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Old Oct 23, 09, 11:55 am   #1
 
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Flyertalk iphone app?

How about a Flyertalk iphone app that would streamline viewing and posting from mobile device like the Facebook iphone app? Can anyone put it together?

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Old Oct 23, 09, 12:07 pm   #2
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I (and many others) would prefer a mobile Flyertalk app that supports multiple mobile platforms, instead of one that only supports Cupertino's platform...
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Old Oct 23, 09, 12:14 pm   #3
 
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What's wrong with the current WAP site?
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Old Oct 23, 09, 1:04 pm   #4
 
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I could do it. For iPhone, BB and WinMo, if there is any interest, and permission granted from the site owners.
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Old Oct 25, 09, 2:02 pm   #5
 
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+1

I currently have FT as a webapp (or shortcut or whatever it's called that starts up safari). If it could be made into a mobile site so everyone can use, that would be great. An even more optimized iPhone version would just be icing on the cake for all the Cupertino users.
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Old Oct 25, 09, 6:41 pm   #6
 
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I could do it. For iPhone, BB and WinMo, if there is any interest, and permission granted from the site owners.
I'm sure many of us would appreciate if you did

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Old Oct 25, 09, 10:19 pm   #7
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it doesn't even need an app, just a good website, vB can make a very nice iphone/webkit app for mobiles, unlike this junk called a mobile site now.

if the admins read this and want an example of a near perfect mobile site PM me and I will reply, it is vB powered as well.
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Old Oct 25, 09, 11:27 pm   #8
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What's wrong with the current WAP site?
It works... but it could be improved...

A greater WAP FT site would be nice (don't need an app)
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Old Oct 26, 09, 3:11 am   #9
 
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I am planning to develop an application which is aimed at people traveling a lot.
So, anything that is needed by them, is something I am willing to investigate.

Let me share some thoughts from both a developer and traveler point of view.

One of the more important aspects is the amount of data used.
I am often using my mobile data connection while roaming, and it does make a difference if I have to load 1Mb or 10Kb to view the same amount of information. Speed is also a factor here.

Usability is another factor.
It's one thing when I use a piece of software at the office or home.
In a crowded airport, having luggage and all kinds of things with me, I need a design that is easy and fast to navigate.

Internet access not being permanent, or easy to access while traveling, it makes sense for me to download/cache whatever interests me, and be able to read it later on, even if I no longer have internet access.

Also, I am not reading all the sections on the FT forums. I would like to simply see and load those that interest me.

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Ok, so now we have interest on this one.

If anyone could point me in the direction of contacting a forum admin, that would be great. I could do something in a way that doesn't involve any effort or changes from their side. Just an agreement would be enough.

I have 10 years experience in the software industry, and 7 years since I run my own software and game development studio.

My current development devices include:
BlackBerry, iPod/iPhone, Windows Mobile.
I can make it happen on these ones.

Let's further debate this subject if there is interest.
Also, I would HIGHLY appreciate if you could tell me what mobile device are you using, to be able to get started on the most popular one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrobert
I am planning to develop an application which is aimed at people traveling a lot.
So, anything that is needed by them, is something I am willing to investigate.

Let me share some thoughts from both a developer and traveler point of view.

One of the more important aspects is the amount of data used.
I am often using my mobile data connection while roaming, and it does make a difference if I have to load 1Mb or 10Kb to view the same amount of information. Speed is also a factor here.

Usability is another factor.
It's one thing when I use a piece of software at the office or home.
In a crowded airport, having luggage and all kinds of things with me, I need a design that is easy and fast to navigate.

Internet access not being permanent, or easy to access while traveling, it makes sense for me to download/cache whatever interests me, and be able to read it later on, even if I no longer have internet access.

Also, I am not reading all the sections on the FT forums. I would like to simply see and load those that interest me.

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Ok, so now we have interest on this one.

If anyone could point me in the direction of contacting a forum admin, that would be great. I could do something in a way that doesn't involve any effort or changes from their side. Just an agreement would be enough.

I have 10 years experience in the software industry, and 7 years since I run my own software and game development studio.

My current development devices include:
BlackBerry, iPod/iPhone, Windows Mobile.
I can make it happen on these ones.

Let's further debate this subject if there is interest.
Also, I would HIGHLY appreciate if you could tell me what mobile device are you using, to be able to get started on the most popular one.
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Old Oct 28, 09, 3:05 pm   #11
 
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One vote for for Android (G1)
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Old Oct 28, 09, 5:34 pm   #12
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If you'll all hold on a little while longer, you'll hear news of a specific iPhone app for FlyerTalk within the next few weeks. It is at Apple for app approval and I have it working on my 3GS. It will be co-branded to begin with but is fairly interesting and i think you'll all enjoy it. As well, not to slight anyone, the app will be available in BB form.
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Old Oct 28, 09, 9:20 pm   #13
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If you'll all hold on a little while longer, you'll hear news of a specific iPhone app for FlyerTalk within the next few weeks. It is at Apple for app approval and I have it working on my 3GS. It will be co-branded to begin with but is fairly interesting and i think you'll all enjoy it. As well, not to slight anyone, the app will be available in BB form.


Thanks Randy
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Old Oct 29, 09, 5:45 pm   #14
 
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Thank you!

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If you'll all hold on a little while longer, you'll hear news of a specific iPhone app for FlyerTalk within the next few weeks. It is at Apple for app approval and I have it working on my 3GS. It will be co-branded to begin with but is fairly interesting and i think you'll all enjoy it. As well, not to slight anyone, the app will be available in BB form.
this is such a great news!!!
looking forward to it and let me know if you need some beta testing :-)

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Old Oct 31, 09, 6:32 pm   #15
 
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Yay! can't wait. This will feed my addiction so I can browse and reply when traveling. It's hard to reply on the iPhone so I usually just limit myself to reading until my thumbs get tired.
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