a workaround to log on to the site and get the full monte, just as if I accessed it from my PC.

I have to tell you that my particular Android device is FAST. So there is not much of a delay for me to get anywhere and post anything or access anything.

So if your looking for a recommendation, just allow the usual access whether the member is logging on through a mobile device or PC. Times are changing fast with these phones. The tiny screens and slow processors will be history before you know it.

Make the bold move and stay ahead by simply using a uniform logon.


JN63JPN 55F  
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3/4/2013 7:05 pm

The mobile version is limited and not well designed. But, the desktop version has its kinks, too. For example, if I click on the ID from the message center using the desktop version, it takes me to a profile in the mobile version. There is no access to the chat rooms in the mobile version.

On another note, have you ever thought of creating a wish list, divided up into categories--message center, home page, blogs, groups, chat rooms, for example--so members can list features or changes in features they'd like to see?

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openminded564 69M  
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3/4/2013 7:55 pm

The mobile version might be OK on a phone, but is terrible on a tablet. I access AdultFriendFinder on my tablet using a browser. I expect to see the same site I get when I am on my computer but get the mobile version instead. There should be a tablet version that looks and runs the same as the web version.


hippiechick1967 55F
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3/4/2013 8:20 pm

I gave up trying to access the site on my iphone because it just gives me online matches and what's hot, and the profiles are abreviated. I also can't get it to change to desktop.
I would like access to the blogs, full profiles, and email to be the main focus of the mobile version.
On my ipad, I was frustrated that it kept treating me like I had an iphone so I gave up until a blog buddy showed me how to select desktop from the bottom of the page. Unfortunately, it reverts back to mobile after a few minutes so I have to constantly hit desktop.

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shyram93 25F

3/4/2013 8:54 pm

The mobile version is EXTREMELY limited. But, I just click on desktop and it works fine. I have not had the bad experiences others have had. I also only use it to check in vs. as an all the time thing.

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MyNameIsKay 57F  
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3/4/2013 9:14 pm

    Quoting  :

I agree with this limitation in the use of mail. As it stands, I would only use the mobile version to check mail. To have the desktop version show on my phone is too small, except that's the only way to get to the blogs. A link to blogs on the mobile version would be nice.

I also have trouble having the desktop version load at all on my phone. And the mobile version is just buggy in general.

As for the tablet version, there is the issue that you can't scroll in the message center when using the desktop version. That's irritating.

But I also have a problem with the fact that when I have the content filter set to "on," it's not a complete filter. Any notifications that get sent to me still show explicit photos...that's always great for when I have one of my kids behind me and a cock shows up in my email. I've had to turn off all notifications for this reason. Also, the filter randomly covers explicit photos in the blogs...not all of them, just some of them. And then it filters some photos that aren't remotely close to being explicit, like when someone posts a picture of a landscape.

Anyway, that's all I've got. Thanks.

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Doglover_100790 28F  
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3/5/2013 4:37 am

It's okaaaaaayyy. For checking emails only. Anything else, the site is much better..

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Calmari71 47M
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3/5/2013 5:33 am

I've tried the Droid app but found it too limited and found myself unable to do much more than to check if I had mail.

I also checked out the site on my Kindle Fire last night (before I knew about this post). Most of the site worked well on the mobile version with one BIG exception. No Chat ability due to the reliance on Flash.


copticus 66M
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3/5/2013 5:55 am

    Quoting jesdie:
    Not at all happy with the mobile version, I logged in once on my phone and it did not give me the option to log back out again.
    So now my profile stays logged in 24/7 and everyone thinks I am on here as a permanent fixture which does not look good and of course no one believes me when I say I am not!!!!
My impression was that the site would "log you out" if you session was inactive for 10-20 minutes ... but if the phone browser remains open in the background then you might appear to be permanently logged in.

This "I appear to be on-line when I'm not" is something that does upset folks ... does the site actually show you as logged off if you actually hit the log off button?

Obviously if you just close the browser then the site has know way to know that you're offline until the server times-out the session. But if you actively log off then it should remove the user from the active list.


copticus 66M
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3/5/2013 5:58 am

    Quoting christinelynn:
    I dislike greatly the notification of "chat" messages. I don't generally use "chat" at all, and it seems like it signs me into chat when I am on my mobile phone. I currently have 99+ notifications....
A great example of the mobile version trying to be all things to all users when (at least I believe) most users only want a sub-set of the full site functions in the phone version.


Guid1 62M
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3/5/2013 10:29 am

I find it hard to use so i don't use it. You cannot get to chat or at least i don't know how. I just use the desk top version either on my phone or tablet. When in email in my table i cannot scroll through a message completely. I have not idea what that is.


Spirit6669 52M
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3/5/2013 11:14 am

    Quoting copticus:
    My impression was that the site would "log you out" if you session was inactive for 10-20 minutes ... but if the phone browser remains open in the background then you might appear to be permanently logged in.

    This "I appear to be on-line when I'm not" is something that does upset folks ... does the site actually show you as logged off if you actually hit the log off button?

    Obviously if you just close the browser then the site has know way to know that you're offline until the server times-out the session. But if you actively log off then it should remove the user from the active list.
From what I have seen - members often appear online long after they have logged off, not permanently, but average probably 2-3 hours. This has been the case for years. Nevertheless people don't like it, as you say, and it does make a mockery of locating people for instant interaction. This problem is also felt heavily in ProfileLand by many many people, who will not be posting here.

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copticus 66M
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3/5/2013 2:45 pm

    Quoting Spirit6669:
    From what I have seen - members often appear online long after they have logged off, not permanently, but average probably 2-3 hours. This has been the case for years. Nevertheless people don't like it, as you say, and it does make a mockery of locating people for instant interaction. This problem is also felt heavily in ProfileLand by many many people, who will not be posting here.
I'm in the US and have actually tested this on a couple of occasions - logging in with one profile, starting up the IM and then closing the sessions. And my experience in these tests suggested that the session timed out after about 20 minutes (this was about a year ago). This seems reasonable to me although I never tested manually logging out to see if that closed the on-line availability faster.

But this idea that the site keeps you logged in for hours is a persistent one and generally when many people are complaining about this type of effect, it's evidence that something odd is happening somewhere down the line. On the other hand, I see a lot of chatter about this but nobody seems to be able to give an example or situation where it happens. I'm not calling you a liar on this, just saying that the code monkeys can usually fix a problem if you can demonstrate it - but simply saying "such and such is broke" doesn't help unless it's broken for everyone.


nd2hvfun 60F  
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3/5/2013 5:30 pm

NO WAY thats part of the problem going on in here people using the phone apps cant see anything (ie blogs) so they email you and they are NOT a match

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playwithme7272 45F
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3/5/2013 6:29 pm

    Quoting copticus:
    I'm in the US and have actually tested this on a couple of occasions - logging in with one profile, starting up the IM and then closing the sessions. And my experience in these tests suggested that the session timed out after about 20 minutes (this was about a year ago). This seems reasonable to me although I never tested manually logging out to see if that closed the on-line availability faster.

    But this idea that the site keeps you logged in for hours is a persistent one and generally when many people are complaining about this type of effect, it's evidence that something odd is happening somewhere down the line. On the other hand, I see a lot of chatter about this but nobody seems to be able to give an example or situation where it happens. I'm not calling you a liar on this, just saying that the code monkeys can usually fix a problem if you can demonstrate it - but simply saying "such and such is broke" doesn't help unless it's broken for everyone.
I have my own profile, and also a couples profile with my husband. Sometimes one profile is still listed as being online up to 6 hours after log off time...possibly more, but 6 is the most we have kept track of. If you have a suggestion of how to demonstrate this, I would be most interested, as I assure you it is not my imagination. And yes, we log off properly, and shut down our browser, which automatically clears the cache and cookies. Should I add that we have used 3 different browsers, all of the most recently updated version?

Getting back on topic.... I must agree with those who have expressed their frustration with the mobile site. I prefer to use the desktop version on my iphone,as well as on my former blackberry, and dislike the constant shifting to the mobile version when I click on certain links.


justwannahav1950 68M
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3/6/2013 12:12 am

as a group moderator ( Younger Women for Older Men ), it's useless. You can get into the groups, I use the regular site on my phone if I can't get to a computer.

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lookitsAnna 38F

3/9/2013 2:33 pm

I find it quite useless. When I log into the mobile version it takes forever to load. So I usually switch over to the desktop version... from there I can then access blogs and groups, but it takes forever and it not really user friendly.
I can't use the message center on the mobile version because it doesn't scroll. If I have a long conversation going with someone I can't read their messages since I can't scroll.

Also I have notices that whenever I log onto the site on my phone I all of a sudden appear in the online chat list. So people are sending chat requests (which I never see)and then get angry cause I don't reply. Could you guys maybe look into that?
I don't even use the IM here normally (it freezes up my computer) so it's kind of odd that I always show up as active in IM chat whenever I'm online on the phone.

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Arjohn 57M  
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3/11/2013 9:59 am

I always switch to desktop version as soon as I can (iPhone 4s) Would prefer to go straight there.
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mtcpl4playn 60M/50F  
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3/12/2013 5:35 am

I dont like the fact that the "Renew" is right next to the ico to check email. I would prefer the full version and if I can find out how to get the mobile version off my phone I will.


sweet_VM 60F  
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3/13/2013 3:11 pm

The mobile version is very limited. I think it should feature the same as we get on here when we are using our PC's. We want access too be able too chat with folks in a chatroom better.

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sweet_VM 60F  
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3/13/2013 3:12 pm

Yes Tablets should be an option as more and more are using them now.

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MissLAngel 37F
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3/18/2013 3:17 pm

    Quoting kittenkisses24:
    It'd be nice if we could access the blogs from mobile.
This, exactly this.

Was very frustrated to find I was unable to use blogs on the mobile version on my tablet.... Tried the desktop version instead on tablet and STILL no blog access!!

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dukeofsexology 34M
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3/22/2013 8:52 pm

something is wrong with messenger part of it. redo the mobile messenger section completely


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3/29/2013 4:57 am

hatem obile version


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