Meta: iPhone app version 1.0.1

Submitted by elaydin on September 16th, 2010 at 1:01 AM

I want to submit a quick fix for some issues with the app. My primary concern is the occasional thread that will crash the app. These are caused by "NULL" comments (not sure who leaves those). I also want to make sure people always leave a subject, because it looks ugly on the web page when they don't.

Other small changes include:

- Taming down the yellow background

- changing the font from 12pt to 13pt

- fixing how images look in a table (mainly the blogpoll)

- eliminating the possibility of a double/triple post for new message board topics

I'll submit this to Apple tomorrow. I don't want to put in anything major in this version, just the bug fixes above. It should be available in the store by next weekend. (Note: I might use this thread to test a couple of things)

Comments

dmblue

September 16th, 2010 at 4:53 AM ^

Any chance of making a mobile version of the web page for other types of phones?  I know some people have brought this up before, but it would be really nice.  Just having the the board/main page without all the links and images to download would be great and allow me to view the page on my phone withotu waiting 2 minutes for everythign to download.

S.G. Rice

September 16th, 2010 at 7:31 AM ^

So far two things have kicked me out of the app - the UFR and this thread.  I didn't have any problems with the five or six other mgoboard threads I opened.

Using an iTouch w/ OS4. (not at the moment obv)

van

September 16th, 2010 at 8:07 AM ^

My issue with the UFR on my iPhone is the formatting - text ran off the right of the screen and nearly every line was clipped.

On the whole, a great start to the app. 

I don't have my phone in front of me at the moment, so I apologize if this is there, but if it's not, I'd love to see integration of the mgo.licio.us links/comments.

elaydin

September 16th, 2010 at 10:42 AM ^

I played with the formatting on the UFR, but couldn't get anything better.  Going into landscape (turning the phone) does look a lot better.

In general, html tables are tricky.  I've tried to reduce the text size, but if there are a lot of columns, they're just not going to fit.  Unlike with normal text, you can't wrap a table row.

I also think Brian uses a different style sheet for UFR tables, but I'd have to look into it some more.

Adrian

September 16th, 2010 at 8:06 AM ^

Also be able to downvote people on the app.  Is this only for the iphone? I have both the iphone and android but i cant find it on my samsung epic

doughboy

September 16th, 2010 at 9:19 AM ^

Looks very impressive.  Question for the minority, I'm using an iTouch Gen 2 and it looks like I'll need Gen 4 to download app.  Any work-around I can try.  Thanks.

ross03

September 16th, 2010 at 10:23 AM ^

I'd like to see it maintain the login if I click out of it, but the app is still open.  I believe that's possible in the latest iOS, but right now it kicks me out and makes me re-login as if relaunching the app.

UFR kicks me out every time as well.

elaydin

September 16th, 2010 at 10:38 AM ^

that's interesting, it keeps me logged in.  In fact, I've had people ask for a log out.

I wonder if that's because I usually use my ipod touch from home (somewhat consistent IP address), and my iphone runs iOS4 and the app never really quits.

Sven_Da_M

September 16th, 2010 at 11:11 AM ^

... but most people with jobs (non-Steve variety) use Verizon.

Later the iPad app can use iAds so the site can make iMoney, iThink.

(Sent from my Motorola Dyna-Tac.)