TapThatApp. iPhone App Manager

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by arn, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. arn macrumors god

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    I spent a few hours working on the beginnings of an iPhone app manager/directory

    http://tapthatapp.com

    My javascript skills are rough, so it isn't that pretty - much of the javascript was based on David Cann's example. Just seemed like this sort of app was necessary.

    As for the domain name... either the best or worst domain name ever... haven't decided yet :)

    arn
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    cool...

    so when you look at it in the iPhone, will you see a picture of an iPhone on the screen? with the page inside the picture of the iPhone?

    or will that be taken off when it comes out?
     
  3. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    the iphone would point to this:

    http://tapthatapp.com/iph/index.php

    who knows if it will render exactly right. Everyone's guessing at this point.

    arn
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You know, after seeing all the example apps for the iPhone I'm starting to think this was a good workaround for Apple. I'm really surprised. Of course we'll really see when we can start using them on the actual phone.
     
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    oh, that is cool!!!

    Good work... but you forgot the shopping list app. lol
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Looks like a neat idea. Would there someday be reviews/ratings when there are more apps floating around?

    First thought that came to mind was this page for some reason :eek:
     
  7. cdewitt macrumors member

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    looks amazing might be the best way to navigate to each app
     
  8. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    The name...

    Oh never mind, my head is always in the gutter. :eek: :p

    Awesome directory by the way.
     
  9. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    Nice job! It almost makes it feel like a 'real app'. I sure hope Apple releases the SDK, they could also use itunes for the distribution channel for approved apps...

    Anyways, nice job Arn, looks great.
     
  10. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    Yeah, that's part of the good/bad of the name.

    "TapThatApp: I'd tap that..." ;)

    we'll leave it there...

    arn
     
  11. loudestnoise macrumors 6502

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    I think it is pretty funny, and great. I know one of the first websites I'll be visiting is tapthatapp.com. Your source for high quality iPhone applications.
     
  12. Twiztedklown316 macrumors member

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    Safari 3 isn't supported on your webpage, when you try to use it, it comes up with "Internet Explorer is not supported," just thought I would mention it, it works fine with 2, however.
     
  13. dejo Moderator

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    Works fine in my Safari 3 on Mac OS X.
     
  14. JNB macrumors 604

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    Keep going! This will get it's own spot on my bookmarks bar!

    Oh, and the url is perfect! Yeah, I'd tap that... :p
     
  15. junebug1 macrumors regular

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    i love it already. brilliant domain arn. this will definitely come in handy. thank you!
     
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  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Excellent, was wondering when someone would do this. Well done!

    This brings up an interesting suggestion for Safari on the iPhone. It should have a special section (like Links on IE) for "applications". Instead of showing them as a list like on most bookmarks, it could just show application icons as in your page. Like Favicons, but larger.
     
  18. cjandnw macrumors 6502

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    question about web apps?

    I'm new to apple, safari and web apps...:confused:
    Will I be charged for browser usage each time I use a web app, or is it the initial page load then the phone does the rest internally?
    Sorry if I sound kindergartenish, but I'm just curious.
    Thanks
     
  19. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    you will be charged as much as the app uses. if the app no longer needs to load anything off the server, then you wouldn't be charge. thats what i expect. however, most apps i'm sure will be constantly accessing the server on which they're stored.
     
  20. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Dammit, beaten to it. :(

    I like it, Arn. :) I think it's very nice.
     
  21. cornerdealy macrumors regular

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    looks really great. if i ever get an iphone ill definitely use it.

    Only constructive criticism i have is that i'd change the look of the "My Apps" and "Find Apps" buttons. They dont seem to really flow that well with the rest of the look. Maybe it's just the color of them, but they look out of place to me.
     
  22. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully it will be possible to store the page on the iPhone itself, so you could just open it locally instead of going on the web. That would work, right?
     
  23. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    Really nice app, much better than my putting links to all the iphone apps in a site I have. :D
     
  24. McCarron macrumors regular

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    I see great minds think alike Arn!

    http://iphonefanclub.com/

    Too bad I haven't gotten the functionality for adding applications to the home page quite done yet. That's another day off or so. I rewrote it, because I wasn't happy how the first method was working.

    How did you plan on adding new application data into your application? I have it set so people can post on our forums with special "meta" tags and my application queries the database and pulls/sorts them based on the data input there.

    Wow nice idea, I wonder if iPhone's Safari has an option to save the page. If so this could be even more interesting for application developers.

    With my similar application that would actually be possible. My information is all client side, with the database side cached and updated at a regular interval.
     

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