Apps for mobile version of the forums.


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liampje
03-18-2012, 03:01 PM
Hey all,

How about a new mobile version of the UG forums.
I imagine it like this.
You open the UG app, which asks for a login once if you save the password.
Then you have.
|UG LOGO|
|ADVERT|
|My Posts*|
|SUBFORUM 1|
|SUBFORUM 2|
|SUBFORUM 3|

You pick a sub forum.
*My post are all your recent topics where you posted in.

|UG LOGO|
|Advert|

|topic 1|
|topic 2|
|topic 3|
|etc.|

You pick a topic.

|UG LOGO|
|Advert|

|post 1|
|post 2|
|post 3|
|etc.|

See, there still is room for ads to make money.
I'm thinking about a free app.

The reply screen will just be a big white box to type in.

nitarsh
03-18-2012, 03:11 PM
Good idea.. Gimme a rough estimate of the no. of ppl who mite use this app.. (initially on android and windows phone 7) , if its good enuf, i can put my team to work on it.

liampje
03-18-2012, 03:38 PM
Good idea.. Gimme a rough estimate of the no. of ppl who mite use this app.. (initially on android and windows phone 7) , if its good enuf, i can put my team to work on it.
I shall ask a mod how many active users there are, and I'll look up how many percent of western worlds have acces to a mobile phone with internet.

liampje
03-18-2012, 04:16 PM
Ok, I made a poll, and so far the people with internet have been around 60%.
So I guess it will be 60% of all UG'ers active on the forums, I guess that's about 500 people.
Giving you 500*0,6=300 people.
The amount of active forummers could be lower or higher, dunno exactly.

nitarsh
03-18-2012, 10:32 PM
thats pretty low u know... esp considering also the no. of ppl who have smartphones. hmm... as a ug forum user i DO want such an app, but the team won't feel like building it. Mayb if some1 does an initial investment, give some money, and get a share of the ad profits.. then its possible.

whoomit
03-19-2012, 02:13 PM
I'd definitely use this on my iPhone. It would be soooo much better than browsing the Pit on bloody Safari. Let's face it, who doesn't want to see more posts by me? :o