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If you haven't noticed already, we've been updating some features here at AutoShopOwner, over the past week or so. One of the new features we have brought in is, the ability to access AutoShopOwner in a mobile phone friendly environment.

 

If you use a data phone, try navigating to www.autoshopowner.com and check out the new Mobile layout!

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So now that we have had the ability to be active in the mobile world...it's time to update our mobile site again! With the addition of our brand new gallery section announced last week here, and some other updates, we needed to make sure our mobile site can handle not only the updates but all the new data phones and users purchasing them.

 

As always, we strive to provide the best user experience on ASO. Our new mobile site is a bit different than the one we started with. It works very nice with the major mobile OS systems out there: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WebOS, and a few others. You can login and out, post to and start new topics, manage your blogs, send messages, view member status entries, view photos, and more!

 

* When browsing, there is a little box on the top right corner, which brings out a menu. There you can sign in and out, and access other features.

 

It's been tested on the models below:

 

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When visiting AutoShopOwner, your data phone will be automatically detected and you will be browsing using the most up to date mobile site here.

 

Some phone screenshots below, click to enlarge.

 

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Please post if you have any issues.

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Tried to click on it to load it to my android. There was an error msg.

Tried it several more times... same thing.

I haven't a clue why.

 

So now that we have had the ability to be active in the mobile world...it's time to update our mobile site again! With the addition of our brand new gallery section announced last week here, and some other updates, we needed to make sure our mobile site can handle not only the updates but all the new data phones and users purchasing them.

 

As always, we strive to provide the best user experience on ASO. Our new mobile site is a bit different than the one we started with. It works very nice with the major mobile OS systems out there: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WebOS, and a few others. You can login and out, post to and start new topics, manage your blogs, send messages, view member status entries, view photos, and more!

 

* When browsing, there is a little box on the top right corner, which brings out a menu. There you can sign in and out, and access other features.

 

It's been tested on the models below:

 

mobilephones.jpg

 

When visiting AutoShopOwner, your data phone will be automatically detected and you will be browsing using the most up to date mobile site here.

 

Some phone screenshots below, click to enlarge.

 

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Please post if you have any issues.

 

 

 

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Tried to click on it to load it to my android. There was an error msg.

Tried it several more times... same thing.

I haven't a clue why.

 

 

We have been having server issues today and the site was down for a while, may have been at the same time.

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      I recently spoke with a friend of mine who owns a large general repair shop in the Midwest. His father founded the business in 1975. He was telling me that although he’s busy, he’s also very frustrated. When I probed him more about his frustrations, he said that it’s hard to find qualified technicians. My friend employs four technicians and is looking to hire two more. I then asked him, “How long does a technician last working for you.” He looked puzzled and replied, “I never really thought about that, but I can tell that except for one tech, most technicians don’t last working for me longer than a few years.”
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