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WMH
July 24th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Does anyone else think that there should be an app for the VC forums? I know I'd use it. Most of the time I access this site I'm on my phone, and using it with a mobile browser can be a real pain...

What do you guys think?

mbbrutman
July 25th, 2013, 04:03 AM
Sure. Are you going to write it? :D

WMH
July 25th, 2013, 04:35 AM
Sure. Are you going to write it? :D

I would if I knew how... It would be easy to set up something like Tapatalk, but only Erik can do that.

barythrin
July 25th, 2013, 09:26 AM
I'd be surprised if vbulletin didn't have a mobile version/mobile app for m.vintage-computer.com or some such creation. It wouldn't really be an app (and I coulda sworn there WAS a mobile version of this site). For reading you could probably do a mobile rss app (this site does rss doesn't it? or am I thinking another).

Erik
July 25th, 2013, 10:24 AM
I've been debating an upgrade to the latest version of vBulletin with Mobile enabled. Users would be able to use the ForumRunner app to access the Vintage Computer Forums from mobile devices. There are also some new featurs for web users as well. The latter is what gives me pause. It's a $360 cost, but I'm more worried about the backlash some of y'all give for any changes 'round here. I'm still smarting from the upgrade to 4.x. :D

Let me know what you think (http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?38381-Should-we-upgrade-the-Forum-software). I'm game if you are...

paul.brett
July 25th, 2013, 10:44 AM
Have a poll on it?

Erik
July 25th, 2013, 11:06 AM
Have a poll on it?

Yep. Linked to in the thread above... :)

WMH
July 25th, 2013, 11:48 AM
Let me know what you think (http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?38381-Should-we-upgrade-the-Forum-software). I'm game if you are...

Just voted. You ought to make an announcement or something on the front page about that vote so everyone can see it.

Erik
July 25th, 2013, 01:35 PM
Just voted. You ought to make an announcement or something on the front page about that vote so everyone can see it.

I made the poll sticky... Not sure I want to update the main page. It's been so long since the last time that it's amost a thing... :D

WMH
July 25th, 2013, 01:38 PM
Not sure I want to update the main page. It's been so long since the last time that it's amost a thing... :D

That's true... :-)

g4ugm
July 25th, 2013, 10:33 PM
You can add the RSS feed:-

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/external.php

to something like feedly or gReader (which uses feedly since the demise of Google Reader) to get a sort of update/app. Still goes to the web page to update but otherwise quite nice...