Examples of switching between Mobile and Desktop website
29 Aug 2011 - 2:39pm
2 years ago
We are building a mobile web application - not a mobile app - to view a portion of our secure web app. It should support BB, IOS and Android touch devices. No non touch support is planned at this point. The purpose of the mobile app is to give the customer enough info to know whether they have to get to their computer to do further analysis or not.
Product mgmt has requested the abiltity on the mobile web app to switch views back and forth between the secure desktop web app and the scaled down secure mobile web app. I can only see tablet customers using this functionality as our desktop web app is not designed to be viewed on a mobile phone - a tablet will be workable if a PC is out of reach. The customer"s login credentials from the Mobile web app and desktop web app are the same so having them Log Out of the mobile app to Log In into the full blown version seems unreasonable. On the other hand having this functionality as an icon within the mobile app takes up valuable screen real estate.
I am wondering what the best practices for this are. Any good examples, blogs or design patterns out there that I can review?