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Customizing SMF => Bridges and Integrations => Topic started by: Finn_958 on April 25, 2018, 01:05:48 AM

Title: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 25, 2018, 01:05:48 AM
I am a fan of SMF forum (especially the grafic interface and MODs ;D), I run a couple of them but I see that since years users tend to decrease in favor of Facebook and 95% of them use Android.
I integrated one forum with Tapatalk but with no results, maybe because it's too complicated for the user to set up.

To boost forum partcipiation, I suggest a SMF smartphone app directly linked with the forum (without configurations needed after installation).
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 25, 2018, 05:51:11 AM
Tapatalk is the only one i Know. You can use SMF mobile theme. I have one at https://www.smfmobile.com

Mobile apps are hard to make which is why there are very few out there.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 25, 2018, 07:03:26 AM
Thanks. Does the them works under Android browsers? Is there any trial version?
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 25, 2018, 07:09:49 AM
Yes it done. Demo at https://smfmobile.com/community/ If you are on desktop click the mobile mode in the footer
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Kindred on April 25, 2018, 10:09:18 AM
Or you can do what every other intelligent site is doing and use a responsive theme instead of separate themes or apps :D
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 28, 2018, 09:20:43 AM
Yes it done. Demo at https://smfmobile.com/community/ If you are on desktop click the mobile mode in the footer
Thanks, it's excellent for phone but for PC I would like to keep the original theme.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 28, 2018, 09:27:58 AM
It doesn't change the desktop top view. It is has modification that switches to the mobile theme if they are on a mobile device.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 28, 2018, 09:49:38 AM
The desktop view is not the same as this very forum theme.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 28, 2018, 10:46:13 AM
The smfmobile uses it's own theme. But doesn't change your desktop view.  So if you install theme as long as you don't make it default. Your forum theme won't change on desktop view.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 28, 2018, 05:19:39 PM
So if theme is installed but not set as default, it will work as well in Android view?
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Kindred on April 28, 2018, 06:50:01 PM
Or you can do what every other intelligent site is doing and use a responsive theme instead of separate themes or apps :D
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 28, 2018, 07:43:49 PM
So if theme is installed but not set as default, it will work as well in Android view?
Yes
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 28, 2018, 08:38:03 PM
Sorry I don't understand (unfortunately I cannot test the them for free :D): if the active theme for all users is SMF (the same of this forum), how can SMF mobile theme automatically activate when using smartphone?
And if theme does not work this way or traffic doesn't come, is there any money back guarantee?
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 28, 2018, 09:14:03 PM
It detects user agent which device use to switch to the right theme. There is two parts the theme and modification you get both. The modification does the user agent switching.
No guarantees based on traffic that I can't control at all.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 29, 2018, 01:19:56 AM
Thanks, it's all clear, except if there is a period of money back guarantee if I am not satisfied for any reason.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 29, 2018, 08:17:46 AM
No there is not.
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: Finn_958 on April 29, 2018, 11:13:13 AM
I installed it, it works great. ;D Some questions:
1. Can you link the guide to change theme color?
2. How to change theme language (I'm looking for Italian)?
3. If an user selects full site view (Curve theme) on the phone, how to revert back to Sm4mobile theme?
Title: Re: Android/iphone/social networks competitions and smartphone integration
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 29, 2018, 01:27:46 PM
1. this forum has some https://smfmobile.com/community/index.php?board=35.0
2. You would need to translate in the theme the /languages/ThemStrings.english.php and make an  Italian version.
3. There is a mod in the download section of smfmobile.com that says SMFMobile Mod use that link.