Forums App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MaxPower49, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know what the deal with this app is? Strange that it is available in the app store but the description says you shouldn't buy it right now. I have been looking for something like this and would love to try it out (although the current price of $9.99 seems a little high). Does anyone know anything about it or where I could find more information? I goolged the app and developer to see if I could find a product page, but no luck.

    http://appshopper.com/social-networking/forums

     
  2. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    Well spotted. Looks peculiar.
    But I'd pay $1-$2 for a good forum app, which remembered login, could bookmark threads etc.
     
  3. Trooperof3 macrumors regular

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    looks cool, like ^ said. definitely pay $2 for a good forum app.
     
  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I'm assuming this would do its stuff by "screen scraping" a forum, which will not only be extremely resource intensive (battery drain) but likely quite slow too.

    The only people who can actually do a proper forum app for their sites are the owners themselves - it would need full access to the database to be successful.
     
  5. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone ever seen another application for which the listing asked you not to buy it? Wonder why they would have even put it up.
     
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  7. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They have updated the description. Price is still $9.99... I was hoping it would come down.

     
  10. Trooperof3 macrumors regular

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    Damn... $10 is a bit much $4-5 and i would have already been purchasing it lol. Home it comes down for awhile..
     
  11. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The 0.9.5 update is out. Has anyone tried this app?
     
  12. Trooperof3 macrumors regular

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    nope, still on the ropes.. for $10 it has to work flawlessly.
     
  13. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't. It's text only for one thing. It's still better to use than some forums I go to so I'll get some use out of it.

    Definitely not worth the same amount of money as Tiger Woods at this point.
     

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  14. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    I saw this app to but passed on it's high price. Kahnyl, if you feel the app is not worth it you should post a review in the app store with your rating. Right now there is no rating whatsoever.
     
  15. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I will.

    I've tried adding some boards but I've only been able to get this one working so far.
     
  16. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  17. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    Its a horrible app. UI is terrible, it doesn't work with loads of forums (and doesn't display any images of those that do work) and its faster to use Safari!
     
  18. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    I've been waiting for something like this since before the app store. There's a few forums I frequent, where I even asked the forum owners if they could set up a format for mobile use, without the graphic content.

    This app seemed to be just what I wanted.

    I used their forum compatibility checker on their website to make sure it would do what I needed it to. It said "SUCCESS! This forum appears to work with our application." So I purchased this.

    Guess what... It doesn't work. I'm out 3 bucks. because I checked first, I honestly feel scammed, and lied to for my money. If I had paid the $9.99, I would be quite upset. I'm REALLY hoping an update in the future fixes what ever problem is stopping me from using this app on the forums I visit.
     
  19. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I've used. I just use my bookmarks to get where I want.

    Much easier that way.
     
  20. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    The update for this came out yesterday, and I have to say, I am pleased with the new version. 90% of my issues have been fixed, and it now works with the forums I needed it to. It's not perfect yet, but certainly in the usable range. Those who already own this, check out the update, and let us know your thoughts too.
     
  21. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I rather use Safari's bookmark + 1Password to login.
     
  22. Randman macrumors 65816

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    I just use mobile Safari and have Autofill save the data. Haven't lad to log in for weeks.
     
  23. Pika macrumors 68000

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    How do you activate Autofill?
     
  24. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Settings > Safari > AutoFill > On.
     
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