Disable voting for small screens like phones

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Hi, i am new to Pixoto and already found many complains about "unfair" voting. That might be the truth but i also noticed something else. Last night i wanted to do some duels so i can get credits for the next day. On iPhone screen images are so small that i can't see what they really look like. I cant zoom in either. It's impossible to judge details from tiny thumbnails of an image. I think that's why people select images that are brighter and those that look better as thumbnails.
I think this is huge problem and i would not allow voting if is not clear what you vote for. Either find better way of displaying images or simply hide voting system on devices with smaller physical screen.
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Nikola Medjugorac

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Posted 7 years ago

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Sherry Andreason

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Hello Nikola,

Thank you for sharing your experience and your ideas with us. We appreciate feedback from Pixoto users. We will take the suggestions into consideration.
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I had used a phone or my iPod before to access my pictures and see how my scores were doing, but I had never tried to vote. I decided to look at a couple of duels, and Nikola is right, the images for voting are smaller than the thumbnails you see when you look at your profile. (and when you look at your profile or leader images you can move around on the screen and zoom in)
In voting, the thumbnails were so small I could hardly tell what they were.
I don't think phone voting is the only reason why some votes are strange, but it could be part of the issue.
I think there should be more work done developing a smartphone app for pixoto if you are going to continue having votes by phone- OR - have phone users vote in phone submissions only.
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Nikola Medjugorac

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Pixoto's approach is to show favorite icon and skip button below and category on the top. In my opinion they simply scale content that fit the screen but then on phones it becomes way too small, even phone submissions will have same problem.
One way to resolve this is to customize look of this on phones and to fill left and right halves with images. Categories text can be smaller at the top with some degree of transparency. When user taps on left or right image, then it should show buttons Vote, Favorite or Skip. In this case images will always show full length on their half of the screen. And of course user should be able to zoom-in and out, otherwise whats the point of gestures on smartphones?
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I wanted to let you all know that we are keeping up with this conversation and appreciate your thoughts and input on the subject,
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Nikola Medjugorac

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Sherry, it seems like zoom-in working fine now. Thanks, its better now, at least i can see what i vote :).
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Sherry Andreason

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Ok Nikola thank you for the update. I am very glad to hear it is working now. :)
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I can't zoom in on ipad, which kind of stinks. Most sites I can. It would be helpful to be able to see 1 full image at a time when voting and switch back and forth prior to voting. That would be ideal to me.

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