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Better help for cell HTML video games & extra


I’ve a confession to make, I simply purchased my first (actual) smartphone only a
few weeks in the past. When we initially added help for cell net on itch.io I did
it with Chrome’s cellphone emulator and hoped for the very best. It appeared to work okay,
however now with precise {hardware} I’m pleasantly stunned about how usable issues are.
For instance, searching Android video games,
downloading, and putting in an APK works fairly nicely.

Support was solely partial although, so I’ve made a bunch of recent enhancements for
utilizing itch.io in your cellphone’s browser. It’s not all the pieces, however we’re nicely on
our means there.

Improvements to mission pages

When we initially launched cell net help for recreation
pages
,
we excluded some pages as a result of sure plugins wouldn’t run or the sport’s
viewport didn’t know learn how to scale. Starting now, all mission pages will
load appropriately on cell
. If one thing doesn’t match or run we conceal it with
a warning. This works higher since folks can now simply add your recreation to a
assortment to play once they’re again at their pc.

All HTML5 video games at the moment are click on to
play
when
loaded on a cellphone. This ought to forestall any useful resource intensive video games from
lagging the browser when the web page first masses. Additionally, video games will now
enter full display screen by default, and lock orientation based mostly on the dimension of
the sport. Here’s a fast demo:

The Mobile pleasant possibility for HTML video games is extra necessary than ever. When
unselected we’ll present a warning on the sport’s web page for telephones concerning the
potential incompatibility. It’s nonetheless doable to try to run the sport
anyway.

Here’s what the warning appears like:

Likewise, Flash video games will present the same warning when the Flash participant isn’t
out there.

Because video games solely run in fullscreen on telephones, we’ve eliminated the sport
viewport resizing code we beforehand had, it’s a lot better this fashion!

Please solely use the Mobile pleasant possibility in case your HTML5 recreation is examined to
work on telephones, this consists of with the ability to resize to the viewport and deal with
contact enter. Sorry, this doesn’t embody Unity HTML5 video games. We’ll be updating
incorrectly categorised pages the place acceptable.

You can browse all video games which are marked as Mobile
pleasant
on our new filter web page.
If you come throughout one thing that’s not appropriately categorised, use the report
hyperlink on the underside of the web page to make itch.io higher for everybody!

We hope to have all pages engaged on telephones. If you’re utilizing customized
CSS
, please confirm that there
aren’t any incompatible modifications.

A greater cell checkout

Supporting creators is now easy to do for those who’re out and about (or laying in
mattress). The checkout screens at the moment are optimized for telephones, all the way in which to the
obtain display screen. This works particularly nicely for those who’ve purchased one thing on
Android with an APK file, it’s simple to seize it and begin enjoying.

Even although I typed in a bank card on this instance, utilizing a saved credit score
card
works nice as nicely.

Even extra pages with cell help

A handful of varied different pages at the moment are pleasant to make use of together with your cellphone. The
full checklist consists of: your library, jam calendar, searching for bundles, your
feed
, really useful video games, downloading mission recordsdata, and downloading a bundle.
And we’ve pushed out many smaller updates to present pages.

If there’s a selected web page we haven’t up to date but, please say so within the
feedback so we will prioritize it for future updates.

Enjoy!

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