Back in the spring, Brian and I started talking about what it would take to put together an iPhone app (and lay the groundwork for other mobile apps). After some work with drupal by Brian, and some Objective C fun by me, the basic code is now done.
I'm looking for a few (3?) people to help me test it out.
Requirements are as follows:
- have access to a device that runs iOS4. I'd like to get some device diversity (ipod/iphone, various generations)
- some technical savvy
- patience. Figuring out Apple's ad hoc distribution scheme sounds like a pain.
- willing to provide constructive feedback and answer questions
Please email me at elaydin.tech (at) gmail if interested. Tell me what device(s) you currently use.
Keep in mind, the app isn't polished or "pretty" yet, so there's plenty of opportunity to shape the app.
Currently the app has 3 sections: Front Page, MGoBoard and MGoDiaries.
Each section, when selected, loads a list of the recent posts.
Selecting a post will load the post, and its comments. This looks similar to what a wordpress blog looks like on a mobile device.
There are iphone friendly screens for login, posting to the message boards and posting replies.
This page will be redone once I get some artwork from Brian, but you get the basic idea. The colors might change... buttons might appear, but in the end, you'll select one of 3 things.
Second level menu (this case, mgoboard), looks like:
I'll probably add some more info in there (timestamp). Selecting will send you to:
This is hard to show without "scrolling", but basically it shows the reformatted original post, with comments. The reply button pops open a screen to post a reply.
Sizes, colors, fonts are all negotiable.
My focus was on minimizing network traffic and time to load (which is why you don't see things like user avatars). It also doesn't have any up/down voting (though that might be a future enhancement).
So email me if interested. I'll post here when I've received enough volunteers.
UPDATE: Yikes... went to bed, woke up, and now I have a million emails to go through. I'll go through your emails and send out an update to everyone tonight. Thanks for the interest.
UPDATE II: When I said 3, I think I really meant 25. Beta is now closed. Expect further instructions soon.