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James F
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Sorry if this has been asked before. Does the Café have plans for a mobile friendly version? I hate having to zoom in on my phone.Thanks!
philraso
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I will "second" that idea. difficult to use on phone.
Doug Trouten
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To make this happen, the Café staff wouldn't need to develop an app. They would just need to install a plugin that allowed the existing BBS to work with one of the popular forum browsing apps that already exist for iPhone and Android. Two to consider are:

Forum Runner: http://www.forumrunner.net
Tapatalk: https://www.tapatalk.com

In each case, a plugin would need to be installed on the server side, and Café members would install an app on their phones. It looks like it would be pretty straightforward.
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This is a great idea and would be especially useful when buying/selling items in Let's make a magic deal! to keep up with PMs.
James F
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Any moderators care to offer insight or thoughts on this?
Tom Cutts
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This is what a search would have turned up...

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=50

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=40

Most questions here have already been asked and answered in the 16 years The Café has been around.
Doug Trouten
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Sometimes in the tech world things change during a period of 16 years. I see the earlier discussion ended with a question about what software the Café uses. Is this a closely guarded secret?
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Tom Cutts
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Yes, it is. Our software is custom built.
Doug Trouten
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Ah. Well, that explains it.
It's still magic even if you know how it's done.
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James F
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Quote:
On Sep 16, 2017, Tom Cutts wrote:
This is what a search would have turned up...

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=50

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=40

Most questions here have already been asked and answered in the 16 years The Café has been around.


I did do a search. I did not know what tapatalk was before googling it for this thread. The second thread has someone asking what I asked, but all that was responded was "phones already have internet access" and "I would hate that," neither of which answered my question and thus I posted here.

But I get it now. Tis' a shame! But I guess there are worse problems to have in life Smile
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I was about to write the same post. And I'm still wondering if this has been done or if it is planned? It is a big site and is not really mobile friendly.
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