I'm running a local testing environment (MAMP) on a Mac (Mountain Lion), and Im having having difficulty accessing these sites on my Galaxy S3 running 4.1.2

Everything works fine testing using windows laptops, iphones etc ... on the network, except the android device does not recognise the name of the machine (mDNS)

There is a work around by using the machines IP address but this has its problems and isn't an ideal solution.

Is there a solution I could use to get mDNS working on the mobiles browsers?


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    Is this a development question? Are you trying to use the zeroconf APIs from Android?
    – Flow
    Jan 31 '13 at 15:43
  • Im testing websites hosted on my Mac
    – noelmcg
    Jan 31 '13 at 16:07
  • Have you tried both the bare hostname of your machine, and the fully qualified domain name? I find most mobile devices (including non-Android ones) don't resolve the hosts on my local network unless I use their fully qualified name.
    – GAThrawn
    Jan 31 '13 at 16:21
  • @GAThrawn I'm not sure that I know the difference between the two? I use 'compname-imac.local'
    – noelmcg
    Jan 31 '13 at 16:32
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    Using the IP is be a bit of a pain Izzy, as it isn't fixed, and I'll also have probs with things on the local environment, like wordpress multisite, typekit etc ... @GAThrawn thanks for the clarification, can you use a FQDN on an android device on a local network?
    – noelmcg
    Jan 31 '13 at 17:45

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