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Customizing SMF => SMF Coding Discussion => Topic started by: Dredd4DoM on July 06, 2017, 11:06:28 AM

Title: android application
Post by: Dredd4DoM on July 06, 2017, 11:06:28 AM
@ahrasis

Hello bro I am interested in making an android application for a smf mod forum called cit2.net

I am not the forum owner but I am a high community member and I would like to make the application so the forum gets improved.

Can you help me making an application I show one of your topics and it seems like you know how to do it , I am a bit retarted and I would like your help for that.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Kindred on July 08, 2017, 10:42:23 AM
We are not android programmers... and, in general, we suggest that individual site applications are not worth the effort, since a properly responsive site will be more useful, all around...
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Ramksfera on January 02, 2018, 01:53:20 AM
But we can't deny the benefits of a good Android app,
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Kindred on January 02, 2018, 06:57:51 AM
What benefits?     Most people have too many apps on their phones already.


Also, as I have already said...   
... and, in general, we suggest that individual site applications are not worth the effort, since a properly responsive site will be more useful, all around...
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Arantor on January 02, 2018, 07:13:31 AM
The only argument I can see that's still valid is push notifications and even that may be going away sometime if mobile browsers support the same things as desktop notifications.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Gwenwyfar on January 03, 2018, 10:36:06 AM
The only argument I can see that's still valid is push notifications and even that may be going away sometime if mobile browsers support the same things as desktop notifications.
And they already do.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Arantor on January 03, 2018, 11:12:44 AM
Does iOS Safari? Also, really have no idea about the state of these on Android, though I guess most people use Chrome which should.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Gwenwyfar on January 03, 2018, 11:36:36 AM
According to info I'm seeing, both Firefox, Chrome and Safari support it. I know Firefox supports it on Android too since I use it for one site.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Arantor on January 03, 2018, 11:45:30 AM
Caniuse says no for iOS, which is still a major part of the app economy. Which is a shame, I don't really want to have to write an app just to get notifications.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Gwenwyfar on January 03, 2018, 11:53:30 AM
Won't be long for that to happen it seems: Development status (https://webkit.org/status/#specification-service-workers)
Title: Re: android application
Post by: ormuz on January 03, 2018, 03:17:49 PM
We are not android programmers... and, in general, we suggest that individual site applications are not worth the effort, since a properly responsive site will be more useful, all around...

Easily arguable. Here's a list...
https://www.tapatalk.com/tapatalk_mobile
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Arantor on January 03, 2018, 03:53:04 PM
Yes, but when the XenForo developers publicly commented on how terrible the TT port for XF 2 was, that makes me stop and wonder how much bad code they're shifting.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Kindred on January 04, 2018, 08:44:01 AM
I would never subject my users to tapatalk....  their coding is subpar and all the other issues with regarding apps over a normal site are still true.
Tapatalk has also been known to cause issues on people’s sites
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Gwenwyfar on January 04, 2018, 02:27:31 PM
I would never subject my users to tapatalk....  their coding is subpar and all the other issues with regarding apps over a normal site are still true.
Tapatalk has also been known to cause issues on people’s sites
I lost a user or two when I was managing a forum due to not adding it. I don't regret it :P  (Not to mention no one else had a problem with the forum not being an app)
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Arantor on January 04, 2018, 02:36:57 PM
I can't wait to deal with this problem in my next forum project, which will start and end with 'if you can persuade Tapatalk to support the features that this platform has, I'll happily support it' knowing full well there is more chance of me becoming an Olympic athlete for the 2020 Olympics than that happening.
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Kindred on January 04, 2018, 04:05:18 PM
Championship beard grooming is not an Olympic event?
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Arantor on January 04, 2018, 04:12:44 PM
Championship beard grooming is not an Olympic event?

Hahahahaha, nope. :(

But imagine a forum setup that's totally driven around subaccounts, taken to hardcore levels of setup. Lemme know when TapaTalk supports that ;)
Title: Re: android application
Post by: Ramksfera on February 02, 2018, 03:23:18 AM
I would never subject my users to tapatalk....  their coding is subpar and all the other issues with regarding apps over a normal site are still true.
Tapatalk has also been known to cause issues on people’s sites
I have never used this app , TBH , my Android device can not support this app , and last month my sister crashed the data on the phone to install it.My sister downloaded it, but the data on the phone was lost. maybe , we need to install a data recovery app to protect phone data ,