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Suggestion: adding support for touchBB

Discussion in 'Site information' started by Alf, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    846
    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Can you add the support script for touchBB? It is an app to help forum browsing on iPad/iPhone.
    It can be found here:
    iPhone Forum Reader
     
  2. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Aug 9, 2010
    That would be lovely. :)
     
  3. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I don't think it would be appropriate to implement touchBB without her permission.
     
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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    :rofl:
     
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    On a serious note, I am currently looking into TouchBB, ForumRunner, and Tapatalk. My primary concern is security. Don't want members to be able to read one another's PMs, etc.
     
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  6. Grant

    Grant Mu-43 Veteran


    Oh my PMs are so sinister :biggrin:
     
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  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Mu-43.com now supports Tapatalk. I am still looking at TouchBB and Forum Runner.
     
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  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Just added support for Forum Runner, which is very slick. In fact, I'm posting from it now on an iPod Touch.
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Amin, can I Admin from forum runner?
    I didnt see any info about that for the iphoney 4.
    You know who....
     
  10. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Any of these support Black Berry?
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, Don. Some admin functions are not available, but basic moderation tools like closing threads, deleting posts, etc, seem to be available in Forum Runner. Also, posting using Forum Runner or Tapatalk should be immune to the "double post" bug that has affected admins/mods here.


    Alf, I'm going to hold off on TouchBB support for now because I am having trouble finding enough information about it. I found some massive boards which use Forum Runner and Tapatalk, and that makes me feel more comfortable. Please try one of these alternatives and if you find them inferior to TouchBB, I'll take another look at it.
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Tapatalk is free for Blackberry and Nokia. You have to pay for it on iPhone and Android. Support for Windows Phone 7 and WebOS is there via third party apps.

    Forum Runner currently supports only iOS and Android with announced plans to support Windows Mobile (Phone 7?) and Blackberry.
     
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Thanks Amin. I will try it on your approval.
     
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    It's pretty nice, Don. Now that I look, some basic mod functions aren't in Forum Runner. I see close/delete thread, edit post, but not much beyond that. Even less mod functions are in Tapatalk.

    One really nice thing about Forum Runner is that you can swipe through a full screen slide show of all images on a particular forum page.
     
  15. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I looked at it. It's too fancy for me.
    Thanks anyway but not ready for it yet.
     
  16. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    You know, I have been waiting for someone to use this since I first saw it.:tongue::biggrin:

    Since it is only a virtual touch, no problemo.:wink: