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brengla
Mar 22, 2009, 11:56 AM
Can someone write a Macrumors forum app? Scrolling through pages and pages of the forum isn't too much fun on the small screen. A wee app that made it iPhone size would be awesome!

Any volunteers? ;)



Tallest Skil
Mar 22, 2009, 11:57 AM
There is iPhone formatting here. Bottom left of every window.

vinay427
Mar 22, 2009, 11:59 AM
There is iPhone formatting here.

I hope this isn't a stupid question, but I've been trying to find it for a while. I googled it too. How do you get to it?

EDIT: Right before I posted, you edited it and added the last sentence. Thanks!

mkrishnan
Mar 22, 2009, 11:59 AM
An App would be pretty great...

However, while we're pointing out alternatives for right now, you can also use the mobile version of Macrumors... http://mobile.macrumors.com

Or if you want to jump straight to the forums, bookmark: http://forums.macrumors.com/wap/index.php

Gokunama
Mar 23, 2009, 12:17 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

Never knew there was a mobile version of MacRumors.. that'll make surfing MacRumors from my iPhone much faster.

TuffLuffJimmy
Mar 23, 2009, 12:20 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

Never knew there was a mobile version of MacRumors.. that'll make surfing MacRumors from my iPhone much faster.

It's really not worth it. I've used the mobile version like three times, it's crap.

jmann
Mar 23, 2009, 12:22 AM
It's really not worth it. I've used the mobile version like three times, it's crap.

It wouldn't go that far to say that it's crap. But it's good at what it does. I enjoy using it on occasion. :)

ravenvii
Mar 23, 2009, 12:54 AM
It's really not worth it. I've used the mobile version like three times, it's crap.

Sorry guys, but I have to agree, it's crap. I actually prefer to browse the full site, despite the pain.

MacRumors. App. NOW. :D

Or at least do a massive revamp of the mobile site so it's more iPhone friendly, not just mobile-friendly, if you know what I mean.

Surely
Mar 23, 2009, 01:11 AM
I created a similar thread with a poll about this back in July 2008 (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=532131), and it got a pretty harsh response. The poll result was pretty close though: 55-52 for the App.

I still think it would be a great idea. Anything that could help to make my MR and MRF browsing experience better on the iPhone would be cool.

Macjames
Mar 23, 2009, 05:09 PM
I created a similar thread with a poll about this back in July 2008 (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=532131), and it got a pretty harsh response.

Wow that was pretty harsh, i use the mobile version quite regularly and its not all that bad.

Rojo
Mar 23, 2009, 08:17 PM
I remember that poll, and the negative response. Never understood why people were against it.
Frankly, I'm not crazy about the mobile version, and the full version on the phone is a pain. So yes, I'd very much welcome a made-for-iPhone app (native or web).

shinchan72
Mar 23, 2009, 08:42 PM
Same , would like one also.

Apps like that are extremely useful and helpful. Example there's a latest chatty app for Shacknews.com that makes the comments and threads posts much , much easier than trying through the browser directly.

Dmac77
Mar 23, 2009, 09:34 PM
Agreed, I would like to see a MR app. I don't see why people would be against it. It's a PITA to browse the site on my iPhone, and the mobile version of MR just blows. The iPhone friendly version of the site isn't that great either, sometimes some threads will be wider then all of the others and the page gets messed up. I'd be willing to pay for a MR app. The question is wether or not Apple would approve such an app.

Don

Surely
Mar 23, 2009, 09:52 PM
What a difference a year makes..........

:)

NT1440
Mar 23, 2009, 09:55 PM
The problem for me is im an avid abuser of the NEW POSTS button, probably why you always see me around.

From what ive seen the mobile version doesnt have that.

pedroistheman
Mar 23, 2009, 11:38 PM
Surprising that your poll would come so close...who would be against making an app that we would all benefit from?

dejo
Mar 23, 2009, 11:42 PM
From what ive seen the mobile version doesnt have that.
Latest Forum Topics (http://forums.macrumors.com/wap/HotTopics.php)?

Oh, guess that's only for new threads. Sorry...