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    Dear RPM/Mods

    Since yesterday the site prompts a mobile user to download the mobile app.

    That's all well and fine - if you're using an Android or iOS device.

    But for those of us who use a modern and advanced mobile OS (ie Windows 10 Mobile) that prompt is pointless. Yet it comes up every time we log in on a mobe, requiring the extra work of having to dismiss the pop-up window.

    Is there a way you can add some intelligence to the script generating the prompt, such that those to whom it doesn't apply don't get it?

    Or, even better, release an app for Windows. If you did a Windows app using UWP you can be sure it'll work on all systems running Windows 10, ie desktops, mobile, HoloLens and Xbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Dear RPM/Mods

    Since yesterday the site prompts a mobile user to download the mobile app.

    That's all well and fine - if you're using an Android or iOS device.

    But for those of us who use a modern and advanced mobile OS (ie Windows 10 Mobile) that prompt is pointless. Yet it comes up every time we log in on a mobe, requiring the extra work of having to dismiss the pop-up window.

    Is there a way you can add some intelligence to the script generating the prompt, such that those to whom it doesn't apply don't get it?

    Or, even better, release an app for Windows. If you did a Windows app using UWP you can be sure it'll work on all systems running Windows 10, ie desktops, mobile, HoloLens and Xbox.
    How much money do you estimate it would cost to develop an MBB app for Windows 10 Mobile and how many forumites other than yourself would ever use it?

    Have you tried looking for User Agent string changer for Windows 10 Mobile that would allow you to circumvent the app download prompt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    But for those of us who use a modern and advanced mobile OS (ie Windows 10 Mobile) that prompt is pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ic View Post
    How much money do you estimate it would cost to develop an MBB app for Windows 10 Mobile
    R100. You don't need to develop specifically for Win 10 Mobile. Just Win UWP, which works on all Win 10 systems.

    Quote Originally Posted by ic View Post
    and how many forumites other than yourself would ever use it?
    It wouldn't be confined to mobile users. My guess is that at least half of MyBB users have Windows 10 on their desktops, laptops, and ultrabooks.

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    Have you tried looking for User Agent string changer for Windows 10 Mobile that would allow you to circumvent the app download prompt?
    No.
    Last edited by Arthur; 29-01-2017 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    R100.
    How about R100,000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biometrics View Post
    How about R100,000?


    (I wasn't serious about the R100, btw. I know sw dev costs quite well. Just making the incidental point that if you're still writing Win32, rather use UWP which spans platforms. You don't have to target Win 10 Mobile specifically.)
    Last edited by Arthur; 29-01-2017 at 03:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post


    (I wasn't serious about the R100, btw. I know sw dev costs quite well. Just making the incidental point that if you're still writing Win32, rather use UWP which spans platforms. You don't have to target Win 10 Mobile specifically.)
    But who cares about Windows other than the desktop? I still write for win32 but 90% less than 10 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post


    (I wasn't serious about the R100, btw. I know sw dev costs quite well. Just making the incidental point that if you're still writing Win32, rather use UWP which spans platforms. You don't have to target Win 10 Mobile specifically.)
    It's tapatalk not mybb.

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    Sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Sure.
    What do you mean?

    The app is a tapatalk app it's the own branded one costs $40 a month. The notice on the mobile site to use the app is their tapatalk plugin.

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    Well, seeing I can’t install it, there's no way for me to know that.

    In any case, a new app is quite tangential. My main point is that the script lacks a simple browser detection and IF-THEN, so that Windows users on a mobile profile don't get prompted to install an Android or iOS app.

    It's a very mild and friendly request. And I'm quite aware that it needs to go back to the developers of the bulletin board system.
    Last edited by Arthur; 29-01-2017 at 05:30 PM.

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    4MB for the page to load. And no, that's not the graphics because those are already loaded and ads are disabled.

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