I got a new iPod touch a week or so ago, and have been browsing to many of my favorite sites with it. One thing that a lot of sites do is detect that I'm on a mobile device (and sometimes specifically an iPhone or iPod Touch) and send me to the mobile version of the page. At first, I really liked this, as it made the pages easier to read without zooming. But what I quickly realized is that many sites provide a crippled version of their pages to mobile users. For instance, Twitter
doesn't seem to provide a way to follow someone when you view their page in mobile mode (if they do, I couldn't find it) (update: when I viewed the mobile page in my full-screen monitor, I found the follow link, I wonder why I can't find it in the mobile browser) and Gizmodo
only shows the top three articles and summaries rather than the full content. In any event, I find myself switching to the non-mobile version of the pages more often than not, simply to get the interface I'm used to. So, what do you think, should companies provide these alternate pages?