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I still do not understand. The eb browser on my phone does all that can be done with respect to participating on this site.

Why an app?
 

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I noticed more web sites, even those with the 'mobile' site are now offering 'apps".
I do not know or care what the difference is, but I understand why a person might ask.

So, it seems like the MTF webmaster should look into this.
Perhaps we are missing out on something.
Could there be revenue involved:rolleyes:
 

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I noticed more web sites, even those with the 'mobile' site are now offering 'apps".
I do not know or care what the difference is, but I understand why a person might ask.

So, it seems like the MTF webmaster should look into this.
Perhaps we are missing out on something.
Could there be revenue involved:rolleyes:
i want it so i dont have to search up this website every time i want to post and lets be honest is all of the time
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you just bookmark the site then you do not have to go looking for it.

lmo apps are useless for things like forums, they just hog up space on the device, that are needed for the required things.
 

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I noticed more web sites, even those with the 'mobile' site are now offering 'apps".
I do not know or care what the difference is, but I understand why a person might ask.

So, it seems like the MTF webmaster should look into this.
Perhaps we are missing out on something.
Could there be revenue involved:rolleyes:
Probably cost prohibitive unless you have a lot of customers/viewers. Then, there's the obvious factor that the average age of a model railroader is probably around 50, and how many of us are going to use an app? I'm in IT, and I sure as heck wouldn't. My phone makes calls, sends text messages and lets me find out where the nearest grocery store is. That's about it. :)
 

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A forum app would make it easier for users to access and use the website using a mobile phone or tablet. It is still accessible using a browser on a mobile device, but an app makes it easier to perform forum functions like read, reply, post, add photos and search. The app also ensures that the information on the forum is displayed as intended. Since it is available in a browser it is a bit of a luxury to have an app. Better known apps are Facebook and Google email which can be accessed in a browser or app. DragonByte Technologies Ltd. or whoever the host is might have a standard app format that can be used similar to the way their standard forum software is used to develop this MTF forum.
 

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What he's asking for is an app for a smart phone that allows one to view the site formatted for the smaller screen. I have been thinking the same thing but I just restrict my viewing to when I have access to a larger monitor.

I get emails saying so and so has responded to a thread I'm are on. If I am somewhere where I only have my phone and click the link it's pretty much unreadable to me.

Apps that format a website for the smart phones makes it easier to view, eBay and Amazon are good examples. Not really a stupid question.

I think that this website would not be easy to format for the smaller footprint. The smallest I'll use is my Fire 10, and I generally don't start or respond to a thread on that, it's just a PITA.
 

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I like the full website on my phone just fine. It's a tab on all of my systems that never gets closed.
 

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Tapatalk... my vote is :smilie_daumenneg:

Could never get it to display things properly.

I do most of my viewing / posting on a 10" tablet with Google Chrome. Works just like a PC. In Chrome, it's always one of the suggested sites when I open the browser, so I don't even have to use a bookmark (although I do have one).

On my phone, I just open Chrome and click the icon under suggested sites. The site opens in a mobile version, specially formatted for the smaller screen.

No app is needed.
 
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