If you check out Obsidian Portal on your mobile device, you may get a bit of a shock. Instead of just being the regular site scrunched up onto the screen, you’ll see that it now fits nicely with no zooming and scrolling. We’ve heard your calls for a better mobile version and now we’re getting there.
Rather than recreate the entire site, we tried to focus on the core elements of what you need at the table to run a session. With the mobile site, you have easy access to everything in your campaign. On the flip side, while we recognize the need to be able to edit and update things on the fly, we didn’t focus on this too much. Fleshing out your wiki and characters on a mobile device would just be too arduous, no matter what we do.
At the core, the mobile site is about allowing you to carry your campaigns around in your pocket.
Don’t like it? Turn it off
One thing every mobile site needs is the ability for people to avoid it. I know how frustrating it is to use a mobile site that does 90% of what the full site does…but you happen to need the 10% that it doesn’t provide. In that case, just click the link to ‘Full Site’ in the footer and you’ll get where you need to be.
Bugs? Please let us know!
There will surely be bugs, or at least inconsistencies with the mobile site. It’s brand new, and it hasn’t been put through its paces just yet. If you happen to find any issues, please submit a bug report to our help desk. We’ll look into it and figure out what’s going on.
More to come
As with everything, there is still more to come. I’ve got a lot of ideas on where I want to take the mobile site, but I didn’t want to wait until it was perfect to launch it. I’ve been using it effectively for several weeks now, as have many of our beta testers. I hope that all of you can get the same use out of it as me.