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Cross-posting universal apps to iPad and iPhone

11-06-2010, 01:28 AM
Cross-posting universal apps to iPad and iPhone

As primarily an iPad gamer, it is very frustrating to see discussions of great iPad apps buried in the many pages of apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Is there any way to add the ability to have discussions of universal apps show up in both places automatically? That way, they could be read when browsing either forum. If I can only check at the end of a long day or once in a weekend, the sheer number of threads in the iPhone forum is daunting. This kind of cross-posting would help, since the moderators generally push the iPad folks to the iPhone threads and then lock the one in the iPad forum. This seems like a solution that would avoid adding a new forum.

To help manage the volume in the iPhone forums, it might actually be even better to add a new Universal app forum specifically for discussing this kind of game.

I'm interested to hear comments on this from other people. I'm guessing I'm not the only person who is a bit frustrated at the volume here even while really loving the posts and site as a whole.


11-06-2010, 01:41 AM
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A separate forum for universal apps isnt really the best choice IMO. But showing the universal app threads in both the ipad and Iphone sections will be a good idea. In fact I've suggested it a couple of times already. Maybe it's not do-able in this version of vBulletin?

Last edited by ImNoSuperMan; 11-06-2010 at 01:44 AM.

11-06-2010, 03:28 AM
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Yes! I find this problem as players and as a developer.

As a player: I love play with my iPad (more than my iPhone) then i go to the iPad section but some games only was published in iPhone section.

As a developer: When i have a game universal like Twistouch. What i have to do?
11-07-2010, 01:33 AM
I agree that a separate forum is not necessarily the best choice. But, if we can't get cross-posts in both forums then it is much better than the current situations. Games can get a lot of discussion in the iPhone forum, but if you don't know it's universal and that universal games are only discussed there, you miss it all. At least a separate forum would eliminate this issue. The iPhone forum just gets way too much traffic to find the relatively few universal games mixed among the threads there.

I'm hoping one of the site owners will comment on this. I'd love to know what the current thoughts are about this. Would that be Hodapp I'm hoping to see comment?
11-08-2010, 04:34 PM
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Yeah, I agree with this. I find myself having to check the iPhone forum frequently, even though I only use my iPad these days...
11-10-2010, 05:16 PM
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I don't have the patience to follow the posts harassment in iphone part (that's for kids with fresh blood and plenty of energy) so I end check sometimes when I'm bored of watching the sleepy immobile iPad section.

But the result is I don't quote plenty universal stuff.

I don't agree that cross post for universal threads would be the solution because iPad section would end monopolized by universal posts.

But an universal section would be great.
11-10-2010, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Qordobo View Post
I don't agree that cross post for universal threads would be the solution because iPad section would end monopolized by universal posts.
Good? It'll be full of apps it's compatible with then.

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11-10-2010, 07:32 PM
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I wish there was some way I could search through the iPhone game section to find all the Universal (or at least the ones marked in the title) titles. Searching the word universal in the search box yeilds too many results.

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11-11-2010, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Good? It'll be full of apps it's compatible with then.
The 30 first posts will be most often Universal app so it will end in hiding somehow iPad only app. That's why I doubt cross will work.
11-11-2010, 11:30 AM
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Seeing as Apple is cracking down on developers releasing iPad versions (HD versions) of games that are the same as the iPhone/iPod versions without distinct content or gameplay, I suspect we will see many more universal apps than before.

And as a developer I would love to see a better solution as well. or even just a consistant solution that everyone is aware of.

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