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TA iOS app - forum enhancements now live

06-22-2012, 05:35 PM
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TA iOS app - forum enhancements now live

Hey folks,

Around six weeks ago we launched the TouchArcade iOS application [link, free] and, since that time, we've been thrilled to see so many readers downloading the app, and we appreciate all the feedback folks out there have given us. The high praise we've seen from folks out there for our app really helps reinforce the notion that we've created something special -- it really is the best way to experience and utilize TouchArcade.

Since the app's initial, iPhone-only launch, we've been busy at work with designer Wolfgang Bartleme and Flexibits, the iOS developers who turn our designs into a reality, in getting full iPad support worked into the app for a near-term major update that will take it universal.

While all that has been underway, we've also spent time enhancing the Forums area of the app, adding certain functionality that users have been asking for. These features we've just, today, rolled out publicly. No App Store update is needed, it's all there right now.

What's new:
  • Added the ability to edit your existing posts
  • Added the ability to toggle your subscription state on any thread
  • Added the ability to search within a particular thread
  • Cleaned up the "Posts" view of the search system
  • Added a Subscribed Threads button to the Forum home screen for easy access
  • Altered the go-to-page navigation pop-up to utilize the simpler "phone pad" keyboard
  • Made various other small tweaks and enhancements
We will continue expand the app, with an ear to our readers, in order to deliver the best experience possible. While iPad support is a major component of the next update, we've made numerous changes to the overall app that we're sure users will appreciate. So, keep the feedback coming and thanks to all who have embraced the TouchArcade iOS app.

If you see any issues with this feature rollout, please reply here with details. Thanks!


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Last edited by Prab; 06-25-2012 at 02:17 PM. Reason: removed mention of ability to delete posts -- since its a mod-only function
06-22-2012, 05:58 PM
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Has it been 6 weeks already? Man time flies.

The ability to delete your existing posts - is that going to make it into the main website?

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06-22-2012, 06:11 PM
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Finally can edit my posts ,still hoping for quote notifications tho !?
06-22-2012, 07:29 PM
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We're still furthering things. More to come. You guys are going to love the iPad support - such a nice view. Nicer than iPhone, really.

06-22-2012, 08:28 PM
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Test post

EDIT: How do you Delete a post?
06-23-2012, 07:16 AM
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Most excited for the edit part But can you really delete posts? Haven't noticed such a feature... Still waiting for the multi-quote.

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06-23-2012, 07:02 PM
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Sorry, no you can't delete posts (unless you are a mod)

06-24-2012, 11:25 AM
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iPad app

Now if we can have iPad app sooooon ???
07-01-2012, 01:49 PM
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Hey people, just had a thought about a potential enhancement for the forum section of the app. I'm not sure it's entirely possible, but... well, if anyone can figure it out it's you guys.

I've been seeing a growing number of posts like this one:

Originally Posted by ninjackid View Post
Can't post the link from my iPod...But it's free!

Is there any way of having some kind of lookup function that will locate the app's page via the forum (rather than just searching the forum itself) and then maybe a button to copy the appropriate appinfo tag to the clipboard for pasting?

I'm not sure if I'm making it more complicated than it needs to be, but I figure appinfo is such a unique feature for the TA forums that its use should be encouraged as much as possible, including through the app.

Edit: I just found the option to copy the URL for a particular game but it's a little long-winded, especially having to add the appinfo tags. Perhaps you could explore a way to streamline the process?

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07-03-2012, 10:15 AM
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You have indeed created something special. This app is probably my number one. I use it multiple times a day. I respect your views and reviews in most games, this app is my go-to...
With that said, and I appaligize if this has already been stated, can you guys add the ability to use the keyboard, on an idevice, in landscape view? If this is already possible and I am missing something please assist me.
Again, thank you guys so much for such an amazing reference app!!!!!