Talk:On-Device Portal

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This article seems to have a clear point of view of its own -- namely that On-Device Portals are a jolly good thing -- and reads more like a marketing document than a neutral encyclopedia article. It should be edited to conform with Wikipedia's NPOV policy. -- The Anome (talk) 09:37, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, needs a major rewrite to not read like an advertisement. Might be good to compare this with portals on devices that aren't cell phones, I'm picturing the app store on the ipod touch, and the store in game consoles like the wii, xbox etc. Mathiastck (talk) 17:45, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi there, I represent the author of the original page. We are working to insert more neutral language about ODPs in order to resolve the neutrality POV. Thanks! Cakelike(talk)

Still reads like marketing speak from carrier perspective. The whole future of section should be removed. Reference must be made to IPhone application store. Mathiastck (talk) 20:04, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Hi. I have not been involved with writing the material, nor do I have a vested interest in the area, but I do know about ODPs. ODPs are basically native or semi-native (eg J2ME) user interfaces, implemented by third parties, on top of the phone's operating system and replacing the regular user interface provided by the phone supplier.
ODPs are typically connected into back end services implemented by a particular mobile operator, and allow the operator to grab branding presence back from the phone manufacturer. This is different from the iPhone, Android, etc where the user interface you use is the one you get with the phone (it would be possible to implement an ODP on these phones if the platforms were open enough and anyone thought it was worth it).
Getting this kind of information into the article is extremely difficult, given its starting point seems to have been a marketing document for someone. My suggestion is that the article is heavily stripped back to stub status and then built back up from there in a more orthodox way which better conforms to the wikipedia rules. Shady18n (talk) 12:05, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

removing POV tag with no active discussion per Template:POV[edit]

I've removed an old neutrality tag from this page that appears to have no active discussion per the instructions at Template:POV:

This template is not meant to be a permanent resident on any article. Remove this template whenever:
  1. There is consensus on the talkpage or the NPOV Noticeboard that the issue has been resolved
  2. It is not clear what the neutrality issue is, and no satisfactory explanation has been given
  3. In the absence of any discussion, or if the discussion has become dormant.

Since there's no evidence of ongoing discussion, I'm removing the tag for now. If discussion is continuing and I've failed to see it, however, please feel free to restore the template and continue to address the issues. Thanks to everybody working on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 23:38, 21 June 2013 (UTC)