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Hey everybody, over the weekend it just got approved so this is our official announcement that we just released our first ever mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The new "Hey! on Fark.com" app will send notifications to your device based on triggers that you set up. By default, you receive notifications on every Newsflash story, but you can set up triggers for different pages (Main, Geek), topics (Florida, Spiffy), or sources (CNN, ESPN, Discover). Best of all, though, is that you can set up custom triggers for specific keywords or phrases, like your favorite team's name, or the last name of a player you follow. You can get every headline that includes NASA or mugshot roundup or Doctor Who.

For those of you on Android phones, we haven't forgotten you. We'll be working on an Android version soon. We figured that it would be easier to make one app and work out the bugs rather than trying to do both apps for different platforms simultaneously. We had more experience with Apple and their process, so that was our starting point.

Many of you already use our mobile website http://m.fark.com. We're very proud of our mobile website, and we'll continue making improvements to it. It's incorporated into the app so that you don't have to leave the app to browse mobile Fark. This just gives you a way to make it a lot more customizable.

A lot of other questions are answered in the Hey App FArQ, but if you have other questions, or suggestions that you want to send directly to us, you can use the Farkback topic for Feedback on Hey! on Fark.com Mobile App. For bug/error reports, please use the Report a bug or error message topic.

It's free to download, check it out here: Hey! on Fark.com app
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2012-06-11 05:10:24 PM
Is it in Flash?
 
2012-06-11 05:10:35 PM

VivianVivisect: I'm using it right now! What did you guys use for keywords? I'm not that forward thinking...

My guess is "boobs, shoes, fashion, lakers, LA" after that I kinda go blank


Zimmerman
 
2012-06-11 05:13:10 PM
Cool. Posting this from my iPhone!

I like how all the sounds are in Drew's voice... "duke sucks"
 
2012-06-11 05:13:24 PM

rfronk: But, I'm on Android...


Me too! :-(
 
2012-06-11 05:14:08 PM

bighairyguy: What's the password to get to the UltraFark section?


cat
 
2012-06-11 05:14:10 PM

VivianVivisect: I'm using it right now! What did you guys use for keywords? I'm not that forward thinking...

My guess is "boobs, shoes, fashion, lakers, LA" after that I kinda go blank


I had a whole bunch during testing, but I've got the Florida, Newsflash and News tags. Need to add in some keyword triggers, but I'm on Fark so much that I generally see most threads live.
 
2012-06-11 05:14:49 PM
Nice ! I only want to be notified of posts relating to Lacey Chabert's Cleavage and Bacon. How do I set that up ?
 
2012-06-11 05:15:11 PM

9beers:

Zimmerman



I LoL'd
 
2012-06-11 05:17:08 PM

Unfreakable: I'll fight to keep that out. I hate that ABC won't let me read any of their articles without installing the app.


i don't mobile but this is the bane of my existence. "social readers" are a scam foisted on us by greedy companies trying to monetize what should be a god given right to free web use.

yes i have totalfark, why do you ask?
 
2012-06-11 05:18:20 PM
Is there a way to set up a keyword watch only in one section of the site? Like "Doctor Who" but only in Geek or Entertainment?
 
2012-06-11 05:20:42 PM

9beers: I'm happy using the mobile site and don't really like apps. That said, I'd like to see a few improvements to the mobile site if possible.

1. Allow highlighting of my name in comments.



put yourself on your favorites list & pick a color. I do that just so I can find my comments easier when people misquote me. :)
 
2012-06-11 05:21:23 PM
Anyone else getting the javascript alert ads on Android's web browser?
 
2012-06-11 05:23:35 PM

Barnacles!: angrymacface: Is it wrong that I kinda wish the "Heeeeeey" notification were a bit more fabulous?

hahaha that would be great. Maybe Drew doing his best Takai "Oh Myyyyyy!" or an extra fabulous "sayyy fellasss!" :P


I vote for this.
 
2012-06-11 05:23:56 PM
The AWs will love this. When they're blowing some big greasy truck driver at the local truck stop for $5, they can get instant notification of some basement dweller white-knighting them in a "buy me stuff from my wish list" thread.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2012-06-11 05:25:26 PM

moothemagiccow: Anyone else getting the javascript alert ads on Android's web browser?


If you're getting anything like that, please send any information you have to the Report a bad banner ad option in Farkback. Those are most definitely NOT allowed on Fark or Fark Mobile. If you can send screenshots and click-thru URLs, that helps us a lot.

thanks!
 
2012-06-11 05:26:17 PM
What's Drews cut of the data plans this thing eats up?

I'm kidding.........
 
2012-06-11 05:28:27 PM

Unfreakable: Anumati: I like the mobile site. I hope you don't do that horrible thing where every time I visit the mobile site, I get pushed to install the app. Because honestly, it sounds great for people who care about stuff, but I like to just scroll through the headlines.

I'll fight to keep that out. I hate that ABC won't let me read any of their articles without installing the app.


I was on ABC the other day through a fark link. ABC threw up a download the mobile app banner but it does let you decline and move on to the website. Using android...
 
2012-06-11 05:39:05 PM
What criteria does it use to notify TFers? When the article is greenlit, or when it goes live to liters?
 
2012-06-11 05:40:20 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Unfreakable: Anumati: I like the mobile site. I hope you don't do that horrible thing where every time I visit the mobile site, I get pushed to install the app. Because honestly, it sounds great for people who care about stuff, but I like to just scroll through the headlines.

I'll fight to keep that out. I hate that ABC won't let me read any of their articles without installing the app.

I was on ABC the other day through a fark link. ABC threw up a download the mobile app banner but it does let you decline and move on to the website. Using android...


Apple is introducing some new standardized way of doing those in ios6. No idea how obtrusive it is, but I can't imagine it's as bad as an alert dialog.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2012-06-11 05:40:42 PM

serial_crusher: What criteria does it use to notify TFers? When the article is greenlit, or when it goes live to liters?


Currently it's when the article goes live to liters. We'll be looking at earlier notifications for TFers in the next version.
 
2012-06-11 05:41:30 PM
meg:
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So we're stuck with the Smart/Funny buttons whether we want them or not?
 
2012-06-11 05:43:52 PM
I'm going to say "Hey! Fark ap" the same way I say "OK! magazine."

The Soup has ruined me forever.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2012-06-11 05:44:21 PM

Boatmech: meg:
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So we're stuck with the Smart/Funny buttons whether we want them or not?


Yep, sorry. We can't allow everything on the site to be customizable or we end up with almost infinite possibilities and a maintenance nightmare, so we have to pick and choose, and unfortunately, this is one of those we aren't going to make into a preference.
 
2012-06-11 05:49:24 PM
Does this mean I will have to wear pants?
 
meg [TotalFark]
2012-06-11 05:49:35 PM
Also - for those of you still in this thread (and have downloaded the app), have you found the easter egg yet? Hint: It's in Sources, and not that hard to find. Once you find it, go back and check out your current triggers page. It's not chess, but it's still fun.
 
2012-06-11 05:57:16 PM

meg: Boatmech: meg:
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So we're stuck with the Smart/Funny buttons whether we want them or not?

Yep, sorry. We can't allow everything on the site to be customizable or we end up with almost infinite possibilities and a maintenance nightmare, so we have to pick and choose, and unfortunately, this is one of those we aren't going to make into a preference.

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(Didn't mean to shout, well bold that - sorry)
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Understood. They're not showing on this thread - I'm guessing voting is not enabled.

/how about getting rid of them altogether?
//yeah, yeah, I know - it'll never happen.
 
2012-06-11 05:57:23 PM

meg: Also - for those of you still in this thread (and have downloaded the app), have you found the easter egg yet? Hint: It's in Sources, and not that hard to find. Once you find it, go back and check out your current triggers page. It's not chess, but it's still fun.


Sources?
 
meg [TotalFark]
2012-06-11 05:58:50 PM

RexTalionis:

Sources?


Add a Trigger->Sources
 
2012-06-11 05:59:05 PM

meg: Yep, sorry. We can't allow everything on the site to be customizable or we end up with almost infinite possibilities and a maintenance nightmare, so we have to pick and choose, and unfortunately, this is one of those we aren't going to make into a preference.



My advice to you? You'll get over it.

/this is fark history; the first time a filthy stinking pigfark liter gets to drop the Tao Of Jeff on an Admin. Write this day down, folks.
 
2012-06-11 06:00:40 PM

meg: RexTalionis:

Sources?

Add a Trigger->Sources


Yeah, I found it. Thanks.
 
2012-06-11 06:02:11 PM
Goodbye, productivity!
 
2012-06-11 06:02:18 PM
Hey, I can finally post! My acct is un-Borked!

//still a lurker
 
2012-06-11 06:03:03 PM

meg: Also - for those of you still in this thread (and have downloaded the app), have you found the easter egg yet? Hint: It's in Sources, and not that hard to find. Once you find it, go back and check out your current triggers page. It's not chess, but it's still fun.


Is it as fun as that time you entered the Konami code at the main page for Scott Pilgrim?

/would try it later if thats the case.
 
2012-06-11 06:12:23 PM

rickythepenguin: meg: Yep, sorry. We can't allow everything on the site to be customizable or we end up with almost infinite possibilities and a maintenance nightmare, so we have to pick and choose, and unfortunately, this is one of those we aren't going to make into a preference.


My advice to you? You'll get over it.

/this is fark history; the first time a filthy stinking pigfark liter gets to drop the Tao Of Jeff on an Admin. Write this day down, folks.


WTFark are you refering to?
 
2012-06-11 06:16:53 PM
Meh.
 
2012-06-11 06:18:28 PM
By no means do I need notifications, but I would very very much like the Android version to include an interface with the SHARE mechanism. That would make submitting links way easier.
 
2012-06-11 06:19:14 PM

Boatmech: WTFark are you refering to?



seeing you are relatively new......

perhaps in 2007, 2006, whatever, Fark did a huge redesign of the site. well. truth be told they didn't change it a lot but it was a change. A lot of people were upset that no one told us this was in the works. no notice, just one dya you crack the site open, it looks different.

there was a blog thread not unlike this one with every range of post you can imagine: "love it!", "hate it!", "why didn't you tell us?", "it's your site, do what you want", you name it.

jeff, at the time one of the few mods or whatever that regularly intereacted with us, basically got sick of the BS and posted "you'll get over it". which, while true, was like throwing gasoline on a dumpster fire. hoo boy did that piss people off.

it ends up with Jeff getting his modship/admin-ship rescinded. and he basically quit as I understand and Drew eventually apologized to us. so now, whenever something changes on TF there's always a comedian or two that pipes up with YGOI which is what I call the Tao Of Jeff.
 
2012-06-11 06:19:44 PM
I'm sure everyone will be relieved to know that the app appears to work just dandy on IOS6.
 
2012-06-11 06:23:01 PM

rickythepenguin: there was a blog thread not unlike this one with every range of post you can imagine: "love it!", "hate it!", "why didn't you tell us?", "it's your site, do what you want", you name it.



also, at the time, my TF was just about to end. i didn't like the redesign as for some reason, it hurt my eyes. something about the white. don't know. all i know is there were a lot of people saying the same thing: "after about 10 minutes, my eyes hurt, WTF did you do to the screen?" Mike or someone afterwards insisted they dind't change the color palette and we were all imagining things. he could be right, but there dozens of us compaling about the same thing. *shrug*

so anyways, i said, "welp, my TF is ending, i'm gonna let it lapse, let them figure out how to fix this, then i'll come back whenever i come back."

days / weeks go by, i get sponsored, i start posting in TFD. some jackfark starts in with "LOL nice willpower hypocrite! lol! you said you quit TF! What a dumbass LOL you knew you'd never leave LOLEST LOLLLLLLL!"

And i'm like, no, i never promised anytyhing about leaving. cockmouth.

/although some did in fact leave for ever. lotta folks that left in the Great Redesign Of Aught Seven (Or Eitht), lots of those folks are gone, no mo fo sho.
 
2012-06-11 06:27:34 PM

xynix: What about my blackberry? Can't leave blackberry.. it clicks .. clicky click. Touchscreens suck.


I don't know why, but "clicky click" made me laugh for a solid 10 minutes.
 
2012-06-11 06:28:40 PM
I can't help but chuckle at the fact that you're using the iCant platform as a shakedown cruise, and then bringing a better-developed app to Android.

It's as if iOS folks are just beta testers, while we Android folks get the good stuff after the kids have monkeyed around with it...
 
2012-06-11 06:30:48 PM
They did make it a brighter white, but toned it down after people complained.

They got over it.
 
2012-06-11 06:31:35 PM

TemperedEdge: I can't help but chuckle at the fact that you're using the iCant platform as a shakedown cruise, and then bringing a better-developed app to Android.

It's as if iOS folks are just beta testers, while we Android folks get the good stuff after the kids have monkeyed around with it...


What's with the us vs. them mentality when it comes to phone OSes? It's largely the same shiat.

/Got iOS, Android and webOS devices and uses them all.
 
2012-06-11 06:31:51 PM
Apps? LOL

Dude, Jobs is dead, man.
 
2012-06-11 06:33:53 PM

labman: They did make it a brighter white, but toned it down after people complained.



huh. whomever it was, i think Mike but not certain, insisted they didn't do anything. who knows. I'm pretty sure it was him because i think he was the one that hosted the semi-regular "ask a Mod" threads and after the redesign, that was a frequent question. he or whomever it was said they didn't do anything and imagined it.

but yeah, it hurt your eyes after a while. even farking aroundw ith your contrast didn't fix it.

IT WAS UNFIXABLE, MAN! GAME OVER! GAME OVER, MAN1
 
2012-06-11 06:40:28 PM
Yay! I'm always looking for new ways to Fark.
 
2012-06-11 06:43:55 PM
It's free to download, check it out here: Hey! on Fark.com app

I would...
images.popmatters.com
prefer not to.
 
2012-06-11 06:53:06 PM
I guess Fark finally decided that this whole IPhone thing is going to hang around for a while
 
2012-06-11 06:55:51 PM

rickythepenguin: Boatmech: WTFark are you referring to?


seeing you are relatively new......

Seeing as you're an idiot I'll use small words....

1.bp.blogspot.com
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I was here during that and am familiar with the details. Your comment made no sense but after glancing at that WOT which you managed to spread over 2 separate posts I don't find that surprising.

 
2012-06-11 07:10:32 PM
Well, if the app icon is any indication of its design sensibilities, I'm initially skeptical. You guys make that in MS paint?

Also. "Hey?" really?
 
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