META (world peace)- MGoBlog Android app

Submitted by Powderd Toast on March 20th, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Long time poster, first time thread starter.

Seeing the recent post on the iphone issues sadly reminded me that the Android version of the MGoBlog app is still broken. At first I thought it was just me, but when I went to complain post about not being able to post from the app on anything other than wi-fi I was reminded that I'm not alone.

I'm fairly tech savvy, but not so much when it comes to apps so I was wondering if any of my fellow MGoBloggers might be and would be interested in developing a fix or even possible alternative like the IOS MGoBlog HD app.

My apologies if this is an overall minor issue, but I figured with the offseason in full swing now was as good a time as any to bring it up. Thanks for reading. I'll hang up and listen.


TL;DR--->MGoAndroid App wont work unless on wi-fi. Can it be fixed?


EDIT: Updated title



March 20th, 2015 at 10:57 AM ^

Here's the link to Google Play, in the event you want to e-mail the developer - LINK

According to this, the last update was in April 2013, so I wonder if it is even being supported anymore, if that's accurate. I know the developer occasionally posts on the board, so perhaps he sees this and can provide some more information. 


March 20th, 2015 at 11:05 AM ^

does anyone know how to prevent pages and pages of garbage text from being shown in the app? I think these are images that aren't being converted correctly, but not sure


March 20th, 2015 at 11:21 AM ^

I use the Android app all the time without issue, on both WiFi and cellular. Really, the only complaint I have is that you can't start a new thread from the app.

I have Nexus 5 running stock Lollipop 5.1, though it's worked well for me on every OS version I've had on the phone.

Btw, the only time the app crashes for me is when I try to open a thread that has been deleted by a mod. For some reason, not all threads and comments that get removed by a mod get removed on the app. Other than that, I am able to read and reply to posts without issue.


March 20th, 2015 at 11:49 AM ^

Same here. Works totally fine. Some photos and videos on the front page don't load. It crashes if I access a thread that has been removed by mods. Some, but not all, photos show a bunch of garbled text instead. Perhaps if they're embedded? Because links to photos and gifs seem fine.

Actually one of the most annoying things (not that I'm complaining about a free app) is that the page refreshes and takes me to the top if it turns from horizontal to vertical or vice versa. Usually that's not a problem but it gets annoying sometimes if I tilt a bit reading a UFR, which has a ton of content of course, and I have to scroll back down everything. It also refreshes like that if I turn off the screen and put it in my pocket and it gets turned.


March 20th, 2015 at 11:32 AM ^

Software Engineer here, and I'd be willing to take a stab at patching the bugs. Would be up to the original dev though to share the source code with me.

Jack Hammer

March 20th, 2015 at 11:36 AM ^

Not sure why it would matter whether you connect your device to the internet from wifi or a carrier.  A connection is a connection.  Unless your carrier plan doesn't include data.

Who is your carrier, what data network does your device connect to (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE) and what happens when you try to connect?

Jack Hammer

March 20th, 2015 at 1:13 PM ^

I work with JL.  Not daily, but meet with him from time to time.  If he's a UM fan he hides it well....   However, his predecessor, Philip Humm, was a UM grad.  I did talk UM football with him in the past.  We actually have a pretty good sized base of UM alum in T-Mo leadership.  We circulate e-mails about UM football and watch together sometimes. 


March 20th, 2015 at 12:58 PM ^

OK, dumb question, I know, but are you positive that you're entering the correct password? Assuming you are, I'd try a couple things:

  • Log onto the desktop site and change your password there, then try to log in to the mobile app with the new password.
  • If that fails, uninstall then reinstall the app. 

If it still fails after trying both of those things, I'm not sure what else you could try. I've been able to log in and post without issue.


March 20th, 2015 at 12:28 PM ^

You put OT -- to be fair I don't think this could really be more ON TOPIC. But yeah, I agree. I don't even use the app anymore. I view it through the browser when I'm on my phone. 


April 14th, 2015 at 10:01 PM ^

Came here to post this. Using an HTC One M8 (and it was the same on the M7) comments and articles often won't load, just get a blank white page. Also some/most images don't load in articles or diaries. Youtube clips have really never would but this day in age there's really no reason they shouldn't. 

I'd totally pay for a functional version of this app.