No MacRumors App?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Blakjack, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    Why is there no Macrumors app? I get tired of having to use the browser. Would love to be able to just tap on the app, comment and read forums and news.
  2. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    Why not just bookmark the forums to your home screen?
  3. Carressa macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Yep what glitch said. I have it set up like that and it works great!
  4. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    Don't dismiss it so lightly. I think a MacRumors app would be quite useful. Reading from the browser involves a lot of unnecessary re-rendering (and usually re-downloading) of lists. And it isn't optimized for the iPad (or iPhone) screen. Of course, the latter could be done by MacRumors themselves with an alternate CSS.

    What would be more useful would be a generic vBulletin-reading app. vBulletin is probably the most popular forum software out there. does vBulletin have some sort of API, so that it wouldn't be necessary to "scrape" content? I assume presentation is largely or completely determined by a CSS "skin", so maybe an API wouldn't be necessary. Still, there may be enough configurable options that it would be difficult to reconcile the differences between various sites.
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