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Hey! on Fark.com iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch app

Where do I get the Hey! on Fark.com app?

From iTunes

What devices will the app work on?

The app will work on any Apple device running iOS 9 or later.

What about an app for Android?

This first version of the app is only for Apple devices, but if it's well-received, we'll look at creating an Android version. You can still use our mobile site: http://m.fark.com to browse a mobile-formatted version of Fark on Android devices.

How do I submit directly to Fark from mobile Safari?

In mobile Safari, tap the 'action' button (the square with the up arrow). In the section where you see 'Messages', 'Mail', 'Reminders', etc., scroll all the way to the right and click 'More'. Look for the 'Hey! on Fark.com' app in that list and flip the switch so it's on. From now on, that section will have the 'Fark.com Submit' button in it. Tap that to submit the current URL directly to Fark.

How do I use Fark Stickers in Messages?

Just few quick setup steps and you'll have easy access to sending Fark Stickers or attaching them to any message in your message window. First, tap the '>' arrow to the left of where you type your message. Tap the 'App' icon. Then tap the grid of 4 dots in the bottom-left corner. Tap the '+' button and then 'Manage'. Find 'Fark Sticker Pack' in that list and flip the switch to so it's on. That's it! From this point forward, all you need to do to use Fark Stickers is tap the '>' arrow, then the 'App' icon, then the grid of 4 dots, and then the Fark Sticker Pack. Once you use a few of them, they'll show up in your Recents and be easier to access. If you've never used stickers before, you can tap one to send it stand-alone, or tap-hold to 'peel' it off the page and then you can drag it and attach it to any other message on your screen.

I don't want notifications to wake me up. How do I tell it to shut up?

There's a Snooze button at the bottom of the screen. You can give it a start time and an end time to not disturb you.

I'm traveling. Will my Snooze settings know I'm in a different timezone?

Not automatically. However, as soon as you launch the app once, it will pick up your new timezone and you'll be all set!

It's Daylight Savings Time! Will my Snooze settings know?

Not automatically. However, as soon as you launch the app once, it will pick up the time change and you'll be all set!

I just got notified for a keyword trigger, but those words aren't in the headline!

We often link a story about something, but that 'thing' won't be a word in the headline. To try to bring you the stories most relevant to your interests, we match on words on the headline, as well as tags that have been assigned to the article by our partner - AlchemyAPI. These are the same tags you see on the full site underneath the headline on the comments page.

There was a story on Fark that should have sent me a notification, but didn't. What gives?

We send push notifications to Apple's servers to send to your device. Apple makes a "best effort" attempt at delivering the notification, but they can't guarantee it, especially if you're in an area with bad cell service or your wireless router is having problems. However, it should be rare.

I just got a screen that said "Couldn't load news item. (The request timed out.)". What does that mean?

It means that your device wasn't able to connect to the network to load the notification. This could be because there's a problem with Fark servers, or it could be because your cell or wireless connection is bad. This should be quite rare.

My triggers get synced between my iPhone and iPad. Why don't my Snooze settings and my Sound get synced?

Triggers are related to you - your personal preferences on what you like to know about in general. However, Snooze and Sound are device-specific. You might keep your phone near you when you sleep, and you want it to snooze during that time, but notify you with a ringing, "Duke Sucks," during the day, while wanting your iPad to just chirp a short "Hey!" any time, night or day.

Whose voice is that on the sounds?

That's Drew Curtis. You might have heard of him.

What's on deck for future versions?

Part of it will depend on what you, as users, tell us you'd like. However, we have a few ideas of our own.

  • HD iPad version
  • notifications on TFD links

I have a great idea for the app! What's the best way to tell you about it?

We would love feedback! Please send it to Farkback.

Where do I report a bug?

Please report all bugs using http://www.fark.com/feedback/error

What's this I hear about an Easter Egg?

It's in there, and not terribly difficult to find! Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?


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