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

Published: March 31, 2011
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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.

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  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.

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