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If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 22 2011, 05:58 PM
by Mike
We've modified the forum to support reading it on a smart phone.
If you've got an Android phone, try this app: Forum Runner
If you have an iPhone, go here: Forum Runner
(there's also a limited free version if you want to just try it)

The IKE Forum now supports Forum Runner

Posted: Wed, Jun 22 2011, 09:07 PM
by Jeff
It's been on my personal wishlist for some time that we could add better mobile device access to the forum. The recent software upgrade has made this possible, and now the IKE forum is compatible with one of the most used mobile forum apps, Forum Runner.

I've been using Forum Runner on my Android phone for about the last year, and it makes reading the forum on your phone much, much easier. I know that more and more members have smart phones, so here's something you might like to try.

Forum Runner is available for iOS devices like the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, as well as Android. It comes in two varieties...a free and a paid version. The free version will allow you to browse and read the forum easily. The paid version adds the ability to post, quote, start new topics, and more. And the paid version isn't all that expensive, it's only $1.99.

The iOS and Android versions are slightly different, with the iOS version probably handling images a little better. The Android version doesn't do smilies it seems, but over time they do make improvements in the app.

The topics and forms are large, easy to navigate, and formatted for a small screen. Across the bottom are buttons to view the entire forum list, view new posts (current), read private messages, view subscribed topics, view your profile, search, and see who's online.

Here's a couple screenshots of the forum on my phone:

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Anyway, it's my favorite new feature, I hope you like it too. 8)

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Thu, Jun 23 2011, 07:49 PM
by Jynx
Mike and Jeff: :?: Huh???????????????? :?:

Oh well... At least I've got this internet thing down! ...sort-of!

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Thu, Jun 23 2011, 09:11 PM
by Jeff
No good Jynx? Let's try this... ;)


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This forum now supports Android and the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad natively with Forum Runner!

What is Forum Runner?


Forum Runner is an Android/iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad App that allows you to browse this forum using a native client. This means faster access for those users since it only downloads the actual forum information rather than all the extraneous images that slow down the mobile connection.

Forum Runner Feature List


  • Browse your favorite forums in an easy-to-use-interface with multiple notification types (private message, subscription, etc)
  • Fully customizable home screen with your favorite forums
  • PUSH NOTIFICATION SUPPORT : Get private message and subscribed thread updates from your favorite forums in the background!
  • Poll updates (private messages/subscriptions) from favorites on home screen - shows you a summary of which forums you have new messages or subscriptions on!
  • Image attachment thumbnail and full size viewing from threads
  • View a thread's image attachments in one convenient screen (much like the native iPhone "Photo" app)
  • Save thread images to your iPhone/iPod touch library
  • Fully search-able forums!
  • View embedded links without leaving the app, including YouTube videos
  • Supports portrait AND landscape mode
  • Full posting options (quote posts, start new thread, etc)
  • Attach unlimited photos from your library (or take a photo from the camera and attach it)
  • Full support for private messages and private message folders
  • Full support for thread subscriptions - track your favorite threads and be updated via push when they have new posts!

Some screen shots of Forum Runner running on various devices:

iPhone: Home Screen with customizable icons and notifications:

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Push notification updates while outside the app:

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Image attachment browser from a thread:

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Fully searchable forums:

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Full forum browsing:

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How can I get the Forum Runner iPhone Client?

Either search "Forum Runner" in the App Store on your iPhone, or click one of the links below:

Get Forum Runner Full Version from App Store

Get Forum Runner Free Version from App Store

How can I get the Forum Runner Android Client?

Either search "Forum Runner" in the Google Market on your Android device, or click one of the links below:

Get Forum Runner Full Version from Google Market

Get Forum Runner Free Version from Google Market

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Fri, Jun 24 2011, 10:48 AM
by Jynx
Jeff ~ Thanks for all the information... I'm considering exchanging my pager and teletype for one of these new fangled picture telephones that don't have to be plugged into the wall! Amazing! ...next they'll be sending a man to the moon! :shock:

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Fri, Jun 24 2011, 10:50 AM
by Jeff
Jynx wrote:Jeff ~ Thanks for all the information... I'm considering exchanging my pager and teletype for one of these new fangled picture telephones that don't have to be plugged into the wall! Amazing! ...next they'll be sending a man to the moon! :shock:

When they do, you can follow it with the NASA app for your phone.

:wink:

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Fri, Jun 24 2011, 10:57 AM
by Jynx
Jeff wrote:
Jynx wrote:Jeff ~ Thanks for all the information... I'm considering exchanging my pager and teletype for one of these new fangled picture telephones that don't have to be plugged into the wall! Amazing! ...next they'll be sending a man to the moon! :shock:

When they do, you can follow it with the NASA app for your phone.

:wink:


:rotfl (You're so damn cute!)

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Fri, Jun 24 2011, 08:52 PM
by goestoeleven
My "smart" slowphone suffers from the OS best known for being the dominant PC OS . . . . translation . . . not a lot of apps, and not this one. Guess I will have to get a different phone if I want to emulate all you cool kids.

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Tue, Jun 28 2011, 10:00 PM
by Elix
OK I picked up Forum Runner, when I searched for IKE, I got no results. Android device here, any tips?

OK, nevermind me. Searched for the exact url and found it at the bottom of a 42 result list. Seems a little silly but life goes on.

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 08:15 AM
by Mike
I think I searched for Illinois Kite and it came up at the top of the list on the iPhone

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 08:29 AM
by Jeff
Elix wrote:OK I picked up Forum Runner, when I searched for IKE, I got no results. Android device here, any tips?

OK, nevermind me. Searched for the exact url and found it at the bottom of a 42 result list. Seems a little silly but life goes on.


When I put in the keywords for searching, I used the full words, not IKE. Silly oversight. I've added IKE in, so hopefully others won't have an issue.

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 09:40 AM
by Elix
I tried "IKE" "Illinois kite enthusiasts" and "www.ikeclub.org"

None of those showed this forum on the first page of results on my phone. Could be I got a "Dumbphone" by mistake?

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 09:53 AM
by Jeff
Elix wrote:I tried "IKE" "Illinois kite enthusiasts" and "www.ikeclub.org"

None of those showed this forum on the first page of results on my phone. Could be I got a "Dumbphone" by mistake?

No, it's not you, it's their search.

I get the same thing. If I search by name, I have to scroll through the results. Funny thing is, if I just search on the word "kite" I only get 4 results, and we're the second one.

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 09:58 AM
by Mike
"illlinois kite enthusiasts" -- no good
"illinois kite" -- good
strange.

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 12:21 PM
by Jynx
Mike wrote:"illlinois kite enthusiasts" -- no good

Maybe if you spelled it with only two "l"s you would have had better results? :rotfl

"illinois kite" -- good
strange.

"International" even Better! ;) ?

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 01:29 PM
by Mike
Jynx wrote:
Mike wrote:"illlinois kite enthusiasts" -- no good

Maybe if you spelled it with only two "l"s you would have had better results? :rotfl

:oops: I did spell it correctly on the iPhone and I just double checked--same results. :-)

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Fri, Jul 01 2011, 12:16 PM
by Mike
Jeff, Forum Runner sure makes you look handsome!

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Fri, Jul 01 2011, 02:08 PM
by Jeff
There's an issue with avatars when your setting is to show the last post in the thread. I've been in touch with the developer and he thinks he has a fix.

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jul 20 2011, 11:34 AM
by Mux11
Oh how very cool!!! thanks!

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

Posted: Wed, Jul 27 2011, 09:59 AM
by Jeff
The avatar issue is finally resolved. The developer issued a fix for the problem where the wrong avatar was being displayed in the topic list.

8-)