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Old 07-12-2012, 15:45   #1
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New Cruisers Forum App

I have just downloaded the latest Cruisers Forum app for my tablet but I find the layout very confusing.

For one thing I can not find any section devoted to Navigation which should be a pretty important thing to remember.

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Old 07-12-2012, 16:07   #2
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Re: NEW CRUISERSFORUM APP

I tried the App on my Samsung 10.1 tablet and hated it. The standard website is much better IMO.
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Old 07-12-2012, 23:34   #3
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Apps tend to be bare bones, get it done. I am using the android app now on my combo cellphone / tablet. I rarely fall back to the website. I prefer the app. The apple app is in some ways better, more features. I use both apps.
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Re: NEW CRUISERSFORUM APP

Ya'll may want to read this thread.>>> New iPad app version broken
And >> iPad App Stopped Working ?
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Re: NEW CRUISERSFORUM APP

Didīnt even recognize our forum from the app version,though I was in a different library!.

I for one have un installed it from my Tab,I prefer the normal,on-line version as attached, on acreens larger than smartphones.

Back to the drawing board guys!!

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:43   #6
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Re: NEW CRUISERSFORUM APP

I just wish it would stop telling me to get it every time I open the forum.

I DON'T want it!
Why hassle me?
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Re: NEW CRUISERSFORUM APP

[QUOTE=MarkJ;1102687]I just wish it would stop telling me to get it every time I open the forum.

I DON'T want it!
Why hassle me?[/QUOTE


+1 on that!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:00   #8
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Re: NEW CRUISERSFORUM APP

Hmmmm....seems like we need to better

Keep the feedback coming. With the multitude of platforms, specific reports are always helpful.

We are listening even if changes take time.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:52   #9
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My app works great for me on my new iPad.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:19   #10
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The app does not::::

..........Allow thank you's sent, and when you get a thank you, it forces you to the browser version to see what you are being thanked for.

..........Avatars rarely show, just blanks and never a larger avatars for paid members when they do show.

..........Images only show the first time you look at a post. After another post is added to thread, the image disappears forever. To see the image again, one is forced to open the browser. Images, when they do show, do not finger scroll in the android ver of the app, only iPhone ver.

..........this app, looks almost identical in appearance to another app for another sailboat forum. If you post on both, as I do, it can get confusing as to which forum you are doing what on, especially if you are tired.

..........The report a post, and reply to post are right next to one another when you post, and the screens they open are not marked, and are identical except no attachment button in the report a post. On several occasions, who knows how many, when I think I posted something, it is no posted. I accidentally sentry post to the mods only. I bet they love that. Lol.


..........Signatures do not show up in the android version. There is a provision for adding a different signature than the signature in the browser, or the same one, but if you switch signature on in the app, it does not post using the app.

...........this is a big one, for both the app, and the browser. Why only allow a few minutes for an edit to post? The few minutes allowed is too short. In a thread where temps flare, many posters would tame down their own posts, after they cool down, and have a chance to read what they said. Your short edit window, what, ten minutes?, does not give the posters enough time to self moderate our own posts. Open that edit window for hours, not a couple piddely minutes. I own two forums, and I give posters a week to make revisions to posts.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:41   #11
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I use the Android app on both this forum and Trawler Forum. I don't see the huge problems that others have referenced. I do find the organization of the forum sections confusing on the app but once you figure out where everything is its still all there, just not very logically organized. What bugs me about any app is the almost inevitable crash after any "upgrade". Sure enough the recent so-called upgrade to the app for this forum and Trawler Forum resulted in an inability to access either forum until I completely un-installed and re-installed the apps.
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This is probably a stupid question but in my defence, I've only just got my android and just figured out how to answer a call on it. How come there are no "New Thread" or "Reply" buttons? The only way I've found to post is to hit "Quote" in the pop up menu in order to reply to a post.
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Old 13-01-2013, 10:30   #13
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Re: New Cruisers Forum App

There is if you use the menu button.

I'd check mine to give you exact details but someone left my phone off the charger last night and tis dead dead dead.
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Re: New Cruisers Forum App

I haven't tried the Android app in a while but I recall it lacked anything similar to the website's "Today's Posts" or "New Posts," which is how I like to read the site. No need to check each subforum separately. That would be tops on my wishlist if the app is still being improved and updated.
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