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Old 05-08-2012, 11:24 AM
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congrats on the release, I'm already digging it quite a bit. I do have one thing to add to a wish list that people may or may not care about...

when viewing forums, I went a few pages into a thread, posted a reply, went to another part of the forum...and then tried to get to the main app screen. I could very well be missing something, but the only way I could get back was to hit the button on the top left (which took me back through every page I had just visited, including where I was posting in a thread) until I finally went through the history of the last several minutes of browsing. I'd imagine a much more active user would go crazy after posting, searching, or just reading for a while.

am I overlooking a button to go to the app's home screen?

and I don't want to come off as dogging the app on day one, so I have to say everything else so far has been brilliant. I'm saving most of the gushing for the iTunes review...
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:40 AM
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A nit, perhaps. I can't jump to the first unread post of a thread directly like I can on the web page. I have to go to the first page, then jump to the last page, and then it's not even the oldest unread post, but the first one on the page.

So I'd like that, but still far more important is indicating which threads have unread posts.
Does it not do just this if you tap the grey number (reply total). It seems like it has been jumping to first unread for me when I tap the number.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:18 PM
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am I overlooking a button to go to the app's home screen?
Press and hold the back button to return to the "home page" of the app. I discovered this by experimenting... I'm guessing there's some not so obvious features in this app.

The other thing that others have mentioned is hitting the number of responses for the thread to either jump to last page of the thread or newest post since your last visit.

Otherwise..love the app so far. I guess we're all in the learning to adjust how we visit/use TA stage right now.

The only main suggestions I can think of so far for me is:
- Universal
- Landscape mode
- Ability to edit posts
- Jump to bottom of post/article
- Maybe for articles, put the comments button at top (don't need this if there's a button to jump to bottom of article)?

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:29 PM
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Greetings,

Congratulations to Touch Arcade on the release of your new gorgeous app. This will undoubtedly be my preferred method of navigating the site from now on and perhaps the leading app for iOS gaming news and discussion - It has certainly surpassed Slide to Play's App in content, design, and functionality.

There are a few issues I have had with it that I would like to bring to your attention:

1. Not all games/articles listed in the search results with an "upcoming" label can be added to the watch list. When you click on the article, the binoculars button is not present. The most important game for me to add was Steph Thirion's Faraway. A search yields three articles from the main site, each labeled upcoming, but there is no binocular function present within the articles themselves to be able to add the game to the watch list. I am using Faraway as an example, but it has happened to me several times with different games.

2. The App back button is linked with the forum thread page buttons. If you move forward several pages in a thread, the main app back button takes you back through each page rather than returning you to the parent forum which makes for cumbersome navigation.

Thank you for making this tremendous service available to us for free. I wish you much success.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:01 PM
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So far a neat app but I really really wish it had a landscape mode. Would also enjoy seeing a landscape full screen mode. Other things I would like are in Tapatalk, so spend some time with that app and just include it as much of it as possible.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:02 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. Keep it coming.

In the forums if you want to go back to the main app, you can either 1) press and hold the back button or 2) triple tap it

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:08 PM
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1. Not all games/articles listed in the search results with an "upcoming" label can be added to the watch list. When you click on the article, the binoculars button is not present. The most important game for me to add was Steph Thirion's Faraway. A search yields three articles from the main site, each labeled upcoming, but there is no binocular function present within the articles themselves to be able to add the game to the watch list. I am using Faraway as an example, but it has happened to me several times with different games.
This is because we've only created the upcoming tracking with the app. So old stories won't necessarily benefit from it. All new stories should.

Maybe we'll revisit some of the more popular older upcoming stories so people can get them on their watch list.

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:24 PM
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Love the app, but cant set a bookmark or watch-list on a thread.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:00 PM
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Here's one more for that rainy day :
  • Indication of new posts in threads: A simple bolded thread title would be enough (in the same manner as these forums indicate new posts in threads).
Just added this feature. The message count box on the right of each thread item is "lit" (orange) if there are new posts in the thread.

Thanks for the other feedback - will certainly work towards getting things as close to what folks are asking for as possible.




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Old 05-08-2012, 04:12 PM
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Testing testing 123

This app rocks, obv there are some issues but that's what updates are for!

I like all the suggestions and I'll have some to add.

Can't tell you how excited I am about this app, it's about time
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