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meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 03:35:55 PM
We have a new version of our official "Hey! on Fark.com" iphone app on the App store!

The main new features:

* You can now register for alerts for Comment notifications (when someone replies to you or mentions you (your username in bold) in a comment), and for Fark Parties within a certain radius.

* There's a whole new 'Notifications' tab that shows you all the notifications you've received.  It's like your own personalized view of Fark, showing the stories you've told us you're interested in.

We've included lots of other little features that you've asked for, including going directly to Fark.com on site launch (unless you have unread notifications, in which case we take you directly to the notifications page), new "Drew sounds", completely rotatable, zoomable (which was added previously, I'm just not sure how many people noticed), and lots of other minor tweaks to make things easier to use.

Just to answer some of the questions that I know will come up...
* No, we still don't have an Android app.  Yes, it is coming.  Yes, I know I've promised that before, and at this point you're probably thinking "when hell freezes over", but I swear to you it's coming.  We haven't forgotten about you!
* No, we still don't have an iPad app.  It's also on its way.  However, since the notifications are the best part of the iPhone app, it really isn't as useful on something that's not a phone.  The website still works great on an iPad.
* Yes, there is more to the app than what's on the mobile site!  The ability to get notified on Fark stories that interest you, and with this version, having your own personalized view of Fark, is something you can't get on m.fark.com.

And now, for an insight into Farkers brains, here are the top 15 keywords that app users have set up as triggers:
Doctor Who
apple
Florida
sex
UFO
cat
iPhone
gay
Texas
Obama
Canada
Star Wars
North Korea
beer
science

Now I'm thinking we need a story contest... make up a fake news article that would hit all of those.  Or hell, there's probably a real one out there somewhere.
 
2013-11-22 03:37:38 PM
Let me know when you have an app that works for android.  Please.
 
2013-11-22 03:37:38 PM
Uh, where's the android one?
 
2013-11-22 03:38:35 PM

meg: And now, for an insight into Farkers brains, here are the top 15 keywords that app users have set up as triggers:
Doctor Who
apple
Florida
sex

UFO
cat 

'sex' lower than 'dr who'?
sounds about right
shocked 'cat' is so low
 
2013-11-22 03:38:53 PM
Alert me when "skybreakers cock" makes that list.
 
2013-11-22 03:39:58 PM
Does it come in Windows Phone?
 
2013-11-22 03:40:47 PM
Mobile picture uploads?
 
2013-11-22 03:41:27 PM
Give me a one button post picture from phone so I can wow the world with Friday airport bar. Theeads
 
2013-11-22 03:41:44 PM

libranoelrose: Mobile picture uploads?


If you paste it with the img tag it works.  The bbcode option.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 03:42:16 PM

libranoelrose: Mobile picture uploads?


Not yet - but it's on the list for future updates
 
2013-11-22 03:43:08 PM
But I still can't submit headlines from it, right?
 
2013-11-22 03:44:12 PM
WHAR ANDROID, WHAR?

 (I read the post, I just still feel the need to express my outrage)
 
2013-11-22 03:44:14 PM

kwame: But I still can't submit headlines from it, right?


I've had a lot of people ask me this
 
2013-11-22 03:44:24 PM

kwame: But I still can't submit headlines from it, right?


http://m.fark.com/submit/


Just bookmark it.
 
2013-11-22 03:46:07 PM

myschief: Let me know when you have an app that works for android.  Please.


And Windows Phone, ta. I'd have a go at making my own app if I could be arsed.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 03:46:19 PM

kwame: But I still can't submit headlines from it, right?


We're still working on that one.  You can obviously use the full site version of the fark.com/submit page.  We're working on a better mobile-formatted version of it, and a link to it from the app.

What else would you guys like to see?  Unfortunately, there's no way to "hook into" Safari to put any sort of "send to Fark" button when you're normally just web surfing on your phone.
 
2013-11-22 03:46:43 PM

myschief: libranoelrose: Mobile picture uploads?

If you paste it with the img tag it works.  The bbcode option.


How do you do that?
 
2013-11-22 03:46:50 PM

myschief: kwame: But I still can't submit headlines from it, right?

http://m.fark.com/submit/


Just bookmark it.


This works. I've used it.
 
2013-11-22 03:48:37 PM
Does it have that feature where you can see in people's bathrooms? Because that would be cool.
 
2013-11-22 03:48:49 PM

LineNoise: myschief: libranoelrose: Mobile picture uploads?

If you paste it with the img tag it works.  The bbcode option.

How do you do that?


If you have it in photobucket or imgur it is a link option.  You still have to upload it to one of those though.

You just copy the link and then paste it in the comments field and it displays correctly.
 
2013-11-22 03:51:14 PM

myschief: LineNoise: myschief: libranoelrose: Mobile picture uploads?

If you paste it with the img tag it works.  The bbcode option.

How do you do that?

If you have it in photobucket or imgur it is a link option.  You still have to upload it to one of those though.

You just copy the link and then paste it in the comments field and it displays correctly.


Yea I know how to do that, but it just isn't worth the effort to be all "hey, look at the pants this guy decided were in style"
 
2013-11-22 03:55:32 PM

myschief: http://m.fark.com/submit/


Just bookmark it.


LAME
 
2013-11-22 03:56:33 PM

Unfreakable: I've had a lot of people ask me this


Just make a headline submission app.  That's all it does.

...i mean.  i won't abuse it or anything.

:/
 
2013-11-22 03:57:53 PM

meg: What else would you guys like to see?


If I get a notification and choose from there to read the story first, I can't jump from the story straight to the comments.  I have to pull the notification back up and select comments.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 04:00:06 PM

kwame: Unfreakable: I've had a lot of people ask me this

Just make a headline submission app.  That's all it does.

...i mean.  i won't abuse it or anything.

:/


Hah... suuuuuure you won't :-).  BUT, how much interest would there be in a "Fark Browser" app?  Pro: You could submit headlines directly from your phone.  Con: You'd have to use the "Fark Browser" app to surf the web, and not Safari.  Not saying it's gonna happen.... just checking interest level for now.
 
2013-11-22 04:01:54 PM

kwame: Just make a headline submission app.  That's all it does.

...i mean.  i won't abuse it or anything.

:/


Ha! :-)
 
2013-11-22 04:02:35 PM

meg: What else would you guys like to see?


Do you mean for the app or the mobile site?

I'd like if the Recent tab on the myFark page could be rendered for a mobile device.

And what would be REALLY awesome on the mobile site is this thing in the red box.

img.fark.net

/ android
 
2013-11-22 04:04:43 PM

meg: Hah... suuuuuure you won't :-). BUT, how much interest would there be in a "Fark Browser" app? Pro: You could submit headlines directly from your phone. Con: You'd have to use the "Fark Browser" app to surf the web, and not Safari. Not saying it's gonna happen.... just checking interest level for now.


I don't submit a lot of news stories.  Usually just something that I see locally that everyone might find amusing.  If bookmarking the submit page works, then Safari is fine for that and a browser app feels like a waste of your resources.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 04:04:55 PM

rocketpants: meg: What else would you guys like to see?

Do you mean for the app or the mobile site?

I'd like if the Recent tab on the myFark page could be rendered for a mobile device.

And what would be REALLY awesome on the mobile site is this thing in the red box.

[img.fark.net image 464x32]

/ android


Great suggestions.  This is the type of stuff we're looking to hear from you.  We've got someone working on a mobile design for the public and recent myFark pages (tho probably not the more complicated preferences/notifications/edit pages for now).  We'll take a look at the "# of new comments" indicator.  The challenge with mobile is always to make it really useful... without adding any additional clutter
 
2013-11-22 04:05:19 PM
Looks cool.
too bad I don't have a cell phone.
For the love of god, don't change anything.
 
2013-11-22 04:06:20 PM
can we get a button to quickly call someone a 'c*nt'?
that's all i need
 
2013-11-22 04:06:28 PM

meg: rocketpants: meg: What else would you guys like to see?

Do you mean for the app or the mobile site?

I'd like if the Recent tab on the myFark page could be rendered for a mobile device.

And what would be REALLY awesome on the mobile site is this thing in the red box.

[img.fark.net image 464x32]

/ android

Great suggestions.  This is the type of stuff we're looking to hear from you.  We've got someone working on a mobile design for the public and recent myFark pages (tho probably not the more complicated preferences/notifications/edit pages for now).  We'll take a look at the "# of new comments" indicator.  The challenge with mobile is always to make it really useful... without adding any additional clutter


That and the ability to edit quotes are #1 and #2 for mobile.
 
2013-11-22 04:07:06 PM
Will have to check out the new version as I've been using the kineso version, it's pretty cool
 
2013-11-22 04:07:30 PM
meg:

And now, for an insight into Farkers brains, here are the top 15 keywords that app users have set up as triggers:
Doctor Who
apple
Florida
sex
UFO
cat
iPhone
gay
Texas

Obama
Canada
Star Wars
North Korea
beer
science

Now I'm thinking we need a story contest... make up a fake news article that would hit all of those. ...



Well moo moo buckaroo.
 
2013-11-22 04:07:36 PM

meg: What else would you guys like to see?


I don't know if it's been mentioned before...

ANDROID VERSION, PLEASE.

The current one sucks. Hard.
 
2013-11-22 04:08:24 PM
You guys need to fix the BIE app.  I haven't gotten a single hit in months.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 04:09:01 PM

myschief: meg: rocketpants: meg: What else would you guys like to see?

That and the ability to edit quotes are #1 and #2 for mobile.


Editing quotes has been on the list forever, and we've gone through a few iterations of it.  The problem is, if you plop all the quoting HTML in the textbox like we used to do on the fullsite (since we don't have a modern formatting tool for mobile yet), it's a stupid ugly amount of text and hard to even scroll to where you want to type your own comment.

Is the main problem that you can't clip the quote (like I just did above)?  Or do you really need to be able to change it?
 
2013-11-22 04:09:15 PM
I like the notifications. I also like the pages fit now.

I don't like if you multitask it start over.

4/5

Good jorb
 
meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 04:10:58 PM
gambitsgirl:

I don't like if you multitask it start over.

What do you mean by that?  I don't understand.
 
2013-11-22 04:11:55 PM

meg: myschief: meg: rocketpants: meg: What else would you guys like to see?

That and the ability to edit quotes are #1 and #2 for mobile.

Editing quotes has been on the list forever, and we've gone through a few iterations of it.  The problem is, if you plop all the quoting HTML in the textbox like we used to do on the fullsite (since we don't have a modern formatting tool for mobile yet), it's a stupid ugly amount of text and hard to even scroll to where you want to type your own comment.

Is the main problem that you can't clip the quote (like I just did above)?  Or do you really need to be able to change it?


Just clip.  I hate quoting people from mobile because it becomes a wall of text.  I would love to be able to clip it down to the relevant portion.
 
2013-11-22 04:13:00 PM

meg: gambitsgirl:

I don't like if you multitask it start over.

What do you mean by that?  I don't understand.


If I'm in total fark and then go to Facebook or Mail, when I toggle back to fark it automatically "starts over" or reloads to the main page. It just started that. It's less annoying than the loading problem was in the last version but is still a biatch if I want to wander through all the headlines or I had a thread open.
 
2013-11-22 04:13:18 PM
Blackberry?
 
meg [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 04:13:34 PM

myschief: meg: myschief: meg: rocketpants: meg: What else would you guys like to see?

That and the ability to edit quotes are #1 and #2 for mobile.

Editing quotes has been on the list forever, and we've gone through a few iterations of it.  The problem is, if you plop all the quoting HTML in the textbox like we used to do on the fullsite (since we don't have a modern formatting tool for mobile yet), it's a stupid ugly amount of text and hard to even scroll to where you want to type your own comment.

Is the main problem that you can't clip the quote (like I just did above)?  Or do you really need to be able to change it?

Just clip.  I hate quoting people from mobile because it becomes a wall of text.  I would love to be able to clip it down to the relevant portion.


Gotcha.  That'd probably be easier than trying to make the entire thing editable.
 
2013-11-22 04:13:39 PM
Does this mean mobile commenting works again without having to use Raw HTML?  Or is it going to continue the fine tradition of sucking more cock than the Kardashians hopped up on E?
 
2013-11-22 04:14:04 PM

myschief: meg: Is the main problem that you can't clip the quote (like I just did above)?  Or do you really need to be able to change it?

Just clip.  I hate quoting people from mobile because it becomes a wall of text.  I would love to be able to clip it down to the relevant portion.



I second that emotion.
 
2013-11-22 04:14:19 PM
Well, the last one sucked so much I just started browsing in Safari. Will give this one a shot I guess.
 
2013-11-22 04:14:24 PM
The Fark app I have on my iPhone crashes each time I try to log in. So I don't use it.
 
2013-11-22 04:15:14 PM

unremarkable asterisk: can we get a button to quickly call someone a 'c*nt'?
that's all i need


I get 72 hour bans for calling conservatives lying out their ass "Potato-Americans".

I am not sure you wanna go that route.
 
2013-11-22 04:15:38 PM
TRS 80?
 
2013-11-22 04:16:00 PM

zenferret: meg: What else would you guys like to see?

I don't know if it's been mentioned before...

ANDROID VERSION, PLEASE.

The current one sucks. Hard.


No.
 
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