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TPU Mobile App

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Feb 20, 2012.

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Would you use a free TPU app?

Poll closed Mar 23, 2012.
  1. For iPhone

    585 vote(s)
    12.6%
  2. For Android

    1,944 vote(s)
    42.0%
  3. The normal web version is fine

    1,107 vote(s)
    23.9%
  4. I don't browse TPU on the move

    989 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    would you use one?
     
  2. m1dg3t

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    What would it do? I mean i can set my home page to TPU if i want instant access
     
  3. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    vbulletin mobile app. Allows far easier access to forum when on a smartphone
     
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    yup, be alot more easy at work. what kinda of features? Oh can you have the app be stored on to an SD card.. for those with low onboard mem. TY
     
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    I don't see the benefit in that, i'm on 4g and like i said i can set TPU as homepage so practically instant access, just need to wake the screen & hit "web" & presto! Could be beneficial for person's on slower network i guess? Am i missing something else :confused:

    It would need to have some noticeable advantage's/feature's for me to be truly interested, sry W1zz need more info :eek:
     
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  6. 95Viper

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    Browsers work fine for me.

    Most android apps geared for forums,websites, and such, seem to be no more than links.
    And, I create them in the browsers.

    Just my opinion.:)

    Edit: Unless, I am missing where you are going with the idea...
     
  7. W1zzard

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    not sure myself, but at this time this will be for the main site, not the forums
     
  8. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    I would mind one. As it stands I kinda don't like the mobile lay out how it is. I switch to desktop mode on my phone its slower but easier to navigate of their was a nice mobile app for TPU I'd use it.
     
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    I'd definitely use it but without the forums seems incomplete.
    It would help for people like me who can't have full access while at work.
     
  10. 95Viper

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    Maybe, some type of widget that is switchable for things like reviews, news, recent posts, pm notifications, new downloads, important info, links, etc.?
     
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    I could make use of an App on Android.
     
  12. brandonwh64

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    Android for sure! Gotta have my TPU out and about!
     
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    IF there was going to be one Android is the logical choice for launch...

    those who don't have time to check TPU during daily routine they will appreciate mobile app.
     
  14. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I say if you're going to do it, no app. Just make an equivilent of mobile for the forums. Installing 3rd party software to participate in a website is asinine. The only exception is if the app could do something important web browsers can't be made to do.

    All smartphones with a browser can access a website. If you go the app route, you'd have to make no less than three versions using three different languages (Java for Android, WPF/C# for Windows Phone, and Xcode/C for iPhone) and that's a lot of work.
     
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  15. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    yeah would defo use an android vrsion thats the way to go , would come in handy when not in front of ma computer
     
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    What's wrong with the current mobile version?

    It works great on my not-so-smart phone. The lightweight version of the forums works great too.
     
  18. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Ford is right, the app should be web based so it works on most devices. Also, why exclude Windows Phone in the poll?
     
  19. W1zzard

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    marketing value. people install lots of apps, they dont install many websites
     
  20. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Fine, then the app is a single browser control that opens the website. Other devices can just visit it manually.
     
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    No Windows Phone 7 version, then no thanks.
     
  22. EarthDog

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    Dear W1zz, please allow posting of polls inside the thread instead of the redirect to the front page. Im sure you can sacrifice a few page hits for this! Thanks!
     
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    From this perspective it is a great idea.

    I can see a General Nonsense app making you lots of money. :)
     
  24. T3RM1N4L D0GM4

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    TPU on the go? YES THX

    (Android users)

    Wizz' App will destroy all other forum/website/whatever app on the market!!!
     
  25. Easy Rhino

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    an ipad app that cleans up the regular tpu interface would be really nice.
     
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