Given the visual nature of Deviant Art, a well laid out mobile application that presents the artwork in a pleasing way is always going to be a better choice than using a mobile browser to work through a cut down version of the site. I know that responsive design and better techniques are available in 2013, but sometimes an app is a better way of solving the problem.
Just updated to v1.1, the app from DasDonkey Studios has addressed two major issues in this update, namely allowing the app to login if you have 'special' characters in your password, and dealing gracefully with an empty inbox of messages.
So, the all important features list from the App Directory:
- Search Deviations.
- Watch your favorite deviantions in a comfortable presentation.
- Check your inbox at any time.
- Answer comments and replies.
- Follow your DeviantWatch easily.
- Add the art you like the most in your Favorite Gallery
- Supports literally art.
- See the Gallery and Favorites of your favorite artists.
The client is a free download and you can find it here. And if you don't have an account on deviantArt you will need to set one up before launching the app.