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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Phases, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Rob

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    Actually, if you folks PROMISE to uninstall tomorrow and then re-install from the market tomorrow, I'll just direct link the APK below. I trust you will because (1) you want app updates and there WILL be updates soon, and (2) You're awesome and you are so nice lol:

    So here you go. This will be removed tomorrow and I'll post again when it's officially launched on the market. For the next 12 or so hours, consider yourself VIP hehe:
    http://phandroid.com/dump/android-market-publish-fail-lol.apk

    Enjoy. And again, apologies.

    Edit: See notes, next reply down.
     

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  2. Phases

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    Please bear in mind this is a beta build. Also.. the UI will get a makeover in the future. This will be an update to the existing "Phandroid News" application.

    Rob will make an official announcement in the coming days on Phandroid.com, but for now here are a couple notes from myself:

    - There are two widgets included. On the news widget you can tap the article icon to cycle through articles. Tap article name to read it.

    - You can adjust the updating interval of the widgets in the preferences.

    - You can star news articles and then use the built in filter to view them later.

    - When in the forum portion of the application, press your menu key and log in. You will then be notified of private messages, be able to view your subscribed threads, and have access to other forums you may have rights too, etc. You can turn off PM notifications in the preferences.

    - When in the IRC Chat room you will be notified of conversation in your notification bar as well. Please be polite. I do not want to have to turn it into a moderated chat environment. We will if we need to, though, and that will be much less fun.

    Again, stay tuned for Rob's official announcement. And remember, when this goes on the Market tomorrow you must uninstall THIS version and install THAT version to recieve future updates and properly show your love. <3

    Hope you enjoy!
     
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  3. Eris Ed

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! Thanks Rob :)
     
  4. xepicxacidx

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    Good stuff thanks
     
  5. kekinash

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    Thanks. I promise to be a good kid and uninstall it tomorrow. I promise not to use the superpowers this application gives me to bad things. :)
    . ..
    Muaaaahahah now the world is mine!
     
  6. saps

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    Thanks Rob, I do hope tomorrows version is not as laggy as what Im experiencing now though :(
     
  7. IOWA

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    If you install from market tomarrow it *should* replace this version just a quick FYI everyone.
     
  8. ToastPwnz

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    Sweet, I'll install it in a little bit and hopefully not run into any major bugs.
    Thanks for the "early" release. :p
     
  9. gmarkj

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    Must say this is really sweet...makes the forum much easier to use, but would be interested to see if there is a difference in data usage between this and just loading the website...
     
  10. Phases

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    Aside from the initial pull on the "News" portion it doesn't lag for me..

    Data usage should be much smaller, I would imagine. But I don't know any of those numbers. I will ask Rob.

    But, minimal images, none of the ads, none of the navbar stuff, background images, etc, I would assume it of course would take less of a toll on data usage.
     
  11. IOWA

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    No lag for me at all - Evo & Epic
     
  12. Eris Ed

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    No lag, forums working great on HTC Desire :)
     
  13. Phases

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    I wish I could express what all went into what we have so far. For real. All that went into it for me was a little headache and buncha' frustrating Rob during the process (urging it along, demanding it make deadlines, etc). What went into it for HIM is far more painful to even think about.

    This would be a lot easier if one of us would get into gear and learn some java.

    :p

    Seriously though. We have some nice plans for updates in the future, and really do hope it's a good start toward a fair forum browsing solution. :)
     
  14. nchargreed

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    wuha!...me likey! Thanks
     
  15. trav2001

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    The direct link apk is working fine on my MT3GS. No lagg...will wait for official app from the market.
     
  16. Old Member

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    Thanks! Using it now.
     
  17. dan330

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    Thanks Phases.. that was cool you gave us the app before release.

    I promise to reinstall from market...

    but I can not even get the link to load right.. it takes me to a link.. with nothing but trash characters. guess I will wait till it hits the market.
     
  18. tschecter

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    happened here too. save link as, instead of just clicking- that works. it is trying to read as a text file instead of a apk, cause your cmputer doesn't know what apk is.
     
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  19. trav2001

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    Just testing a post from app...
     
  20. NightAngel79

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    Happens to me as well, if you navigate here on phone it will download fine
     
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  21. ToastPwnz

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    Running fine, no lag so far on my Eris.
    Suggestion; maybe a customizable "signature" type thing like the XDA app sometime in the future?
     
  22. Old Member

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    If you use Firefox then download the "mobile barcode" add on. It will put a small square in the bottom right of your webpage and when you hover over it it gives you a barcode that can be used to go to that page. VERY helpful.
     
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  23. Ricochet1027

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    Very slick app. Can't wait for the public app to launch.
     
  24. dan330

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    thanks guys
     
  25. Carimerr

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    Works great guys, thanks! UI improvements would be greatly appreciated however.
     

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