Forum - Android App

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Forum - Android App

02 Apr 2021 19:48 pm:

Evening all,

Just wondering if anyone found any Android apps that work with this forum? I've looked at a few apps that support PHPBB 3.0 (which i believe is the core framework of the forum) but cant get any of them working.

I know i can open it in my web browser on my phone, and there are web browsers add ons that will probablyrefrsh the page on a timer, but if there is a native app out there, It would just useful to have so we can all keep up with the conversation when a match is on.
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Re: Forum - Android App

02 Apr 2021 22:08 pm:

Hi,

There used to be an android app that scraped the site, but I can't remember what it was or if it's even still around..

There is a feature of the site I haven't made use of, or promoted before, however.. might be of use to you.

If you look at the following url: feed.php?f=9&t=12100

feed.php produces a feed (atom) using the forum and thread Ids from the querystring parameters. Those parameters are the same as you see when you are browsing a thread or just a forum, e.g. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12100

Hope that helps
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Re: Forum - Android App

02 Apr 2021 22:22 pm:

I have a Samsung phone, so Android. I loaded the website, chose "view active topics" and then added it to the Home screen. Every time I open it, loads the latest. I'd expect IOS does the same, but can't be sure, as IOS/ Apple tends to be style over substance. :)
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Re: Forum - Android App

03 Apr 2021 09:17 am:

I must admit, i hadnt considered the RSS feed! I can confirm that i have now got two apps working:

1) Forums Reader - which does actually screape the site and return the seperate forums and the feed
2) RSS Reader - simple RSS list of the feed URL itself.

Thanks to you both for your help.
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Re: Forum - Android App

03 Apr 2021 15:13 pm:

ok, that's interesting.. I haven't got any android devices, but there must be something equivalent in the apple app store, I'll have a play..

They're read-only I presume? be careful about putting your forum login into an app (sorry if that's teaching you to suck eggs)
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Re: Forum - Android App

03 Apr 2021 19:18 pm:

shedwebadmin wrote:ok, that's interesting.. I haven't got any android devices, but there must be something equivalent in the apple app store, I'll have a play..

They're read-only I presume? be careful about putting your forum login into an app (sorry if that's teaching you to suck eggs)


Yes, they pull the latest comments / posts to the feed and link to the forum if you want to reply. No creds are held in the app itself :mrgreen: :ugeek:
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