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Matteron (96)
February 10th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but I did not know where to put it.
Introduction
A while ago, I asked if creating a Pokecommunity application for the iPhone/iPod Touch was possible, the answer at first was no, because of money constraints, then we thought of uploading it to cydia...
Description
An iPhone/iPod Touch Application made to view Pokecommunity in a much easier and faster way.
Screenshots
http://i45.tinypic.com/qx56d5.pnghttp://i50.tinypic.com/2ut47c6.png
http://i47.tinypic.com/drf5ft.pnghttp://i50.tinypic.com/nvcv8n.png
Downloads
None as of yet, the app is still not complete.
Extra Info.
This application will probably be available only through Cydia, for those who don't know what Cydia is is click here (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Cydia)
Needed
Beta testers
New Icon

Noah Ridgewood
February 10th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Maybe I'm just being a party-pooper, but I find this to be rather unnessicary. First of all, some users who own an iPod touch or an iPhone don't want to jailbreak it, such as myself, for reasons of their own. So offering it to Cydia would only allow limited access to it. Above all, however, it seems like it would go about the same way as running it through Safari. I really don't find much of a difference between the two, actually, considering you're going to be feeding through the same thing; the Wifi or 3G that you're connected with. I mean, for me it's as simple as:

Unlocking my iPhone (http://pics.livejournal.com/agunimon/pic/000077f1)
Launching Safari and typing in the URL (http://pics.livejournal.com/agunimon/pic/00008h30)
It loading (http://pics.livejournal.com/agunimon/pic/00009d76)
Tapping the cross in the middle (http://pics.livejournal.com/agunimon/pic/0000a05f)
Adding to home screen (http://pics.livejournal.com/agunimon/pic/0000a05f)
Typing the name (http://pics.livejournal.com/agunimon/pic/0000b5h6)
TUH DAHH! (http://pics.livejournal.com/agunimon/pic/0000c3c1)

An official PC app? I just... don't see the point in it.

Virtual Chatot
February 10th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Thanks to my Uncle, I can submit apps to the App Store with no fee on my part. If you need help developing the App, I'm volunteering my hand. Also, it wouldn't be so hard for me to help you publish it legally on the App Store, so do try to think about that.

If you're thinking about a Facebook type app, then I can probably help you out with the graphics.

Responding to Aladdin, I have to add that Pokecommunity doesn't have that many people who are active users, let alone how many of them actually have iTouches and iPhones.

Noah Ridgewood
February 10th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Responding to Aladdin, I have to add that Pokecommunity doesn't have that many people who are active users, let alone how many of them actually have iTouches and iPhones.
I... think you missed the point of my reply. I never said it had to have a majority of users actually use the app if it were to happen. I was stating that if you were going to put it out there, you shouldn't limit it to jailbroken devices but rather legit devices; that way legit and jailbroken iPhones and iPods were able to access it. I understand why he was intending it for jailbroken devices considering the profits, but that seems to be something that just... happens when it comes to developing something. Regardless of what it's for.

My point was that PokéCommunity doesn't seem to need an app on it's own, but rather a mobile skin, if anything. Which we did have at some point, but has since been removed *from public*... which seems to be something that many other users would probably do anyway when they're on the go and wanting to visit PC from whatever device they're on.

I'm all for ease of use and apps.. I just don't think that a forum needs one.

Matteron (96)
February 10th, 2010, 07:49 PM
@aladdin
I understand what you mean, but the point of this app is to allow pokecommunity to be accessed faster. The main reason safari is so slow is because it sucks up 60 mega bytes of ram and the iPhone/iPod touch only have 65 mega bytes. I mean already in beta stage this app is twice as fast as the normal meathod

@virtual chatot
of you can upload it to the app store that would reslove that problem, and yes it is going to be like facebook

Virtual Chatot
February 11th, 2010, 05:29 AM
@aladdin
I understand what you mean, but the point of this app is to allow pokecommunity to be accessed faster. The main reason safari is so slow is because it sucks up 60 mega bytes of ram and the iPhone/iPod touch only have 65 mega bytes. I mean already in beta stage this app is twice as fast as the normal meathod

@virtual chatot
of you can upload it to the app store that would reslove that problem, and yes it is going to be like facebookIf you send me the source code when you're almost done with it/done with it I can check to see how large of an application it is. If it comes across a certain point of size Apple will demand that we pay a certain amount to put it on the App Store for bandwidth reasons. If it's small and lightweight enough we can sell it as free without any problems. (ads wouldn't be that bad of an idea)

NatureKeeper
February 11th, 2010, 07:26 AM
Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but I did not know where to put it.
Introduction
A while ago, I asked if creating a Pokecommunity application for the iPhone/iPod Touch was possible, the answer at first was no, because of money constraints, then we thought of uploading it to cydia...
Description
An iPhone/iPod Touch Application made to view Pokecommunity in a much easier and faster way.
Screenshots
http://i45.tinypic.com/qx56d5.pnghttp://i50.tinypic.com/2ut47c6.png
http://i47.tinypic.com/drf5ft.pnghttp://i50.tinypic.com/nvcv8n.png
Downloads
None as of yet, the app is still not complete.
Extra Info.
This application will probably be available only through Cydia, for those who don't know what Cydia is is click here (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Cydia)
Needed
Beta testers
New Icon

I would've used it if I have an iPhone. It seems great.

jasonresno
February 11th, 2010, 07:44 AM
I've got an iPod Touch, I'd use the app.

But what I'd use even more is a real nice looking mobile skin. I always have free time at work and I'd love to really utilize my blackberry.

Ooka
February 11th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Well, I have a jailbroken iPod touch, so either way I'll be using it.

Matteron (96)
February 12th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Thanks for all the support guys.

@virtual chatot
sure thing i'll pm you the source code, so far it's only about 3 meg's

@anybody
I currently need a new icon, if anybody is willing to make one please pm/vm me, also I don't, but could use a loading screen too pm/vm me if you are intrested in doing anything with that.

Peeky Chew
February 20th, 2010, 03:59 AM
Sorry for kind of bumping.
I just think this would be quite pointless. If you don't have it set to a widescreen style, you can fully zoom out in landscape mode on the iPhone and easily read it. On 3g it barely takes any time to load and on wi-fi only about twice as long as the computer. What sort of proves my point is that all of this was written on my iPhone on 3g.

Magmorspriter
February 22nd, 2010, 07:22 PM
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad262/Magmorspriter/PC.png A sprite.....But is it too big???

hcoteen2008
February 25th, 2010, 08:40 PM
I'll use the app, but I'm not J/B