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Should Fluther create an app for smartphones?

Asked by OrganicQuotes (50 points ) January 15th, 2010

I have an Android phone and I’m sure many of you have an iphone, android, symbian, blackberry, palm, etc…phone. So my question is, would you want and/or use an app on your cell phone if Fluther created one? I really think they should and I wanna see how many others agree. Maybe this will spark some interest in fluther to develop one for all of us!

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Buttonstc's avatar

There is a Fluther app for iPhone already. However, I access Fluther through a browser page rather than the app due to limited functionality with the app.

jrpowell's avatar

Ummm. Do you know how hard it is to support apps on devices other than a iPhone? Some have keyboards and some use a touch screen. All the damn screen sizes are different too. I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole.

There is a iPhone app, it is free but it sucks. http://i.fluther.com/ is way better.

Buttonstc's avatar

@John

Any idea when (or if) they ever plant to update the app and perhaps correct the “suckiness” issue? Just curious.

OrganicQuotes's avatar

Hmmm…didnt know there was an iPhone app…Whoopsie! lol

Sandydog's avatar

Most of the time I use the I Phone App – it is a bit Ltd, but the main functions are there.
I found it via another App called Taptu where you can search for things made for the I Phone.

gggritso's avatar

@johnpowell on Android the screen resolution is almost completely irrelevant, all units are declared in terms of a system unit that is related to the pixel density, etc

jrpowell's avatar

@gggritso :: I’m talking more about CSS since all a Fluther app would do is be a wrapper of the webpage. That is all the iPhone one is with a few added buttons. It is super easy in XCode to say load this URI in a window and render it with WEBKIT. Like 15 lines of code easy.

gggritso's avatar

@johnpowell Oh. In my mind a Fluther app would not be just a wrapper, it would be tailored specifically for a mobile device…

Pcrecords's avatar

the weirdest thing about the fluther app is it just seems to be loading the ifluther pages, but takes AGES to so… must try harder.

Pcrecords's avatar

I just tried to post a question using the app… It didn’t send it. Bloody app. Deleted.

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