[RELEASE] GBAtemp.net Forums App for Android & iOS

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by d0k3, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. d0k3
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    d0k3 3DS Homebrew Legend

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    Using the excellent GoNative.io webapp I put together apps for Android & iOS to access these forums. So, why should you use this instead of just using your mobile phones browser? Here are some reasons:
    • Use the GBAtemp.net Forums as native app, with quick access via an icon in your drawer.
    • Some subtle CSS modifications to make mobile browsing more convenient.
    • A sidebar menu with quick links to basically everything.
    This doesn't require any permissions besides the obligatory web access permission. There are no ads in the apps (I didn't remove the GBAtemp.net ads, of course). Both apps are, as per GoNative.io guidelines fully non commercial and free.

    For the app downloads and previews go here:
    https://gonative.io/share/qbeje


    Source code for Android / iOS / goNative available from here:
    https://mega.nz/#!WlB0mLaD!yfumY9A16w7HYiySBqO1Ur8f_y4VBQLhwfLYTnxp6Hc


    Installing on iOS will require a jailbreak obviously. Can't help with that, I'm an Android user. For Android you need to allow installations from unknown sources.

    I'm not too happy with the icon right now - if anyone can design something better, go ahead and I'll build it in. If you need / want the source code, ask. If you have any ideas on how to make this better, let me know, but keep in mind that - being no Android / iOS dev myself - I have to rely on the features GoNative.io provides.
     
    Last edited by d0k3, Dec 14, 2015
  2. Guinea

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    OMG YESSSSS!!!!! Now I dont have to use the terrible chrome for android :P
     
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  3. d0k3
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    d0k3 3DS Homebrew Legend

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    Just a quick update... The iOS version is gone, Gonative somehow updated to no more include this. Duh... this would have been pretty complicated to install anyways.
     
  4. mgrev

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  5. d0k3
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    d0k3 3DS Homebrew Legend

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    You mean this one? Well, I'd be interested to know which of the two the users prefer.
     
  6. Jack_Sparrow

    Jack_Sparrow Ruthless Pirate

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    Yep :sad: but i didn't get nearly as much respect
     
  7. osm70

    osm70 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Actually that's not always true. Enterprise signed apps can be installed on any iOS device, even without jailbreak. For example gba4ios and many iOS piracy websites use Enterprise certificate to work.
     
  8. d0k3
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    d0k3 3DS Homebrew Legend

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    Ha, it's not like download numbers here are piling up either :).

    I'll post the source code for iOS later today. I don't have an iOS device, so I'll have to rely on othes to make that actually accessible.
     
  9. Plasma Shadow

    Plasma Shadow GBAtemp's Artificial Lifeform

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    I have no fucking idea.
    Screenshots?

    I like to see how it would look before I install it :P

    EDIT: I didnt read the OP properly lmao the site contains them haha
     
    Last edited by Plasma Shadow, Dec 14, 2015
  10. Jack_Sparrow

    Jack_Sparrow Ruthless Pirate

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    You could always install mine... Check out the link in the description i'ts the exact same thing
     
  11. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Cool! I would like to look at the gbatemp homepage first though ;0
     
  12. d0k3
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    d0k3 3DS Homebrew Legend

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    Well, that's not entirely correct, I guess (haven't tested yours, though). This one has quick sidebar navigation and a few other cosmetic stuff built in.
    The sidebar navigation, the breadcrumbs navigation and basically every other aspect of this app is directed at the forums part of GBAtemp.net, so going through the main page doesn't make much sense.
     
  13. Shadowxp13

    Shadowxp13 *don't have anything to put here*

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    For me this loads so much faster than Tapatalk! Thanks d0k3!
     
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  14. BurningDesire

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Wow. Not quite what I envisioned but it seems that my vision ignited peoples lust for a app. Good work mate! This is awesome!
     
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  15. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

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    it mostly just looks like the website in a fancy frame. xenforo(?) already has a responsive design to fit mobile devices. honestly I don't see the point...

    not to mention if you can add it to your home screen or something (I don't know about android, but you can probably figure it out) you get an icon for the site.
     
    Last edited by ihaveamac, Dec 14, 2015
  16. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Yes you can add it to your homescreen on Android:
    Google Chrome:
    - Go to the website
    - Click in the right upper corner on the 3 dots
    - Add to startscreen (or something like that)
    - You see now a nice gbatemp logo icon on one of your homescreens
    - Done
    - Now just click on the newly created icon and you go straight to your gbatemp.net homescreen (or forum if you added the forum link)
     
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