Displaying Acrobat.com site on Android devices
Last year, I bought myself the Barnes and Noble NookColor which is an eReader tablet running on Android 2.1. I have been reading a few eBooks since then. Steve Jobs may think everyone needs 10-inch tablet. But not me. I prefer 7-inch over 10-inch any day. It is very portable and a perfect size for me.
A few weeks ago, I started rooting it to run Android 2.2 (Froyo) and installed Flash and AIR on it. Everythings went very well. I start to think my NookColor is more like a digital notepad for me until one day I can get an HTC Flyer which comes with the support of a digitzer pen. For now though the NookColor would do.
I have a problem though when I try Acrobat.com on NookColor. The browser detection from Acrobat.com site stops it from displaying on a mobile device. Bummer. Fortunately I learned yesterday how to force the browser to act like a desktop browser. Here are the steps:
- type in about:debug at the browser address bar (no http://) and click “Enter”
- click on Menu and select More
- click on Settings
- click on “UAString” and select “Desktop”
That’s it. The user agent now tells the webserver that the browser is a desktop browser and the Acrobat.com site displays successfully. Now my NookColor is even more useful to me. Yay:)