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Title: How about an app
Post by: Onthepulse on November 22, 2014, 16:30:42
I have only been on this forum a short time and am impressed with it so far so is there any work in the pipeline for developing an app for mobile devices as I'm sure I'm not the only 1 who thinks it wud be a good idea. I haven't got any ideas for it but I'm sure the boffins would be able to sort sumthing.

What does everyone think?

Title: Re: How about an app
Post by: Szaxx on November 22, 2014, 19:05:07
I use a mobile phone and have no problems. What kind of app are you looking at?

Title: Re: How about an app
Post by: Onthepulse on November 22, 2014, 20:23:23
I'm thinkin of something that we can access the forums and make posts. Some helpful links maybe I don't know. I just think 1 touch away instead of using your mobile browser would be good. Even notifications on posts that interests the user. I'm no techy so don't know what can be done if any of the users have any ideas then it could be developed from user ideas.

Title: Re: How about an app
Post by: Szaxx on November 24, 2014, 12:44:53
If your phones browser is struggling, it may be too old or in need of a serious update. I have nearly everything available on mine and it's in need of  4G which it can't do. The updates to the local mast have removed 2G and the signal is now very poor on 3G.
The only cure is a new phone.
These are quite cheap now.
It's annoying but that's how technology is unfortunately.

Title: Re: How about an app
Post by: Bluefirephoenix on November 24, 2014, 15:27:33
THere is an app platform for groups like this. I don't know much about it other than it exists. THere was an English group I was with a few years back that used it. Facebook groups now has a specific app as well. I don't use my phone for browsing. It's too slow even with the wifi.

Title: Re: How about an app
Post by: Xanth on November 25, 2014, 13:16:45
The problem is that the software and version we're using for this forum is old.  It's a entire version behind at this point.
I doubt Adrian would want to put in the effort at this point to provide this kind of functionality... it wouldn't be worth it.

We've run into some issues trying to upgrade as well.  So, as things stand right now, we'll have to stick it out with what we've got.
We're working on it in the background though.  :)

Title: Re: How about an app
Post by: KarmicBeats on April 06, 2015, 08:47:11
I remember when the buzzword was "digital".  I laughed hysterically at ads for digital MP3 players and other devices that don't exist unless they are digital.  Like they want you to believe that their MP3 players are more digital than the others :?

Now I guess the buzzword is "Apps."  Everyone wants an app.

Someone suggested that I make an app for my YouTube channel at first I though it was not a good idea.  I thought YouTube already has an app that probably works better than anything I could do.  Then I decides that maybe even if an app is not necessary, I might still want it because apps are the in thing and having an app might attract more views.

I looked into making an app for a YouTube channel and found that I would have to be nuts to do it. I would not be able to display ads, annotations or cards and I am not sure if I could access YouTube's commenting system. There are other reasons as well.

I guess the moral of the story is that apps do not make everything better.

So I guess it is back to working on my "World Peace" digital app (It will bring world peace and be the most digital app ever)  :lol: