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05-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 823
Once the TouchArcade website itself gets the ability to wish-list an app (say, in the iTunes preview windows), I'll replace AppShopper with this app.

I'm loving the interface, though! It simply gleams of polish. =D
05-09-2012, 12:19 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 12
Love the app and a great job. Just thought I would post my two requests for a future update.

I would love a iPad version

Forums need to be linked to the game that they are regarding. So if I go into upcoming iPhone games, and click nova 3, I should be able to add that game to my watched list or view the news articles that are related to it. This very post seems to have that functionality, so I'm hopefully it will come to the games section as well.

05-09-2012, 07:26 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,398
Originally Posted by arn View Post
The new article notifications can be turned off. In fact, they are off by default. Go to settings.

There are no PM notifications yet, but there will be.

Ah, my mistake. I think I turned them on. LOL. I was thinking that stuff had to be on to get PM notifications. Or something. Not really sure. In any case thanks. I turned them back off. Hopefully you an get the PM notifications in there soonish.
05-09-2012, 08:14 AM
I admit I didn't like the app at first. But I kept exploring and now I'm totally hooked. Really great job!

Here's my nitpicking (mostly in the forums section):

Home button: Yes I know, press and hold, but that's not intuitive. I would prefer "Back", "Forums" and "Home"

Refresh: I logged in this morning and wanted to see if there was any changes in the thread I was currently in. Had to back and then click on the last page.

Horizontal keyboard: Huge fingers do not like vertical.

Signatures: I'm OK with signatures not showing in the app, but when I check posts I did in the app in my browser, signatures are not attached to my posts.

That's it! Love the app! Nice to see you guys listening to the comments too!

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05-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,382
Yeah, awesome app!!!
05-09-2012, 08:34 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 544
i see now about getting back to the home screen. i think that implementation is just fine, but i'd recommend adding that to the help/support menu.

alternatively, you know how the top bar in tweetbot can be clicked to bring up lists? what about something like that in this app that gives you a link to the home screen, and/or the list of menus in the home screen (a lot like the button on the top right while broswing the forums, but with links to news/reviews, top reviews, hot new games, watch list, forums). or hell, in that forum links menu, just put a link to the home screen.

as for most of the non-5-star reviews, while it might not matter since people can't read, why not put a line in the description that says you're working on universal support in a future update.

and as a side note, there are some hilarious reviews up there. one about it not being an all-in-one game app (see the 'people can't read' comment above). another about the app causing someone's dog to march like a nazi...which, despite the connection to nazism, is quite a feat for an app like this, and should certainly earn it more than one star.
05-09-2012, 08:56 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,398
Aside from showing threads with new posts in them (within a particular forum), I wish this had a "Participated" tab like in Tapatalk. It shows all the threads you've posted in, with ones with new posts in them at the top. I find that really handy and miss it in this app.
05-09-2012, 09:11 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
Thanks for all the feedback. Keep it coming.

we're definitely taking notes and a lot of the suggestions are going to be implemented.

05-09-2012, 09:21 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,928
Thanks for adding the new posts color update! One other suggestion is at the top of the thread to add a "jump to bottom" button (can be done maybe on the same line as the thread title) and a "jump to top" button at the bottom somewhere. These could just be a down/up arrows. This could be done on the webpage so the actual app doesn't need an update.

The newer-ish updated mobile neogaf forum has these buttons in the web page.

The private message menu seems to only let you send and read PM but doesn't seem to be able to let you delete...

Otherwise, the more I use the app the more I like it especially on the iPod touch screen and browsing the main TA website. The only real things left for me is adding the rest of the forum features that people use (ie: edit button, landscape mode, other people's suggestions...). Keep up the good work!

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05-09-2012, 02:01 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,398
One thing which I think is a bug is that if you go to the last page, often times the page change buttons aren't at the top, only at the bottom. Then if I go back a page the page change buttons are at the top too.