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    Hey all,

    People have been asking me about making an iPhone app for the forums. I see two options of doing it - paying somebody to build one or buying a license from Tapatalk. Seems like any of the options clocks in at about $1k. I need to gather some input to see if members would buy it in order to gauge with it's worth investing in a dedicated app. The more members agree to buy it, the less it will cost, obviously, but I am thinking anywhere between $1.99-$4.99, depending on how many people decide to buy.

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    what would this app do exactly? It sounds exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heirloom View Post
    what would this app do exactly? It sounds exciting.
    Well, it would allow to read the posts and write replies, browse, see new posts, search, see PMs more easily, instead of using your internet browser, which is quite annoying. Bandwidth/storage permitting, maybe you'd be even able to snap a photo on the phone and upload it to the forums. Things like that. Here is a sample of generic screenshots. But it would all be in the current SZ skin.
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    That would be insane. Two button WAYWT post? Maybe I'd start putting up fits.
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    somebody should kop this. this is forever.

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    sz works very well on mobile, see no reason to add the app, cannot imagine why an app would outperform or provide something better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Well, it would allow to read the posts and write replies, browse, see new posts, search, see PMs more easily, instead of using your internet browser, which is quite annoying. Bandwidth/storage permitting, maybe you'd be even able to snap a photo on the phone and upload it to the forums. Things like that. Here is a sample of generic screenshots. But it would all be in the current SZ skin.

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    ....p.s., most of the ajax driven mobile sites suck ass...

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    Really? I constantly have to zoom in/out, and click the wrong buttons when several are close together (like in notifications menu).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kunk75 View Post
    sz works very well on mobile, see no reason to add the app, cannot imagine why an app would outperform or provide something better.
    based on my personal experience I would have to agree with this. I've used SZ pretty extensively on my Android phone and have done everything from posting, PM's to moderating activities without problems. I had an iPhone 3G before and I recall it working fine as well, so I don't see a need for an app.

    That said, if people are willing to pay for it and it would actually cover all development costs, why not?
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    I find that the PM drop down button doesn't work on my iPhone4. I have to press it a million times before the options show up. Same goes for when I click on a users name to send them a PM for instance.

    It's not the end of the world but can be frustrating. I would gladly pay for an app.

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    well, i couldn't access my pms by mobile today....:)

    anyway, if it functioned like a desktop widget and worked outside the auspices of the browser experience, it could be cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by lowrey View Post
    based on my personal experience I would have to agree with this. I've used SZ pretty extensively on my Android phone and have done everything from posting, PM's to moderating activities without problems. I had an iPhone 3G before and I recall it working fine as well, so I don't see a need for an app.

    That said, if people are willing to pay for it and it would actually cover all development costs, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Hey all,

    People have been asking me about making an iPhone app for the forums. I see two options of doing it - paying somebody to build one or buying a license from Tapatalk. Seems like any of the options clocks in at about $1k. I need to gather some input to see if members would buy it in order to gauge with it's worth investing in a dedicated app. The more members agree to buy it, the less it will cost, obviously, but I am thinking anywhere between $1.99-$4.99, depending on how many people decide to buy.

    Please vote in the poll. The poll is multiple choice.

    Thanks,
    Faust
    At that price irs very cheap and I dont see why not...........I dont use my iphone anymore, but will again soon........
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    I think that 1.99 $ would be a great price. Then the app is not to expensive, when I buy apps which cost 5$ than the app must be really awesome, like Angry Birds. I would pay 5$ for Angry Birds.

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    I have an HTC Desire HD with Android now and see absolutely no need for an SZ app for me, so i take back what i said earlier because i am a selfish asshole that is happy now.
    You can click the links without zooming in, if you zoom to read you only need to do it a little if at all and you don't have to scroll right and left because the width adjusts to the screen. But all you iPhone owners can help yourself with an app. I have the perfect SZ phone now anyway.

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    I use a DROID too, but I am finicky son of a shitstorm. I prefer mobile sites on the DROID over the standard website any day. If I get an email notifying me of a SZ PM, I wait until I get in front of a computer as the drop menus dont always work for me. That said.....

    I was just a a start up conference and met the the CEO of http://www.dudamobile.com/

    Haven't tried it myself, but it is supposed to optimize an existing website (except flash) into a mobile friendly one in less than 10 minutes for FREE (for now, but they serve ads). My site is flash, so I cannot vouch for this, but worth a shot if you have a minute.

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    I'm confused. The last post was in January. Did something happen?

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    This would be fantastic, especially for Ipad2. The image browsing would especially be cool this way. I too would easily pay whatever the price if you made this happen Faust.

    Thx

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    i think it would be a lot better to just have a mobile version of the site instead of a mobile app. i would see it more as optimizing the site for mobiles / devices depending on screen size. for one, you only develop one non-browser solution that is independent of operating system (ios, android, etc.) and are tailoring the experience to what you're interested in (device-width and capabilities).

    i did this at work a few months ago, and both "apps" are identical to the "mobile" version. colossal waste of time and super messy for maintenance.

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    ^ thing is hacking something like this together for a site that runs vbulletin would take ridiculous amounts of effort as far as i can tell.

    if you don't want to go with regular/generic tapatalk, there are two options:

    vbulletin mobile suite (be careful if youre at work, the link autoplays a youtube video with music) - one time cost of $200 for iphone and android, plus $100 yearly fee
    Tapatalk Licensing/Rebranding - one time cost of $1000 for just iPhone or $1800 for iphone and android
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