I’ve created a good Android app for Discourse. If anyone wants to help test it, please let me know.
Can you describe what the goal of the app is? What does it do, how does it work?
The goal of the app is to allow a user to user an app on their mobile device instead of a browser. A lot of people prefer apps over the browser. I’ve created it for a Discourse forum created and hosted on a private server. It allows for monetization of the app as well as a custom UI and experience. It allows a user to create an account, create topics and reply to topics. It allows a user to like topics also. The purpose of the forum that was created was to provide a safe place for discussion of questions and topics of a certain theme. The user can change avatars and search for topics as well. It is targeted for a first release at the end of the month.
You might be interested to know that Discourse is already working on an Android app: Beta testing the Android mobile app
I know they are working on it. I’ve looked at the source code. It uses third party libraries that I’m not familiar with and I couldn’t find much documentation on the Internet about them. Not a “standard” Android app. I asked for help understanding it once, but didn’t get any help. I’ve been doing Android apps for about 10 years, so I know what I’m looking at and talking about, but their app is totally foreign.
Woah. I didn’t say that their app was better or worse, and I’m not involved in its creation at all. I didn’t say you didn’t know what you’re talking about. I just thought it might be interesting to you.
KevinWorkman, I didn’t mean anything by it. Just that I’ve seen the code and it’s totally foreign and my previous attempts for explanation/understanding went unanswered. Sorry for the “tone” in my typing. It wasn’t intentional.
Very interesting indeed How does it handle notifications?
Notifications are in the planning stages still. One option that has been talked about is using Google Cloud Messaging to handle them.