We’re pleased to announce that the long awaited Roundcube Alpha skin has just been released! But it’s much more than just a Roundcube skin, it’s a package that includes a desktop theme, a mobile theme and a plugin that selects either one depending on which browser is used.
The way this works is pretty simple. You install two themes: "alpha" and "alpha_mobile". You install the Theme Selector plugin. Now if you check your mail using a desktop browser, say, Internet Explorer, the "alpha" theme will be loaded. If you use an iPhone, "alpha_mobile" will be loaded.
Alpha Mobile is the first mobile Roundcube skin of its kind. It has been developed from scratch to make sure it installs and functions as a normal Roundcube theme, but works and feels like a mobile app. Since the current version of Roundcube is made specifically for desktop browsers and is geared to be operated using a mouse, it took some creative thinking and programming to make it work on touch screen mobile devices. We’re pleased with the result, please let us know what you think!
We have also released a similar desktop/mobile package for our existing LiteCube skin, so in total there are two complete cross-device solutions you can choose from.