The Washington, DC region is great >> and it can be greater.


Do you want to help test our mobile site?

I'm working on a mobile version of Greater Greater Washington for those using Blackberries, Android phones, iPhones and iPads, "feature phone" browsers, or other internet-enabled mobile devices.

Photo by janale1 on Flickr.

DCist has a good mobile site which is an example of what this could look like. Once it's done, I can test it on my Android phone and Greater Greater Wife's Blackberry, but I need additional testers on a variety of devices.

If you would be interested in trying out the site on your mobile device, post that in the comments along with what device it is. Make sure you use your real email address in the email address field where it won't show up publicly (but don't paste your address into the comment itself), so I can contact you.

Also, if you currently access the site on a mobile device, are there any problems you encounter? For example, some Blackberry users have said that the CAPTCHAs don't work on Blackberries. Is that still happening? I will try to address that with the mobile site. Are there other issues?

Update: One more request. It'd be helpful to know about mobile sites you currently read on your mobile device and you think are good in terms of their layout, organization, or other factors, so I can emulate their best features on ours.

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 


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by Andrew on Aug 27, 2010 3:21 pm • linkreport

I currently read with a BlackBerry (Curve 8310) and Captcha does not work.

by Alex B. on Aug 27, 2010 3:27 pm • linkreport

I'm interested. I have a Blackberry Curve.

by Chris L. on Aug 27, 2010 3:27 pm • linkreport

iPhone 4

by Ryan on Aug 27, 2010 3:30 pm • linkreport

Samsung Saga / Windows Mobile

by Scott on Aug 27, 2010 3:37 pm • linkreport

Android (2.1?)

by rdhd on Aug 27, 2010 3:48 pm • linkreport

iPhone 4

by Joey on Aug 27, 2010 3:53 pm • linkreport

iPhone 3GS

by Frank on Aug 27, 2010 4:01 pm • linkreport

iPhone 4 and Android (the Mrs.)

by Rich on Aug 27, 2010 4:11 pm • linkreport

Android 2.2 (Droid 1)

by Matt Hardy on Aug 27, 2010 4:13 pm • linkreport

iphone 4

by AJ on Aug 27, 2010 4:13 pm • linkreport

Android 2.2

by Mike on Aug 27, 2010 4:13 pm • linkreport

iPhone 3GS.

by ah on Aug 27, 2010 4:18 pm • linkreport

Android 2.2 on Nexus One.

by mark on Aug 27, 2010 4:23 pm • linkreport

iPhone 3GS. Currently no problems viewing GGW on mobile Safari, though.

by Max D. on Aug 27, 2010 4:31 pm • linkreport

HTC Incredible - droid 2.1

by Bill on Aug 27, 2010 4:56 pm • linkreport

Android 2.1 Used to have to 'preview' before posting. But lately its working correctly. Only other issue is having to scroll to right of screen after a post to read poster's name.

by Lance on Aug 27, 2010 5:11 pm • linkreport

also HTC Incredible

by Lance on Aug 27, 2010 5:13 pm • linkreport

iPhone 4

by Trevor on Aug 27, 2010 5:21 pm • linkreport

iPhone 2G, running iOS 3.1.3. Am I the only person still using something that old?

by cminus on Aug 27, 2010 5:34 pm • linkreport

Nokia E71 running Symbian OS

Samsung Wave running Bada OS

by kk on Aug 27, 2010 7:03 pm • linkreport

Android 1.5

by JackRussell on Aug 27, 2010 8:17 pm • linkreport

iPad and iPod Touch, happy to help

by Keith Shovlin on Aug 27, 2010 8:39 pm • linkreport

LG Rumor Touch

by Dustin on Aug 27, 2010 9:50 pm • linkreport

Nokia N97 mini, both the built-in WebKit-based browser and Opera Mobile.

by Kurt Raschke on Aug 28, 2010 12:20 am • linkreport

Motorola Droid on Froyo

by Andrew S on Aug 28, 2010 3:12 am • linkreport

Blackberry Bold 9650

by Wes Joyce on Aug 28, 2010 6:49 am • linkreport

Iphone. Glad to test the site.

by Marty Scherr on Aug 28, 2010 7:44 am • linkreport

Blackberry Curve 8330. It would be GREAT to have a GGW for mobile!

by Ellen McCarthy on Aug 28, 2010 9:35 am • linkreport

Motorola i365, not all that advanced, works great at viewing and

by Sand Box John on Aug 28, 2010 10:26 am • linkreport


by MattF on Aug 28, 2010 10:38 am • linkreport

Droid Incredible (2.2), and a pile of Blackberry Simulators on my PC. (The Blackberry Browser makes IE6 look standards-compliant by comparison. Writing sites for it sucks)

by andrew on Aug 28, 2010 11:11 am • linkreport

Android 2.2 (Nexus One)

by imperator3733 on Aug 28, 2010 11:59 am • linkreport

iPod Touch (I think 3rd gen, 64Gb)

by Jasper on Aug 28, 2010 12:10 pm • linkreport

iPod Touch 3rd Gen

by Oliver on Aug 28, 2010 12:33 pm • linkreport

I'm reading it on the iPad, but I'd prefer that you didn't redirect iPads to a "mobile" site - the site already looks good and reads well on an iPad.

by Charles on Aug 28, 2010 2:13 pm • linkreport

I'm in. Android 2.2 on a Droid (1st gen).

by Bayard Brewin on Aug 28, 2010 2:20 pm • linkreport

Android 2.2 on Nexus One

by Will on Aug 28, 2010 3:11 pm • linkreport

Mobile site would be awesome. I use iPhone iOS 4.

by ChrisDC on Aug 28, 2010 7:01 pm • linkreport

iPhone 4 / iOS 4.0.2

Mobile sites I like:
BBC News Mobile

by Rudi Riet on Aug 28, 2010 7:33 pm • linkreport

iPhone 3 and iPad.

by Michael Rogers on Aug 28, 2010 8:13 pm • linkreport

Moto droid w 2.2

by cameron on Aug 28, 2010 9:46 pm • linkreport


by Josh on Aug 28, 2010 9:49 pm • linkreport

iPhone 4

by Malcolm K. on Aug 28, 2010 11:15 pm • linkreport

iPad - please do not redirect ipads to the mobile site, it is fully functional on the iPad.

by Eitan on Aug 29, 2010 12:23 am • linkreport

Nokia S60

I mostly read GGW and other feeds on Google Reader, but it can't do comments and linking to original articles is a pain.

by Andrew on Aug 29, 2010 10:18 am • linkreport

iPhone 3GS

by coneyraven on Aug 29, 2010 5:40 pm • linkreport

Samsung Captivate, Android 2.1. Still getting used to reading webpages on a phone, but I'll give it a try.

by jeffq on Aug 30, 2010 7:40 am • linkreport

Iphone 3 gs with updated software

by Bill on Aug 30, 2010 12:44 pm • linkreport

Android, don't remember what model. Not the newest, but not the oldest. Oh, and the site looks great on mobile.

by weston henry on Sep 5, 2010 2:39 pm • linkreport

iPhone 3

by Ken Archer on Sep 5, 2010 8:57 pm • linkreport

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