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iPhone: Pocket Gamer App...Where is TouchArcade's App?

11-15-2008, 02:25 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Boston
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Pocket Gamer App...Where is TouchArcade's App?

http://appshopper.com/entertainment/...r-game-reviews

if only toucharcade had such an app
11-15-2008, 02:40 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Berlin/Germany
Posts: 946
Google Reader? Newsstand?

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11-15-2008, 02:45 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2008
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I'm looking into it. though, honestly, how useful such an app? Don't people naturally go web browser?

arn
11-15-2008, 02:47 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
I'm looking into it. though, honestly, how useful such an app? Don't people naturally go web browser?

arn
I have no problem at all using the web browser for the TA blog and forum.
11-15-2008, 03:08 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,555
Like I said before. Download an RSS Reader. Start subscribing. Problem solved. I don't like those kind of apps. They just take up space and are unnecessary. Imagine if every site had their own app...
11-15-2008, 04:02 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiller ONE View Post
Like I said before. Download an RSS Reader. Start subscribing. Problem solved. I don't like those kind of apps. They just take up space and are unnecessary. Imagine if every site had their own app...
Agreed, I think a web app would make more sense, that way if you want to have it on your homescreen, you can.
11-15-2008, 08:03 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Mos Eisley
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A web app would be better and cheaper to have easy, on the go access to the videos, news and reviews.
Twitter is great for keeping up to date, but sometimes you want to look at older stuff that you may have missed.

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11-15-2008, 08:06 PM
#8
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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It's up for debate whether a TouchArcade app is needed. If it does get made, it should be a cross between TA and AppShopper.

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11-16-2008, 07:26 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 291
RSS is a good solution if the site has a special iPhone/Mobile-layout or a full content RSS feed. If you look at the Wikipedia apps you can see it's very useful to have special apps that change the layout of a normal website to fit on the iPhone screen and make it more readable.
11-16-2008, 08:26 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Lyon, France
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why not having an iphone detection at the index of the site? (switching to iPhone format when browsing on the device)
I did that for my site and it works well... it's transparent for the user (no need to download app) and quite easy to do!

Last edited by aghartastudio; 11-16-2008 at 08:38 AM.