Now available: orkut on your mobile phone

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 | 7:25 AM



Have you ever wanted to check if your buddy responded to your scrap about this evening's plans, but not been close to a computer? Do you wish you could pass the time on your long commute home by browsing through your friends' profiles?

Fret no more -- if you have a web-enabled phone and a data plan, just point your mobile web browser to m.orkut.com, and stay connected to your friends anytime, anywhere.

We understand that often your phone's data network isn't as fast as your computer's, so in designing orkut for mobile we focused on offering the features that are most useful when you're on the move, instead of replicating all the desktop features. For example, we've made it easy to send, receive, and respond to scraps on our mobile interface so that you can step away from your computer and have conversations on the go. From your phone, simply click the new "Reply" link to respond directly to a scrap from your friend. You can also read recent updates from your friends, view upcoming birthdays, look up and add friends, and accept friend requests.

After you try out orkut for mobile, we'd love to hear what you think. From the m.orkut.com homepage, click on the "help" link at the bottom of the screen to send us your feedback.

Happy mobile orkuting!

23 comments:

Pedro Macedo said...

Great job guys!

Darnell Clayton said...

Hey Google,

When are you going to include forums within Orkut mobile?

While I am excited that I can quickly view Orkut via iPhone, I am saddened that I can not stay "in the loop" with my favorite forums.

I guess I'll have to use the regular interface until "things change." ;-)

PS

Thanks for finally bringing this as it will (hopefully) cut down on the number of stolen Google accounts via third party mobile sites.

Brett Gian said...

Is Using Arkut on Mobile phone easy? Or can any one on any mobile phone use this feature?

S!ick said...

Using my Palm Lifedrive, it appears I am unable to "post a scrap"...any idea when that function will be available?

sanjax said...

hi there Google,

m a ardent user of orkut through my nokia E90 communicator,not leme tell you that orkut worked COMPLETELY & with all the features as on ur desktop version on my E90,but please solve this,since u launched the mobile orkut version,no matter which way i try it goes to mobile orkut always !! come on google,dont u think u should have atleast an option of "view desktop version" like in the mobile you tube !! please sort this for me before i shift my loyalties somesite else.

regards,

sanjay
Please drop a reply to me if u care to;sanjay.samas@gmail.com

Juliano said...

OK. I hate this guys, you should have a classic view for the users choose the way can they visit your site.

Please solve this problem!!!!

dudu_22 said...

please give the old vs option, i dont like this version, how can i change for the old one? Orkut doesnt ask me if i want mobile orkut and goes automatic. Plz help me

chaitanya said...

Hey google
I m using orkut by my p1i
And that was too good.
I didnt like orkut mobile version
This version has too limited functions
Plz............atleast give us option to switch to
desktop version like youtube.

I know u will not disapoint us
Thanks.......

Mahendra said...

very very bad version.... i cant believe that Google did it...it must have a option to select normal version...

Varzan said...

Hey i am really missing orkut desktop version.It was rocking but now am really disappointed with this mobile view.I want my orkut desktop version back.Pls do it soon.

vijay said...

Hey Google, pls add an option to select between orkut classic & orkut mobile, same as google search home page. Pls resolve this at the earliest.

Fernando said...

This would be a great move...if the development team had remembered to allow the user to choose between the mobile or the default version.

Why would I want to access the mobile version over a wi-fi connection through a device that supports the default version of Orkut, like symbian devices running Opera Mini?

Bad move, Orkut team...

Renata said...

you know, honestly I am shocked that you guys decided to create the mobile version of orkut and didnt occur to you to give US the option of deciding which one WE want to use.
It's very upsetting actually to realize that you are basically FORCING us to use something such a poor version of ur amazing website.
I totally understand and respect the fact that while creating this version u had on mind users who don't have fast connection on the mobile devices. But u just can't be so limited to no think that some people do not have this problem. That's why every website with a mobile version gives the users the option to choose the best one for their situation and reality. Like myspace, youtube... Just to mention a couple of them!
the mobile version of orkut is awful but if u gonna stick with it at least let us decide which one we want to use

Tanu said...

Hi, I am facing a peculiar problem with accessing my orkut account from this evening. The page opens with only the side scroll bar but no bottom scroll bar so I couldn't access the full page. This is happening only with opening my account but not with others and other sites are also opening quite normally. Please help me to solve this problem.
Hand set N70
Browser Opera mini
tarunaroara17@gmail.com

Avinash said...

Hey tanu, that's kind of strange! Same problem here, there is a side scroll car but no bottom scroll bar, and when you try to change it to mobile view the page blanks out. I am worried too with this and it is not that only your account is not working. All my friends tried the same but it is not working. I use a samsung j600. If someone knows the solution, could you please let up know what should be done? Regards

Nayanababu said...

Please let the users with fast connection and high end phones to use the normal version of orkut
Switch to full mode option is not working.

sandeep said...

hi, google
This is sandy , I m facing lots of problem while using orkut with gmail account on my I phone(1.1.4) the feature like community is not appearing on my orkut account, my friend cannot find after telling the name what I have for orkut account, can u help me

Pradeep said...

Hi dis is pradeep. I m facing such kind of problem dat earlier on i can see d full view of my orkut web page including friends, community and all other things which are shown on the desktop version on my nokia n70. But from d last 5 days i cant see them only simple view is shown to me and view full site option also has disabled . Pls solve my problem. If anybody have idea or solution abt it pls reply me on deep.jpr.08@gmail.com
wid regards
pradeep

sam_radley2002 said...

Dear google . The new mobile version of orkut sucks a lot . I mean don u guys think u should atleast give the fast n better connecting mobile users a desktop version to view their orkut from . Am really shocked at this new change of yours . Am not able to see ma communities n i cant even check out ma friends who came online . Please try to give us our normal desktop version of orkut back on the phone . Kevin .

Bala said...

Simple guys. I did some r&d and found this. For those who get a blue screen. Go to page address copy it. Remove main# wherever u c it. Add www. Instead of m. Now u will get the desktop version. Also u can type www.orkut.com/home.aspx

Bala said...

Hi all, I did some r&d and found out this. Type www.orkut.com/home.aspx

For those who get a blue screen, go to page address and copy it. Paste it in go to bar. Edit wherever u c main#


Also replace m.orkut with www.orkut

This needs to be done for every page

Bala said...

Delete main#

sarinha said...

how to send scrap in my own scapbook??????