Yes, and I experienced two different things:

1:  It rendered the mobile OAuth flow, but then switched the browser
into "mobile mode" for all of  So, after signing in the
user browses to her twitter homepage it is rendered in the mobile
view.  User had to click "View in Standard" at the bottom of the page
to escape.  Not optimal.  I tried this a few weeks ago.

2: I tried today before writing the post to the list, and it simply
didn't render the mobile UI.  I suspect this is because it was
switching on the User-Agent...?


On Feb 16, 5:28 pm, Raffi Krikorian <> wrote:
> have you tried pointing at
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Brian Ellin <> wrote:
> > One technique that many sites use to authenticate users via an API
> > like Twitter is to open a new browser window and perform the auth
> > inside. The benefit of doing this is that the user isn't completely
> > redirected away from the current page, and can still see the page in
> > its full context behind the popup.  It is totally possible implement
> > this technique now, but the current desktop OAuth interface requires a
> > popup window size of about 800x500 which is a little too big to be
> > effective.  Check out the attached twitter-oauth-popup.png to see what
> > I mean.
> > Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and MySpace all use this technique with
> > success for their sign-in APIs, and offer "popup" specific flows
> > optimized for a 450x500 window.  See attached google-popup.png for a
> > sample.
> > It looks like the new mobile OAuth flow would be great for use inside
> > a 450x500 popup.  Is there a way to manually invoke the mobile
> > interface from a non-mobile browser via a flag or other mechanism?
> > Maybe just send the user to instead of for
> > the authorization?
> > Love to hear your thoughts.
> > Cheers,
> > Brian Ellin
> > RPX Product Manager -
> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Team

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