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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Dedicated App (apple / android) only 55 33.13%
Mobile skins only 16 9.64%
Both apps and skins 83 50.00%
None / leave PC as it is now 12 7.23%
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Old April 20th, 2011 (04:39 PM).
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Skins, cause my phone can't use apps, so...

Either way going along with both as others have said.
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Even though I dont see the point of a mobile skin. PC runs fine on my ipod ..which I just found. But my phone has terrible internet. and also mobile theme or what. it dosent work well xD
Just saying mobile themes, are they worth the coding? Well that can be used towards the app to but what ev.
Plus my phone dont do app's. but i got a ipod. oh wait i said that. xD
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Both, for those with an iPhone and and Android phone who are willing to pay a small amount (I wouldn't mind) and skins for those that can't use apps.
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Having both would be nice, although if you guys need to choose one or the other, I prefer the dedicated Apps.
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No WP7 app? Just skins then please.

Though I suppose I could develop it, but it would require a great amount of focus and dedication from me.
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No WP7 app? Just skins then please.

Though I suppose I could develop it, but it would require a great amount of focus and dedication from me.
perhaps if there is enough demand for a wp7 (8,9,10..) one, it'll get added. as of right now, only iOS/Android will be supported.
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Old April 20th, 2011 (06:11 PM).
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Not everyone has an iOS or Android device, but mostly everyone has a mobile phone. I would prefer a dedicated style (and wouldn't mind contributing to develop one) over an app for that very reason, but both would be nice for those who do have those devices.

No matter what, however, I feel a mobile style should be something that's implemented whether a consensus is made to make it or not.
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I'd say both would be the best option for mobile users of any platform. However if there was any chance of a web based app that you could use (and similarly save as an app itself on the homescreen) could possibly work even better than trying to submit multiple versions to different app stores.
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Old April 20th, 2011 (08:03 PM). Edited April 20th, 2011 by Melody.
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if things go right, we will offer two versions on each platform.. a paid for app with no ads and a free one with very annoying ads in it.
You could Ad power the free version and leave a few features out of this version easily. The paid version could be fancier, with more support, no ads and all the planned features.

I really like the idea of a mobile App anyways. Not only could we make the paid app cost a buck or two to offset the cost of getting it out there, but once that pays for itself, we can release the free version and such. Personally I'd pay as much as $5 USD for the app, anyways if any of the proceeds is going towards buying server power...which is another way the app can generate revenue without putting us (hopefully) in the profitable zone we seem to be avoiding because it's a legal minefield.

I think you could use something like the AdMob SDK for the Android/iPhone to power the ads system. The ads can be "annoying" but they shouldn't inhibit the use of the app too much. :p


The mobile style is fine too, if the app turns out to be too demanding to upkeep. I really know the App would need upkeep to ensure it's constantly compatible with PC, and the Android version would need upkeep to respond to individual phone issues. (Force Closes, because some Android phones come with a lot of manufacturer apps that could conflict potentially.)
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Quote originally posted by Patchisou Yutohru:
Not everyone has an iOS or Android device, but mostly everyone has a mobile phone.
...I feel so left out now. I wouldn't exactly say "everyone", but a good amount of people have mobile phones. I just have my DSi, and that thing is slow. A good mobile skin for that thing would be lovely.

I want to make a suggestion, but A) It defeats part of the purpose, and B) I might start a flamefest or get shot for it.
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I think the app is a good idea, even if you have to pay.

Another good idea is having a free version for people who don't want to pay.
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I would really love having a PC app for my iphone as I tend to surf in my iphone when I'm too lazy crawling just to get to my computer or my butt hurts so much cause of sitting while hitting the refresh button for new topics and trades...

Voted: Both skin and app (apple/android)

EDIT - I hope its free though :3
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Both would be nice actually. And would create a new revenue stream or something. :3
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PC works fine on my phone so I'll have to go with Skin, perhaps to make mobile browsing easier. The thing is, I don't want you guys spending to make an app then it doesn't do so well :*
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Old April 21st, 2011 (03:32 PM).
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Haha I was just thinking about a PC app a week ago, since none of the themes are really good for mobiles.. I'd say focus on a good theme for mobiles, then an app if demand is high enough.

Just a thought, there's probably no way to make this a perk for the highest donator tier is there? I'd be willing to donate more than just the app cost ($2 like you were saying) and just get to Tier 5 if it were up there.
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I'd say go with both. Developing the skins would be easy enough to do, and could help alleviate some of the stress phones have with loading the forums. I know mine tends to lack something awful with all that needs to load.

But the app would be great. I wouldn't mind paying for one in order to access the forums easier. It'll mean that I can get on more often, especially if there's extra features like VM/PM/(report?) notifications.

But right now, I'd say focus on the skins, especially since those would be easier to add. Then, if there's a demand for the app and people think it's worth it, develop the app.
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I voted the app.
Applications would look a lot more neater than the mobile skins, in my opinion.

You could always have people buying the app to help donate back to the community while have a free version on this website so if people can't bring cash inflow, they can still support it without advertisements!
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I think it would be amazing if they made an iPhone app.
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An Iphone app would be BEAST!
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On my iPod now, it's fine as it is. Seems like that money should be going elsewhere (like Rukario's wallet).
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Hmm, why not?:)... Who would be coding this app? I am buying a developer account soon, i can host it if you don't mind it saying my company name...
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seeing as how my ipod is always with me, i would love an app.
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Well i take back my offering since no one responded. Could have saved you 300$...
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Hmm, why not?... Who would be coding this app? I am buying a developer account soon, i can host it if you don't mind it saying my company name...
The base coding is coming from vB and works with an api they provide to run on our site.

We will either apply for a dev account ourselves (its only $99.00 a yr) or have a partner of the hosting co host it on his accounts (both iPhone/Android) for free.

Thanks for the offer
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Hmm kay.. Althought it is 300 if you want to test it on your phone. But yes for things like that it's only 99.
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