BlueNinja

Mobile App?

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I am sure someone has already suggested this and gotten a response, but have the coders of the 17th Shard considered a mobile application on Android or IOS?

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It has been suggested. There is a mobile version of the website. An app would require large amounts of programming with very few benefits. It would allow push notifications, but emails can be sent without an app.

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Fair enough.  I might have time this summer to work up a rudimentary draft of one.  Would the mods be willing to work with me?

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I am not enthusiastic about an app. I discuss why I am not enthusiastic about an app in this post (which links to an earlier post): 

An app is a long term commitment of time and resources that do not seem worthwhile to me. I would really need to be persuaded of the purpose of an app to spend any time on it. 

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On 2/11/2020 at 11:50 PM, Chaos said:

An app is a long term commitment of time and resources that do not seem worthwhile to me. I would really need to be persuaded of the purpose of an app to spend any time on it. 

This is fair enough.  If you ever decide to make one, you have my volunteer aid.

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3 hours ago, BlueNinja said:

This is fair enough.  If you ever decide to make one, you have my volunteer aid.

I would still like to know what actual advantages the app would have? What are the benefits for doing this? This has never been adequately explained to me.

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Personally, it would allow mobile use as I do not keep a web browser on my phone.  Furthermore, it allows for push notifications.  Larger corporations take of direct access to the phone OS to gather info.  For similar services - i.e. Reddit - users will make third-party clients to receive the benefits.  Eventually the companies buyout the third-party clients to standardize user experience, control their brand, and ensure the clients stay updated.  In other words, simply minor conveniences.  From your perspective it makes little sense.  Overall, it is a very high cost endeavor with little payout.

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The issue has been brought up numerous times before and whilst I would LOVE a mobile app, the website does fine just now and there's obviously a lot of restrictions on why an app can't be processed at the moment.

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the only advantage i could see to a moble a is if we somehow managed to combine the 17th shard forms and the discord into one chat stream, but i don't see that as possible. (and even if it was, we could do it for a website easer)

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(Computer scientist here!) An app would be an awesome idea, if and only if it helps the website become more accessible and adds extra features. Honestly, it’s a cool idea but for something like this website it’s not totally needed. Most apps these days are actually just webpages. With IOS and Android using different software for native apps a lot of devs are just making websites and creating an app that links to it. I personally just create a shortcut to the website with my iPhone (see picture). It’s easy to get straight to favourite websites that way.

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