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Poll results: If a free Cyburbia app was available for your smartphone, would you use it?

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  • Yes for an iPhone

    11 28.95%
  • Yes for an Android

    6 15.79%
  • Yes for a Blackberry

    9 23.68%
  • No

    12 31.58%
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Thread: Cyburbia mobile app: would you use it?

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Cyburbia mobile app: would you use it?

    Currently, smart phone users can view and post to the Cyburbia Forums using Tapatalk (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) and Berryblab (Blackberry). To post to the Forums, smart phone users must pay for a full-featured version of the app; usually $2.99.

    If a free Cyburbia app was available for your iPhone or Android, would you use it? On what kind of phone? Please keep in mind that a branded app would be pricey on our end, but it could get Cyburbia some exposure among the blueshirt crowd through the App Store or Android Market. This is how much a branded Cyburbia app could cost us:
    • Based on Forum Runner: $249/year + $100 per additional platform (e.g. $449/year for iPhone, Android and Blackberry)
    • Based on Tapatalk: $999/lifetime iPhone or Android, $1,798 iPhone and Android.
    • Based on vBulletin Mobile Suite: $200/setup + $99/year iPhone and Android
    Keep in mind that we only get one or two people a day who access Cyburbia through Tapatalk now. I'm probably one of them.
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    I've thought about paying for the app for my iPod Touch, but find using Safari acceptable enough to read and occasionally post. I'd certainly though be interested in a free app that would presumably display better than viewing the full site on Safari.

    I'm assuming there's not a third (and maybe cheaper?) option of a more mobile browser friendly interface? There's something to be said about being able to do a lot of browsing through the various forums I follow just through a mobile browser, over the need to switch to several specific apps for every forum.

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    Hope you don't mind, but I created a poll to compliment your thread so you could get an accurate count.

    As for me, I would definitely use an iPhone app.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
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    I've checked in from my bb, but it's too hard to read everything (have to scroll side to side), and it's kind of a pain. But, I would definately use an app if it made it easier to read/post.

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    Don't have none of them there iphones, androids or blackberries, so I reckon not.

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    Quote Originally posted by UrbaneSprawler View post
    I'm assuming there's not a third (and maybe cheaper?) option of a more mobile browser friendly interface? There's something to be said about being able to do a lot of browsing through the various forums I follow just through a mobile browser, over the need to switch to several specific apps for every forum.
    There is a flawed mobile interface at http://www.cyburbia.mobi. Issues with the mobile interface: different results depending on the platform/phone used, and it can't appear in any app stores.

    Right now, because of cost, I'm leaning towards the vBulletin Mobile Suite-based app, although I prefer Tapatak for everyday use.
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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    I've checked in from my bb, but it's too hard to read everything (have to scroll side to side), and it's kind of a pain. But, I would definately use an app if it made it easier to read/post.
    Same here.

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    I post from my iphone sometimes. But I just go through the web and post like it was a regular computer. I like it better that way. Mobile apps for things I can do otherwise kind of irritate me. I like having the full version- even if sometimes its a little harder on the eyes.
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    Only if it was a real app.. and not something that requires me to download a third party app like tapatalk.

    That was my problem with the cyburbian pro thing. I want to join but I refuse to open up a paypal account and that seems to be the only way to pay for a subscription. If you found a way to do that sort of thing youself great, but if it requires to give account, personal and bank information to more third party vendors, no. Nothing can convince me to trust my bank account details to paypal.. much less to whoever sells tapatalk.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Don't have none of them there iphones, androids or blackberries, so I reckon not.
    What he said.

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    What's a blackberry?

    I voted no.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I post from my iphone sometimes. But I just go through the web and post like it was a regular computer. I like it better that way. Mobile apps for things I can do otherwise kind of irritate me. I like having the full version- even if sometimes its a little harder on the eyes.
    I do this as well, but on a blackberry. I don't mind it so much, but might use an app.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    I have an iPhone and can view Cyburbia in Safari. I would use an app but would settle for a mobile site too. I am not picky.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by Cismontane View post
    Only if it was a real app.. and not something that requires me to download a third party app like tapatalk.
    A branded app would be a free, full version of Tapatalk, Forum Runner of vBulletin Mobile that would access Cyburbia only. The companies providing the apps would have no access to your data. The relevant username, password and cookies would be stored on your smart phone, not on a central server.
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    Depending on ease, I probably would.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Don't have none of them there iphones, androids or blackberries, so I reckon not.
    Don't have one either, don't plan on getting one unless they make em so cool that they are worthwhile. Right now I don't feel the need to surf the net while away from the computer.
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    I would use an iphone app for sure. It is a pain in the arse to respond through safari on the phone. I usually never respond until i am in arms reach of a keyboard.
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    I would have no use for it. Don't have a suitable phone and likely never will.

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    this poll inadvertently is a iPhone vs BB poll

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    What's a "mobile app"?
    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    What's a "mobile app"?
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    What are these things you speak of ?

    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Don't have none of them there iphones, androids or blackberries, so I reckon not.
    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    What's a "mobile app"?
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    OH HELL YEAH!

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    There is a flawed mobile interface at http://www.cyburbia.mobi. Issues with the mobile interface: different results depending on the platform/phone used, and it can't appear in any app stores.
    That link doesn't seem to display any differently either on my PC, iPhone or Blackberry; it doesn't seem to work. A more mobile friendly version of this site I'd still personally prefer over a specific app. If every website I checked had its own specific app, it would be counter-productive.

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    Here's a mobile cell phone app.

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