App to read this forum is now in the store!

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  1. wilbur4321

    wilbur4321 New Member

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    Folks,

    I have made an app to read this forum, and it is now in the store: SurfaceForums.net app for Windows in the Windows Store

    Please try it, use it, and let me know your feedback. It is most of the way to be a generic tapatalk forum reader, so your input will be very valuable in shaping that, which I hope to have released in the next one or two months.

    Thanks!
    --randy
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice App...

    What I really like is being able to use return and have multi-line posts :)

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    Using it now I like it very much. Hate trying to type in web forums.

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    I just installed it but I only get the Splash Screen!!!

    Can't seem to get it to do anything.
     
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    OK, it worked after re-booting. Sorry bout that.



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    cool, thank you. going to try it out now.

    works great except "by category" tapping on anything doesn't do anything. "by name" works fine though

    never mind. I have to tap on the + exactly, then it works. May want to change that action and open tree with tapping on line rather than hitting on the + symbol.
     
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    Looks great- I can't see where to make the search feature to work (charm search brings up no result). Also, posting without quoting would be a good option

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    Needs a like Button.

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    could also use a dislike button.
     
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    Interesting. I will see if I can figure out why this happened, it definitely should not have.

    Thanks!
    --randy

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    I really struggled with this one. For some forums and categories, this would be easy. However, many forums have categories that both have their own topics and have sub-categories. The sister-site of this one, XoomForums, has a few such. I was concerned that if I expanded the subcategories for the normal case (a category that just had sub-categories), that users wouldn't be able to figure out the other situation.

    This was a roll-my-own tree control; I've seen another one out there that has much bigger indicator icon with a larger hit area. I may try swapping that in.

    Thanks,
    --randy

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    Dislike, as in to undo a like? I don't see on option on the site to dislike a post at all (through the web site).

    Thanks,
    --randy

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