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Old Sep 7, 2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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[Merged] Interest in an iPhone or iPad App for MacRumors.com

It would be dead cool if someone in this forum (i.e. a Macrumors member or even Arn), made a slick, yet free, iPhone app centered on Macrumors.com. I was thinking something ala Twitterriffic... You know the sexy icon, with the sleek UI...

I'd do it but I don't have the skills! I could design it though

Haha! Just me sharing thoughts...

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Old Sep 7, 2008, 04:15 PM   #2
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That would be very cool.

Someone, PLEASE DO IT!!!
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Old Sep 7, 2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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That would be awesome! I hope somebody makes that.
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Old Sep 7, 2008, 04:52 PM   #4
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I've made a quick mock-up of the Start-up page (like I said, a little in the style of Twitterriffic)

I'll post more tomorrow! Bed time soon! haha!

Excuse the quality!

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Old Sep 8, 2008, 04:17 AM   #5
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Now I'm doubting whether to make it a dark or a light/mimicking the actual MacRumors page... What should I do?? I've done a MR mimick one at the moment and gonna try a darker look.




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Old Sep 8, 2008, 04:41 PM   #6
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That looks awesome!

But it's funny, I think it looks even more awesome when you look at it with inverted colors (press Ctrl+Option+Apple+8 to see it)
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Old Mar 16, 2009, 10:55 PM   #7
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MacRumors iPhone site

Hi everyone, I recently thought of something that I think would improve MacRumors a lot. Now I don't know about you, but I check this site daily, and it is usually when I am on the go from my iPhone. I know some sites have mobile versions formatted for the iPhone and iPod Touch screens (ex. Facebook, pictured below.) I think that if MacRumors had a site like this, it would help us people who check different blogs from our iPhone/iPod Touch. Has anyone else thought about this? Anyone disagree? Leave your thoughts below.
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Old Mar 16, 2009, 11:40 PM   #8
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+1

+easier access to forums
+if we get push, there could be notifications of new articles
+could expand MR users
-could put too many users on here
-lengthy/costly to develop
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Old Mar 16, 2009, 11:52 PM   #9
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Technically there is an iPhone/iPod touch version of MR, at http://mobile.macrumors.com; it lacks design, but still displays the main things from the site.
I don't see an actual App Store-type app coming out though, Apple would never allow for one that offered speculation and possible leaks from their own company.
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Old Mar 17, 2009, 12:09 AM   #10
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Technically there is an iPhone/iPod touch version of MR, at http://mobile.macrumors.com; it lacks design, but still displays the main things from the site.
I don't see an actual App Store-type app coming out though, Apple would never allow for one that offered speculation and possible leaks from their own company.
Sorry guys, I didn't see that mobile site before I started this thread, but you made some good points.
I know apple would NEVER let an app that speculated about upcoming products and such into the app store, but even a better designed and better organized mobile site would be great. Also, another thought comes to my mind: there are several RSS feed readers available in the app store, so could you get updates from the MacRumors RSS feed through one of those apps?
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Old Mar 17, 2009, 03:32 AM   #11
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ye, RSS would work.

you could also add the mobile macrumors site as an icon on your homescreen. i cant remember what it's called, but it's on the same menu to bookmark a website
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Old Mar 17, 2009, 08:07 AM   #12
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Sorry guys, I didn't see that mobile site before I started this thread, but you made some good points.
I know apple would NEVER let an app that speculated about upcoming products and such into the app store, but even a better designed and better organized mobile site would be great. Also, another thought comes to my mind: there are several RSS feed readers available in the app store, so could you get updates from the MacRumors RSS feed through one of those apps?
I think you'll find that I started this thread.

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Old Jun 18, 2009, 12:57 PM   #13
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This is a fantastic idea, I wish everyone involved the best of luck !
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Old Jun 20, 2009, 07:57 PM   #14
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Looks quite good. News will be easy to implement. Buyers Guide shouldn't be that hard. Forums will be a pain.
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 01:43 AM   #15
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Looks quite good. News will be easy to implement. Buyers Guide shouldn't be that hard. Forums will be a pain.
Is that the actual app running on the simulator??? or is it just a mock-up...?

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 05:26 AM   #16
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Is that the actual app running on the simulator??? or is it just a mock-up...?

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That's the actual app. I've also made it get real data rather than placeholder garbage.

Somebody was making a vbulletin API on Google Code. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have done much since January. PHP isn't my thing, so I can't fix it up. If it ever does get to a usable state, I'll definitely add the feature to the App.
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 01:48 AM   #17
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Looks quite good. News will be easy to implement. Buyers Guide shouldn't be that hard. Forums will be a pain.
What if, for simplicity's sake, the forums section was simply a browser? As nice as it'd be to have a very good looking and sleek -- I think having it set to the iPhone formatted forums would be good enough in the interim.
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 02:08 AM   #18
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Ok, so I made this icon... I was thinking of doing it in MR's colors but as the app looks better in Apple's standard UI then I made it like this:

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 02:08 AM   #19
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Looks quite good. News will be easy to implement. Buyers Guide shouldn't be that hard. Forums will be a pain.
not a bad layout... maybe make more use of it if possible, have the buttons across the button more customizable, at least the option get to Subscribed Threads.
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 12:07 PM   #20
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something like TUAW?

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/M...325711945&mt=8

saving and caching the days articles would be great!
push notifications for new stories would be amazing!

i've really wanted some sort of news story subscription to my mail account so i can get it pushed to my mobileme. A simple forum adjustment is easy to do which i've posted about previously
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 06:17 PM   #21
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I'd love an iPad app for MacRumors, hope someone likes the idea and does it.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 08:55 AM   #22
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All the site admin would need to do is to install a Tap-a-talk plugin. Works great for Tipb.

http://www.tipb.com/2010/09/28/tapat...ne-app-review/
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 11:01 AM   #23
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yes, we're going to do an app, but there's only so much time in the day. Yes, we could throw together a crappy RSS-feed app very quickly, but what's the point of that?

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yes, we're going to do an app, but there's only so much time in the day. Yes, we could throw together a crappy RSS-feed app very quickly, but what's the point of that?

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Does the Mobile App work for the Touch?
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Does the Mobile App work for the Touch?
there is no app right now.

you can use the mobile version of the site right now, and it works on the ipod touch and iphone.

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