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December 17, 2015 1:56:46 AM    View the profile of Trykon 
So, one of the biggest things I craved, during the EE experiment, was an IRC-like free service, that worked on mobile.  Maroy sorted that out, with Slack.

But the OTHER big thing I coveted, was a mobile app that would let members access and post to the forums, from their phones.

Just putting this out there, since apparently Slack was hiding in plain sight this whole time: is there a free app for iOS that would let us read/post to the ComNet, from iPhones?
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December 17, 2015 5:37:08 AM    View the profile of Gurlanin 
What's the forum built on codewise?
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December 17, 2015 6:37:06 AM    View the profile of Jelly Bean 
Dont forget android.
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December 17, 2015 7:18:26 AM    View the profile of Gurlanin 
Or windows phone for that matter!
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December 17, 2015 8:11:51 AM    View the profile of Trykon 
Yes, yes.  All major mobile architecture, please.

I THINK the ComNet is rearranged Vbulltin, if memory serves.  Kadann would know.
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December 17, 2015 9:27:31 AM    View the profile of Drac 
Yeah, that's probably going to be a Kadann/Fury/Talon level question.

But at a guess? Probably not. At least, probably not anything better than just navigating to the site on your phone's web browser. The site architecture is at least a decade old and was designed well before smartphone apps really became commonplace, after all. I doubt its coding makes any allowances at all for a mobile platform.

That said, using your phone's browser to do it isn't that bad so long as you've got the Google Drive/Docs app. Posts can be written there (or, for some folks, on their work computer if it's blocked from accessing the VE site) and transferred to the ComNet via copy/paste.

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December 17, 2015 12:09:27 AM    View the profile of Maroy 
From my own digging into how the Comnet works, I highly doubt any of the existing mobile forum apps would play nicely. I could theoretically code a mobile-friendly proxy site, but it would take quite a while to work around all of the Comnet's idiosyncrasies.
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December 17, 2015 1:38:25 PM    View the profile of Gurlanin 
I thought there was a way to integrate mobile display into the website so that it recognised if you were using a mobile device.
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December 17, 2015 1:46:18 PM    View the profile of Drac 
That may be something that could be added to the code- I don't know. But you generally see those on much, much newer websites than this one.

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December 17, 2015 4:37:28 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
Supposedly, these apps have a bit of code that gets added to vBulletin, and then it just... works.

Here's an example:http://www.forumrunner.net/

Obviously, this is beyond my knowledge base.  But if it can be done, it might be worth it.
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December 18, 2015 9:52:48 AM    View the profile of Gurlanin 
Looks like it could be done.

Obviously I don't have access to the actual workings of the website, so I can't say for certain. I would be more than happy to investigate it, however, if someone could give me access, and put my college skills to good use :P

Might be a good time to make sure all the code is still functional and clean up/update.
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December 18, 2015 8:15:46 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
Kadann is the only one with that kind of access, Gur.  Him not really being around to grant that level of access to anyone else is ultimately what ended up causing the few active folks to split off and start the EE, a couple years back.  Hopefully, this many people back and asking again will be enough to attract his attention, so we can finally move on all that.  You're right: the code is old and could probably use an update.  Ultimately, though, that's gonna depend on the folks who have a relationship with Kadann being able to get an answer from him on sharing the access with someone else, or enticing him to get active again himself.
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December 19, 2015 6:46:45 AM    View the profile of Gurlanin 
Ah. Yeah, that would put a spanner in the works...
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