vBulletin App???

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Duffinator, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Duffinator macrumors 6502

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    Is there an app that makes it easier to view vBulletin software? Several of the forums I belong to use this software and it would be nice if there is an app for them.
     
  2. Pika macrumors 68000

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  3. Duffinator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Forums has mediocre reviews. Any others?
     
  4. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    Forums is the only one I know of and due to the reviews, haven't got it yet.
     
  5. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    It didn't connect to any of the three vBulletin forums I frequent.

    I believe the app description recommended people not download the app yet.
    Don't why they would put on the app store.
     
  6. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Forums.app is the only app that doesn't need to ask a forum admin to install their silly plug-in just because you mister want to use a third party iPhone app.
     
  7. Duffinator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the links and comments.

    If you click on either of the links provided and scroll down to "customer also bought" there are a few more apps. It seems most of them don't have great reviews. Maybe the next versions will have nice improvements to them. I may try forums anyway. I'll report back if I do.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I have Forums and use it on three different forums; one of which is here. Seems to work good enough. There are some issues with nested forums but otherwise it is OK.

    Odd, I just checked. I am using "Forums" but the icon is slightly different. The one I have is the same pacman style character but on green grass with a blue sky. The one on iTunes has a solid background. When I tried to write a review it said I needed to own it; I thought I did.


    AHHH I see, there WAS a Forums Lite version, looks like they pulled it. Makes sense. BTW it isn't worth $4.99.
     
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  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I didn't even know we had a mobile version.
     
  11. Pika macrumors 68000

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    There is also [app]TouchBB[/app]

    Unfortunately it requires a plug-in just like Tapatalk.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    TouchBB was supposed to be very good. I personally wouldn't pay for a forum app.
     
  13. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    I use Forums. Since the last update, it's better, and works with most of the forums I visit now. It didn't used to, but it's much better now. I do like it, however, $4.99 is steep for what it lacks. Sadly, it's the only one of it's kind at the moment.

    Customer support on their official forum is also horrible. It takes days, sometimes almost 2 weeks to get a response, which barely answers your question, and when you try to clarify, you get to wait another week or 2.
     
  14. DJF3 macrumors newbie

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    I have been using TouchBB for a couple of weeks now and I *LOVE* it!

    It would be great if the MacRumors admins could install the plugin required.
     
  15. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    Wow the mobile version of this site really inpresses! Thanks for pointing me to it. I didn't even know it was available!
     
  16. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    There's a bunch, but many of them require the forum admin to install a pluggin.

    Don't bother with Forum Runner - vBulletin. You can't add any new forums -- it only works with a built in list, and there's non on mac topics.

    I'm currently trying out vBulletin Forums Pro.

    It's not bad. Much easier to surf the forums than using Safari. You can check your private messages and create and reply to posts fairly well.

    However, the app crashes often, usually from backing out of a thread to a higher level.

    I'm still looking for a good forum app (don't really want to use the mobile version of the site).
     
  17. Duffinator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I see the software was updated a few days after you posted the link. Have you tried the update and did it stop the crashing?
     
  18. longdogs macrumors regular

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    As long as the forum has installed the plug-in, [app]Tapatalk Forum App[/app] is an excellent forum reader for vbulletin or phpbb forums. There's a free version here: [app]Tapatalk RO - Forum App[/app]

    The devs are very responsive to feature requests and it's regularly updated too. Highly recommended.
     

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