Forum in an App?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by nashyo, May 15, 2012.

  1. nashyo macrumors 6502

    nashyo

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    My client wants a forum within an iPhone App but doesn't have a forum on his server. I assumed he wanted an App that tapped into an existing forum, but it seems he wants me to create one within the App. What the ...?

    Renting a dedicated server and setting up a forum on that, which I can later tap into with an App, is an ongoing relatively expensive cost to the client. It would be more practical if he set up a forum on the server he has for his website, and having the forum on his website too!

    Is there something I don't know about iCloud or something?
     
  2. ArtOfWarfare, May 15, 2012
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    ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    iCloud doesn't have anything that will help you.

    I agree that setting up a forum on his servers is the best option.

    However, you might be able to get away with having a forum set up here...

    http://www.zetaboards.com/

    It's free for non-commercial purposes... although I personally am confused by what the term "non-commercial" means...

    Edit: Actually, looking through the rules, it looks like if you pay for ad-removal, they'll allow you to waive many of their rules against commercialism.
     
  3. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    If they have a website, you could go put phpBB on it, and then use the guides from Tapatalk to add that functionality to the app.
     
  4. nashyo thread starter macrumors 6502

    nashyo

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    thanks for the responses

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    i have the tapatalk app its great. tapatalk have guides?
     
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

    Comeagain?

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    Tapatalk.com
     

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