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Old 02-14-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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mobile app for this forum?

Is there a mobile app for android devices available for this forum?

currently using a mobile app for Fiberglassrv.com but cannot find one for this site. thanks.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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FiberglassRV and the Escape Forum use the same software (although at slightly different revisions): vBulletin. It should certainly be possible to use the same app, but I don't know if this forum is set up to support that.
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Mobile App

It would be nice if the forum owners saw fit to offer the mobile app with this forum. It is pretty well tested and seems well accepted on fiberglassrv.
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We have one planned and in the works. Look for an announcement in the next few weeks
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We have one planned and in the works. Look for an announcement in the next few weeks
Um....YAY!

And maybe a better set of smileys too?
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I know I'm a Neanderthal when it comes to mobile applications (not even having had a cell phone until I got my trailer and still only using it when camping), but what does an application do that just going to the website doesn't on an Android or any mobile device? I've never had a problem with the site with my Android tablet.
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I believe the App is tuned to reduce the amount of data that is transmitted, so you can afford to view the site on your data plan.
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The site is OK with a tablet but viewing this site on a phone is not easy. It is all a matter of real estate. The app is not as good as the full web site, they have to cut corners to make it fit. It is great for reading, poor for responding, poor for searching (mostly because there is no Google search option) but it keeps track of what you viewed just like the big site.

I think the reading of posts is easier on the app than the full site, it is easy to flick through the posts with your thumb while holding the phone. Overall I think it is a good experience. Would I want to post a classified using the phone, No!
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The mobile app is set up in a format easier to navigate and view on a phone (no need to zoom). A tablet is larger, thus using the full site version works better than on a phone. I have viewed this site a few times with my phone, and it works, I just end up doing a lot of zooming in.
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I agree with the last three posts about the app versus website use. For FiberglassRV, I only use the website on my 10-inch tablet, because I find this app (like most others) unnecessarily limiting; on a phone-sized screen it would be a different situation.
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