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I run DT using safari on my Ipad. No ap at all.

On my phone (droid X) I use tapatalk but I would really like to see a well built ap specific to us built. I am having trouble as to where to start on that one!
 

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I run DT using safari on my Ipad. No ap at all.

On my phone (droid X) I use tapatalk but I would really like to see a well built ap specific to us built. I am having trouble as to where to start on that one!
Have you checked out the tractorbynet one? it is pretty slick.

D.
 

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We think we have figured out what they are using and are discussing options now. How many people would use this? Please let us know. This is a fairly enpensive option.
 

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Sorry, I would not have a use for this. No cell phone or Ipad. Still living in the dark ages and like it.
 

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I would.

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I would rarely use it, only when traveling and if I had discretionary time. I need to try this site via Safari and see how doable that is.

I suspect there is a critical mass of members where you almost have to do it, not sure that what number is.

I also think the wild wild west days of apps are coming to an end. With just one version of the iPhone, it was pretty easy to make an app. Now there are two OS versions, and counting iTouch players 4 different hardware platforms. Then throw in the iPad. Then think about the emerging Android market and other iPad like devices coming out. What was once doable by a single programmer is rapidly becoming something that needs a team effort since there are so many platforms and dependencies to deal with.

Even Apple has blown it big time. I upgraded by 3G phone to 4.0, it crashed all the time and drained the battery in no time. With the upgrade came an upgrade of the apps. Apple had (and still has) no regression path (can't go back a revision). So I had make the phone go brain dead, then find the old OS out on the net and blow it back in. Phone has never been quite right since. Many of the apps (including ones I paid for) don't work since they can't be retro-graded back. Many of the new apps and updated apps don't work with anything but the newest 4.1 or 4.2 OS on a 4G phone. It's easiest for the software developers- just one platform.

So Apple will have to force developers to make apps that work across all platforms and OS versions or it risks loosing market share. Droid will have a lead for a bit, but then it will have these same problems. We've been down this road before with PC software. I know someday when it's time to get a new phone, I'd not automatically go back to an iPhone after this bad experience. Add that developers want to make software for droid and other pads, well, you get the picture. Deciding to support mobile platforms via non web apps is just going to get more and more expensive. It's really nice, the TBN one is nice. The only problem with the TBN one is the site has such high volume of posts that it's getting harder to use the site, more so on the small screen.

I looked at coming up to speed on the development tools for Apple mobile OS, saw these problems coming, decided to stick with web based interfaces for the automation stuff I'm working on. Not as cool, but, it doesn't take a herd of programmers to get it going. And herding programmers makes herding cats look easy :laugh:.

Oh well, Pete drones on again....:bye2:

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I want everyone to know that this is on our list of to do's. The place the writes the app's is not cheap and they have a waiting list.:morning2:

In the mean time we do have tapatalk.
 

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Iphone/ipad user here. I actually like some things about the TBN app better than the TBN site on a computer, especially when using the ipad because the normal viewing size compromise on a phone (vs a regular computer screen) is vertually eliminated.

What I like most about the app vs the site is the ability to quickly click and "scroll" throught the sections and in my opinion by far the most useful feature of the app vs the site is the way you can view multiple pictures in a post without having to click back to post, click next picture etc. I also find uploading pictures from my phone directly to TBN is easier than loading pictures from my computer (part of this is that I can never find them on my computer for some reason).

The TBN app lacks the ability to see thread view counts and also who is online, though I think they are working on this because there is now a red dot next to posters names, but I don't think the functionality is working yet because no one is ever green - anyway there are always compromises.

I will say that I probably spend as much time on the app as I do the website. I have been using the tap tap app over the past couple of days. It works but if the budget allows, an exclusive app would be great.

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JD43: App looks cool. I'm still a 3G so it doesn't multitask, not sure how that affects the logging stuff.

My answer to the battery problem was the Mophie Juice Pack. I can do a 16 hour day of heavy usage with that bad boy. When I tried 4.0 on my 3G, it sucked down both the phone and Juice Pack overnight. I'm just waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out, and be out for 4-5 months, then I'll jump in. My current phone should be 2.5 to 3 years old by then, should be about right...

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I have Tapatalk and use it and Safari, that being said, if the app had all the features for V Bulletin, it may show things that tapatalk will not, and that are difficult to do in Safari , such as shout box. Another angle would also be, will this add traffic to the site? Meaning if people search the Apps "getting place" will they see it and sign up? I don't know if it would be that beneficial unless a large number of users bought in to the idea. One question, How does I tunes approve apps and what will determine the cost of the app for the end user?
 

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new blackberry torch user here, first phone i've ever had
with a data plan, but i'm finding limited apps.
not that it's a problem for me, i certainly have
enough other things to do than play with my phone
all day!
:laugh:
 
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