pipes|drums goes mobile – new version for smartphone users!

Published: March 31, 2011
(Page 1 of 1)

Now p|d readers will be able to read coverage of events – even results – from the event itself.

In its never-ending quest to bring provide the best service to its thousands of readers, pipes|drums Magazine has launched a new mobile version of the site especially for users of iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Accessible at http://m.pipesdrums.com/ the new version allows users of mobile devices to access pipes|drums content wherever they have a connection to the Internet. pipes|drums articles are delivered in a fast and easy-to-read format using very small amounts of data to keep bandwidth use down.

“p|d Mobile is another first for us and another first for the piping and drumming world,” said pipes|drums editor Andrew Berthoff. “We were the first publication to harness the power and flexibility of the Internet, and now we’re the first to take advantage of mobile.”

Rather than taking a complicated “app” approach, where various programs need to be constantly created for various changing devices and data platforms, p|d Mobile is a website that translates to any late-model smartphone. Many major news outlets offer one separate site that is optimized for mobile devices, rather than face the expense and constant maintenance of myriad apps.

From their Web browser on their handheld device, users simply go to http://m.pipesdrums.com/. They will see a home page with touch-screen links to various pipes|drums sections. By simply selecting “Add to Home Screen,” a p|d icon will be added to their device making access to p|d Mobile simple thereafter.

While p|d Mobile will work on older devices, it is optimized for late-model iPhone, Android and Blackberry Torch handhelds with touch-screens.

“Mobile platforms and delivery are moving fast,” Berthoff continued. “We’ll continue to stay on top of the latest and greatest and always strive to deliver what our readers demand.”

Subscriber-only articles will continue to require an active paid subscription to be accessed, and subscribers can choose to have p|d Mobile automatically remember their login details after the first visit.

To make it easy for readers, click here to e-mail the link so that you can simply click on it from your mobile device.

The development of p|d Mobile was made possible through subscriptions and advertising sponsors. As a nonprofit, independent magazine, pipes|drums plows all proceeds into development and maintenance costs, and donates whatever is left to worthwhile piping and drumming causes.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 4.9/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0
  1. gramps

    I don’t even own a cell phone but my daughter assures me this is a really great move. Since she almost never lies to me I just wanted to say congrats and keep the zine going where ever it takes you. Cheers.

  2. piperjde

    HORRIBLE!!! slow response. Better off just going to pipesdrums.com and saving that as a home page. Then shoving it in a folder. Either way you have to have internat. The old way of using the web adress lets you see the pages as is, with no delay or interuption. This way, is as though you were using a Samsung rant. Simple internet neeeds simple website. If you have a smart phone, don’t waste the time.

  3. piperjde

    HORRIBLE!!! If you don’t have a true smart phone then fine. if you do. Just copy the home page to the screen instead.

The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
November 26, 1963A. John Wilson wins all four amateur events, SPA contest, Glasgow.
  • De-mob
    Thu, 12 Nov 2015
    Social media has profoundly impacted the piping and drumming world. I wrote before about how technology platforms and gizmos have brought all of us closer together, and certainly I am an early adopter of digital whatevers if they …
UPCOMING EVENTS December 5, 2015Victoria Square DayChristchurch University of Canterbury

December 6, 2015South Canterbury Centre ContestSouth Canterbury, NZ

December 12, 2015Highland Square DayPalmerston North

December 31, 2015A short guide to music therapy webinarBizdb

March 5, 2016Redding Bagpipe CompetitionRedding, CA

Quality reed selection is a pre-requisite to obtaining a good tone in a pipe corps. Four criteria to consider when testing reeds are balance, vibrancy, volume and strength. Check the High A Low A balance against a single sounding tenor drone – if these two notes are in the ballpark chances are the rest of the notes can be tuned.
Stewart MacKenzie, P-M, Manawatu Scottish