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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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Mac Rumors iPhone app?

I find myself reading macrumors more then I read nytimes. I was hoping you guys would make a iPhone app for us peeps who are addicted to your site. I hope you guys offer this option to us very soon. So what do you guys think regarding a macrumors app?

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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MR is available via Safari on the iPhone, and has an iPhone-optimized presentation. It's been like that for about a year now.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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There are some desktop widgets out there that forum members have produced in the past, but I'm not sure whether anyone plans to do an app at this stage. Maybe this will inspire someone.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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MR is available via Safari on the iPhone, and has an iPhone-optimized presentation. It's been like that for about a year now.
On iphone, just go to safari then the macrumors site then add the site with the "+" button and add it to your home screen. Easy as that.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:10 PM   #5
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MR is available via Safari on the iPhone, and has an iPhone-optimized presentation. It's been like that for about a year now.
that's true but I would rather use an app like that of AP News, that would be cool.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:11 PM   #6
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I'm going to shift this to Site and Forum Feedback, where it might be more easily seen.
cough cough too slow .

Only having seen the small demo of the NYTimes app on youtube I can't comment too much but it did look like quite a nice interface. I'm not sure how well extendable it is to a forum based system though. Maybe just for news articles(?)
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:16 PM   #7
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The Facebook app seems pretty nice in the limited time I've played with it, so I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:16 PM   #8
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But it would be a hint cooler to have the app alert you of new posts in the subscribed threads rather than emails cluttering my inbox.

If ever some one plans to do this..... I'd be the first one to download!
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:24 PM   #9
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But it would be a hint cooler to have the app alert you of new posts in the subscribed threads rather than emails cluttering my inbox.

If ever some one plans to do this..... I'd be the first one to download!
Yes that would be way cooler I hope Macrumors works on this soon.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:27 PM   #10
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cool idea.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 03:38 PM   #11
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 03:49 PM   #12
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could be cool, if done well. I've replaced a number of my home screen webpage links with apps, and the results are mixed.

Some are basically identical to the iphone version of the site, like the Bank of America app. I guess it's cool they made an app, but it would be nice if it had some functionality beyond just replicating what you can do on the iphone version of their website.

Some are worse than the iphone version of the site, like the facebook app. I actually deleted it and put back my link to iphone.facebook.com. The lack of access to the wall is... stunning. The wall basically is facebook for a lot of people, and not having it in the app makes it all but useless.

Some are better than the iphone version of the site, like the ebay app. Seems really nicely done, and is a lot easier to use than ebay mobile.

IMO, the mobile version of MR is really nice. It loads quickly, is relatively full featured, and it's easy to use. If someone could make an app that beats that, I'd be the first to dl it. But if the app just replicates the features of the mobile site, what's the point?
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Old Nov 16, 2008, 03:40 PM   #13
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I would love a macrumors app.
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 03:14 PM   #14
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I would use it, but would Apple allow it?
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Old Nov 20, 2008, 08:05 AM   #15
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+ another one for the app
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Old Nov 20, 2008, 08:07 AM   #16
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I would use a MacRumors application, I just need someone to get me an iPhone.
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Old Nov 20, 2008, 08:09 AM   #17
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An MR app for the forums would be pretty cool. But seeing how old this thread is I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 10:45 AM   #18
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MacRumors App

There should be one. Why has nobody thought of this? It would be so cool to check my unread threads and subscriptions without opening Safari, loading the MR Control Panel, zooming in on the freakin' hilariously small "show first unread" button and then using a tabulator bookmarklet to open my links in a new tab so I don't lose the control panel page while I'm browsing.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 10:49 AM   #19
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I completely agree with you. It would be so convenient to have a dedicated macrumors app, I would probably be posting a lot more from my phone that I usually do.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 11:01 AM   #20
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I've said before I don't think a separate Macrumors app is required but could we pretty please with sugar on top have a better mobile skin for the forums? The one at the moment absolutely sucks on the iPhone it is so limited and makes it a pain to keep up with threads especially with the pages being so damn small!
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 11:05 AM   #21
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I've said before I don't think a separate Macrumors app is required but could we pretty please with sugar on top have a better mobile skin for the forums? The one at the moment absolutely sucks on the iPhone it is so limited and makes it a pain to keep up with threads especially with the pages being so damn small!
I agree. Also, would it be too much for Apple to let you hold your finger on a link and have a pop-up come out that says "Open in New Tab" and "Cancel"? It would behave just like saving images, except for links.

I usually have 4 or 5 subscriptions going at once and I don't wanna leave the Control Panel page to view a thread because I've found that sometimes if I reload that page before I actually read all of them, they'll assume they've already been read.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 11:10 AM   #22
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I would love it. Heck, I would even pay for it

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Old Nov 25, 2008, 11:11 AM   #23
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Problem would be including a rendering for Vbulletin in the application which would be hard I bet.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 11:28 AM   #24
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I kinda like the way iLounge.com is set-up for a mobile forum. It's very minimal and clear. I think MR Forums looks pretty outdated... it would be nice to see a theme that looks like 2008/2009 instead of 1995, but that's just me.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 11:32 AM   #25
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I would use it, but would Apple allow it?
Why wouldn't they?
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