Mac Rumors iPhone app?

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  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    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?
  2. JNB
    macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    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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  3. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    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. :)
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Next Tuesday

    Sep 14, 2006
    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.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    that's true but I would rather use an app like that of AP News, that would be cool.
  6. Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    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(?)
  7. macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    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.
  8. macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    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!:D
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    Yes that would be way cooler I hope Macrumors works on this soon.
  10. macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    cool idea.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    I'd download it
  12. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    San Francisco
    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 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?
  13. macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I would love a macrumors app. :D
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    I would use it, but would Apple allow it?
  15. macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Peterhead, Scotland UK
    + another one for the app
  16. macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I would use a MacRumors application, I just need someone to get me an iPhone.
  17. macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    An MR app for the forums would be pretty cool. But seeing how old this thread is I wouldn't hold my breath.
  18. macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    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.
  19. macrumors 604


    Wirelessly posted (Jeff's iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    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. :D
  20. macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    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!
  21. macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    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.
  22. macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2008
    I would love it. Heck, I would even pay for it :D

    I love MR :)
  23. macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2007
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Problem would be including a rendering for Vbulletin in the application which would be hard I bet.
  24. macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I kinda like the way 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.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    Why wouldn't they?
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