ecmoRandomNumbers: I wish the Android one had more functionality, but it's pretty good for a mobile app, as apps go.
meg: Well, it took long us long enough, but we finally did it. We updated our app with both rotation support and support for the taller iPhone 5 screen. Rotation support has been our most-requested feature on the app, so now you can read your favorite Fark comments in landscape mode. For those of you new to the game, the official "Hey! on Fark.com" app means you don't have to be constantly refreshing Fark to catch the stories that interest you (although there's nothing wrong with that!). With the iPhone app, you can set up which stories interest you (stories with the "Cool" tag, stories from ESPN, stories about NASA or space exploration, etc) and your phone will let you know when one of those stories is posted to Fark. We also incorporate our mobile site directly within the app, so you don't have to leave the app and go to Safari to read the article/comments. Sure, you could just read Fark on mobile Safari, but then you wouldn't get notified of stories that interest you! (By the way, that's why the app requires a login... to store your preferences for what stories you want to be notified about.) What this app is not:* iPad compatible. This started out as an iPhone-only app mainly because that's the device most people carry around with them. We'll be working on an iPad version soon.* Android. We haven't forgotten about the Android folks. But we've had a devil of a time finding an Android developer to port our app to that platform. If you are one (or know of one) and would be interested in interviewing for the gig, let us know.
Unfreakable: ecmoRandomNumbers: I wish the Android one had more functionality, but it's pretty good for a mobile app, as apps go.The Android app is a third-party app, not done by us.
bulldg4life: I like Mobile Fark in Safari. The site isn't half bad.Two things though:A) Can you make the user profile sections mobile friendly? It goes back to the full site version and is darn near impossible to use without lots of zooming/scrolling2) Can you change the comment thread links to display new comments since last visited? The big purple-ish blue button is lame-od) Will the mobile version ever get access to smart/funny or voting buttons?
make me some tea: I think Android has more market share than iOS at this point, but thanks for the update.
Popcorn Johnny: Not sure why people use apps instead of the mobile version of sites. A few tweaks and the mobile site will be perfect.The place to start would be making it so it jumped to the first new comment when reloading a thread.
Bullseyed: I guess there isn't much demand for an Android app because Android phones just work and don't need third party software for basic functionality.
drjekel_mrhyde: What's wrong with using the mobile site?
JackieRabbit: make me some tea: I think Android has more market share than iOS at this point, but thanks for the update.The Android OS does, but only because it is offered on so many different devices and iOS is available only on Apple products. Apple currently enjoys 23% of the overall smartphone market share, the largest share of any individual device producer. All Android devices add up to 59%. That's not shabby. But unfortunately for Google, they are losing market share to Apple at a steady pace, because iOS and OSX are so tightly integrated and can use Apple's and other providers clouds seamlessly./both are very good OSs...
Elzar: So is this app any better than the other Fark IOS app whose name must not be mentioned? Because that one has been kicking ass for the 3+ years I have been using it. I'd love to switch to the official app, but had installer's remorse lasst time.
meg: Yup, we'll be working on small improvements to the mobile site.
special20: One thing I hope you can add to the "official" version, that would have a lot of value to me at least, is if you make your app content scalable (two finger stretch to zoom the display).
The Voice of Doom: megbased on our Google AnalyticsThere are still people who don't block Google Analytics?/well, mostly iphone users apparentlyBullseyedI guess there isn't much demand for an Android app because Android phones just work and don't need third party software for basic functionality.While somewhat trolltastic, I've been wondering about that myself as someone who doesn't have an Android/iDevice:if you have a website and there's a mobile version, what does one need a special app for?
TheTrashcanMan: haha iPhone gets the app first./we win//fark you android users///you jelly
meg: drjekel_mrhyde: What's wrong with using the mobile site?See my reply to Popcorn Johnny above. We actually have no idea either why people would use an app for just viewing/reading the site instead of using the mobile site on Safari. That's why we made an app that goes above and beyond that by doing something the mobile site can't - notifying you of stories that fit your interests.
meg: special20: One thing I hope you can add to the "official" version, that would have a lot of value to me at least, is if you make your app content scalable (two finger stretch to zoom the display).Good suggestion. We'll take a look at this.
jbc: I reply far less often to people on my iPod because I don't want to add extraneous garbage.
jbc: meg: Yup, we'll be working on small improvements to the mobile site.Can you fix the mobile site to allow someone to quote only part of a post? I reply far less often to people on my iPod because I don't want to add extraneous garbage.
drjekel_mrhyde: jbc: I reply far less often to people on my iPod because I don't want to add extraneous garbage.like that?
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