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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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I have used the FGRV iPhone app with some regularity and find it quite good. Any plans to launch a similar app for the Escape Forum?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Or better yet, an Android App.
I have Tapatalk installed, but I believe the forum has to be able to use it somehow to work. I know it does on a few other forums I visits.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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I'll check regarding an app.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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That would be great. I use the FGRV one all the time.
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I also would love a iPhone app.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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I have used the FGRV iPhone app with some regularity and find it quite good. Any plans to launch a similar app for the Escape Forum?
The new iPhone 5 allows any web page to appear as an app on the Home Screen. You just:
Tap 'Safari' on Home Screen...then...
Tap new page...then...
Type in web address.

At the bottom of the screen an icon of an arrow coming out of a box is shown.
Tap that icon,
Then tap 'Add to Home Screen'
Done!
Is this feature not available on older iPhones?
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Yes this works, but it puts you right back in Safari, much like a home page. Not a bad thing, just not an app.

This is what I did with google maps after apple put their own map app up in its place with the ios change last fall. Then google came out with their own app, much better than going to a safari page.
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Yes this works, but it puts you right back in Safari, much like a home page. Not a bad thing, just not an app.

This is what I did with google maps after apple put their own map app up in its place with the ios change last fall. Then google came out with their own app, much better than going to a safari page.
That's strange my iPhone doesn't seem to do that at all!
i don't see how it's different from an app (on my phone).
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Opening a page in Safari is different than starting an app. Or at least it can/should be. They usually have different security protocols and can have much different functionality.

Good apps run faster and can have special functions not available to an online web page. A well made app can have info stored within that makes it useful even if you are offline.

Simply posting to a forum... might not see that much difference from a web page.

I use the fiberglassrv app often and really like the marketplace ads and how they deal with posted photos. They are really easy to view from within the app.
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