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Free Mu-43 App Updated for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, May 27, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    If you like to access Mu-43.com from your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Android device*, be sure to download and try our free Mu-43 App! It's a simpler, faster, easier, and less bandwidth intensive way to use the forums.

    For those of you already using the app, be sure to update to the latest version for various bugfixes and to make sure you have the latest functionality, such as the ability to "thank" posts.

    To find the app, search for "Mu-43" in the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Google).

    If you like the app, please take a moment to rate it!


    *Blackberry and Windows Phone users can get similar functionality using Tapatalk, a reasonably priced app supported by many forums.
     
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  2. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Amin
    I just noticed that this app had some trouble with 3G connection in Australia but always worked nicely with wi fi . WIll this update fix it?
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Bhupinder, I don't know.
     
  4. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Is there some possibility on this app working in Blackberries? Thx.

    Edit: I just saw this: *Blackberry and Windows Phone users can get similar functionality using Tapatalk, a reasonably priced app supported by many forums.
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Unfortunately the developer I'm working with doesn't support Blackberry. They say that there are plans for that, but no ETA.
     
  6. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    Jan 18, 2012
    WI
    I'm on version 1.3.9. Is that the current version? Market doesn't show as update for me.
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, that's the one.
     
  8. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    So I'll try an update from Play Store, the app was what led me here and has become my must-have, how interesting that is!!
     
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    One request to all our app users: Before leaving a lower than ideal star rating for the app because it has a bug or feature missing, please consider the following:
    • Most sites like ours don't have an app like this, and it isn't cheap for us to provide for free without any ads on the app (the latter being subject to change). There is the cost of providing the app itself ($599/year plus) plus the associated server costs. App activity is >10% of overall forum activity, and that proportion is growing each month.
    • A higher rating for the app means more people are likely to try it, which brings more interest and activity to our community and makes this place better for everyone!

    If you point out bugs or feature requests in these threads, I pass them along to our developer. If you want to contact the developer directly, you can do so here: Forum Runner Support - Powered by vBulletin

    The only viable alternative developer is this one: Tapatalk Forum App - Empowering Forum Junkies on-the-go

    I chose ForumRunner over Tapatalk to develop our app because of personal communication with the ForumRunner owner/lead developer, what I perceived as the pace of development of the two apps, and feedback from members. We will continue to support Tapatalk for our members who prefer that option.
     
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  10. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    Jan 18, 2012
    WI
    Here's my feedback. On my phone (a 2+ year old Droid Eris running Android 2.1 rooted) the forum app crashes frequently and many images don't load. BTW, this is the only forum app I've ever downloaded. :)

    You're welcome to delete this comment after passing to your developer.
     
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  11. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    412
    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Honestly, the app works pretty well on my Galaxy S2X (T989D, almost identical to the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 but without the bloatware) running unmodified 2.3.5. Loads quickly, makes it quick and easy to read and reply to threads when I'm out and about, and overall works quite well.

    My only two gripes:
    • Doesn't always load images properly, even after refreshing a thread (comes up with white thumbnails for some pictures)
    • Over time builds a rather monsterous cache. Right now I'm sitting at 233 MB of cached files for this app.

    Other than that, nothing to complain about. It's FREE and not ad-supported. What more could one ask for?
     
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  12. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I'll echo what everythingsablur said, although the image loading issue only happens for me very sporadically. I've only noticed it on a 3G/4G connection (not on WiFi), so it seems like it might be bandwidth related.

    I just gave it a 5-star review. There's really nothing more I could expect from a free app. Thanks for making it available, Amin.
     
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  13. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    I got Tapatalk for Blackberry and it seems to work very well. Load the images in good resolution (better than when access the forum through the BB browser) and keep every changed topic in hand.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9000 using Tapatalk