Friday 24 May 2013 14:59 UTC
To discuss anything which relates to the FLYER Airportal or the magazine
There are quite a few apps which allow convenient browsing of forums on an iPhone/iPad, but which require a plug-in installed in phpbb.
Would you be willing, in principle, to install the server plug-in? if so, I am willing to undertake a review of which of the readers works best.
I have tried the mobile version of the forum, but it does not really help with reading (though it does help keep data volumes lower.)
Not sent from my iPad.
I asked the same question a while ago
I mentioned that particular app because a few other forums I visit support it. There are alternatives to tapatalk but it seems to be the most widely supported.
Ian did reply saying he'd look into it but that was the last I heard.
The other alternative would be a true mobile skin for the existing forum. The existing 'mobile' version is handy but you still have to zoom right in to be able to click the tiny 'view next unread post' buttons.
Forum Runner is highly regarded as well. I've got a couple of these apps installed now.
You end up with an actual 'Flyer' app on your device including push notifications for subscribed threads and so on. It's free for the site operator to install, and the app itself is free for a read only version. It's £0.99 for read/write access.
If Ian or Liam are reading this thread, take a look here.
If you want to see it in action, visit AVForums from an iPhone or iPad, then tap OK on the pop-up.
It's very slick.
Last edited by stevelup on Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Some years ago I was told by one of the mods here (2D) that the server was also running a Usenet server, enabling the site to be accessed with a traditional Usenet client.
That is by far the most efficient way to read a forum.
Has this disappeared? I assume it has since Usenet is not very much used these days.
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