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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 (12:33 PM).
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So the Community has a chance to get a dedicated mobile app (iPhone/iPad and Android) for your use. We would likely charge, $1.99 USD for it to help recoup the app store costs.
edit: 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.

My question to all of you members is, what would you rather have?

A dedicated app?

a selection of mobile skins?

a combo of skins and an app? (i.e. both)

none/leave everything as is.
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Ideally, I would prefer both, though from personal experience browsing the forums on my phone, vBulletin Default works pretty well as a mobile skin itself.
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Old April 20th, 2011 (12:45 PM).
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I'd personally like a combination of both, but any mobile app would be nice, as long as it's financially feasible for us to do. $200 a month is kinda ehh, but I'm not too knowledgeable of what PC's yearly supporter revenue figure is. Again, whatever is most financially beneficial for PC.
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Old April 20th, 2011 (12:46 PM).
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Eh I would only make use of the app if it was available for iOS and Android. If the app was there I don't think I would use the mobile skin. I've been wanting something like this for a while (I think I made a thread about an iPhone skin a couple of years ago but it got shot down because it was made by an outside developer). We did have that .mobi mobile site for a while but I think the was just the wrong choice for PC.

Anyway...yes, an app would be amazing. I would even pay for it. $0.99 or something low cost like that.
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Old April 20th, 2011 (1:00 PM).
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Both obviously, but if not that then an app definitely sounds more appealing to me.
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Both sounds like the more reasonable answer. And if we do get a dedicated app, it would be one of the few apps I would actually be willing to pay for.
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I would buy the app. But both is the obvious choice. But I want an app more.
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I guess the best is both (since allot might not have a app-capable device)
But app sounds so much more better
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    I know this might not count for very much, but I don't understand why we'd need an App. On my phone at least, PokéCommunity works perfectly fine (although the context bar is buggy) in the default browser. New skins would cost the community nothing, and would be a sort of free equivalent since in all honesty an app would more or less be a re-done version of the built-in browser, made for PokéCommunity.

    Imo an app when you already have one, your mobile's built-in browser is just a bit redundant.

    Although the majority seem to be against me here. Maybe I've misunderstood this or something. =/
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    Old April 20th, 2011 (2:15 PM).
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    More choice is always good. Perhaps you could integrate the skins into the app?
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    Old April 20th, 2011 (2:26 PM).
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    I'd just go with the skin. :/ I don't want to pay to access PC and most mobile skins that I've seen on other forums work great. If there was an app, the only reason I'd get it is if it had notifications for when I got a VM/PM. Otherwise I just don't see it being worth even writing one.
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    Old April 20th, 2011 (2:32 PM).
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    It'd be awesome if we could have both, since I'm not really in a position to pay for apps right now. XD; If the opportunity arose, then I'd buy the app, but a mobile skin wouldn't be so bad for those who can't really pay for apps.
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    Old April 20th, 2011 (2:39 PM).
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      Dont see the point.. if someone has the choice between using the internet on their phone and going on the forum... or paying to use the app

      i know i'd rather use the internet
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      Old April 20th, 2011 (2:42 PM). Edited April 20th, 2011 by Kip.
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      An app would be fantastic, especially with the whole push notifications thing - getting PM notifications straight to your phone would be good, plus having a dedicated app would speed up the whole process than just a 'one-size-fits-all' skin (which may work great on some phones and terribly on others). Having an app that I can check my VMs and PMs on would be brilliant.

      It also brings in the possibility of an offline mode, where say you could download a thread and read it once you're offline (if you don't have/can't afford 3G). Since it's $1.99 (that's about £1.20), it would definitely be worth paying for since I'd find it really useful.

      However, it would be best to have both, since there are other mobile operating systems for mobiles other than iOS and Android (Windows CE springs to mind (or Windows Phone (or whatever they're calling it now))). So having a mobile skin for peeps on other OSes and those who just want a quick browse or don't want to use the app would be good - gives everyone a free choice then.

      I say if you have an opportunity to get PC a dedicated app, DO IT. You might as well. And there may not be another opportunity.
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      I'd have to say skins, mostly for 2 reasons. 1. I don't own an iPod Touch/iPhone, and 2. I don't really want to pay to access the site. Plus, I can use my DSi and it will load a lot quicker with skins that are optimized for it.

      EDIT: I'll also say that we can have a iPod app for it, for those that can afford it/want to have PC on their devices. I would consider getting it if I had the money and one of the two devices, but, No money, not funny!
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      Old April 20th, 2011 (2:54 PM).
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      I think the real question the poll should be asking is: "Would you be willing to pay a small fee around $1 or $2 to offset the cost of a PC mobile application"
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      I would totally love to have a mobile app for android! but does it really cost to put something up on the market?
      You do know you could just upload the .apk file somewhere.
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      Lightning: push notification is planned, but not avail on the intial release ver..

      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.
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      How much is this all costing to get this thing developed?
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      Old April 20th, 2011 (3:43 PM).
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      I personally would prefer just an app. I know some might find more use in a mobile skin, but I would be more happy with an app.

      Oh, would the iPod one be iPad compatible?
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      I personally would prefer just an app. I know some might find more use in a mobile skin, but I would be more happy with an app.

      Oh, would the iPod one be iPad compatible?
      All iPod/iPhone apps work on an iPad, it is just stretched to fit the screen.
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      I would be happy with just an app to be honest. It would be nice to see more skins, but I would just love to see that app first, then if it is popular, skins could be developed.

      I would buy this as SOON as it would be developed.
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      Old April 20th, 2011 (3:58 PM).
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      I think an app for the Android sounds fantastic! Even if we have to pay for it, it still sounds amazing. I'm not that certain with these mobile skins, though. I think an app is sufficient for now.
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      All iPod/iPhone apps work on an iPad, it is just stretched to fit the screen.
      Of course, but I want to know if the app can also work iPad specifica and take advantage of half the space used up on my lap XD
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      Oh this would be interesting to have for PC. I usually go to PC on my Iphone whenever my computer isn't working so this would be great for me and I wouldn't mind paying $1.99 for it. I voted for both, mobile skin and app.
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