Let's bring CB to the Iphone and Android Devices! (in General)


Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] November 9 2011 11:59 AM EST

Just bringing this idea back from the grave.

Does anyone here have any experience creating apps for both of these markets? And if so, how much work are we looking at creating an App for each market?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 9 2011 12:01 PM EST

A lot... like a full App would take a lot of man hours from NS plus like 3 outside developers; basically like the equivalent of like a full time job for like a month. But, have no fear, something is being done.

QBRanger November 9 2011 8:49 PM EST

What is being "done"?

Sickone November 9 2011 9:24 PM EST

Don't both of those classes of devices have web browsers ?
Wouldn't CB work on them right now as it is ?
Or am I missing something ?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 9 2011 9:28 PM EST

which is why i still think this is our best option:

http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0039X7

we do have a simple version if anyone is interested. i use it on my android & ipad and it is quite fast!

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 9 2011 9:29 PM EST

That's not preferable, CB as it is on phones is slow, clustered, hard to navigate, and chatless. A good app would try to address or fix some or all of these.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 9 2011 9:30 PM EST

Mine was in response to Sickone.

QBOddBird November 9 2011 9:34 PM EST

Agreed with dudemus, as I did in the previous thread...I still want the CB mobile page with the big "Fight" button so I can play from my phone :)

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 9 2011 9:37 PM EST

Having that on the app store doesn't accomplish one of the big benefits of an app on android/iphone; introducing new players to the game via the stores.

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] November 9 2011 10:49 PM EST

and if you put it at $0.99 then there can be a small profit for the admins

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 9 2011 10:51 PM EST

I don't think it'd sell very many then... and apple takes like half the profit.

Sickone November 9 2011 11:13 PM EST

So, in other words, provide a less waste-of-spacey alternative page layout for CB (with laaaarge buttons for often-used things) and a non-java based chat alternative too ?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 9 2011 11:31 PM EST

Yup.
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