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ecmoRandomNumbers: I wish the Android one had more functionality, but it's pretty good for a mobile app, as apps go.
meg: Well, it took long us long enough, but we finally did it. We updated our app with both rotation support and support for the taller iPhone 5 screen. Rotation support has been our most-requested feature on the app, so now you can read your favorite Fark comments in landscape mode. For those of you new to the game, the official "Hey! on Fark.com" app means you don't have to be constantly refreshing Fark to catch the stories that interest you (although there's nothing wrong with that!). With the iPhone app, you can set up which stories interest you (stories with the "Cool" tag, stories from ESPN, stories about NASA or space exploration, etc) and your phone will let you know when one of those stories is posted to Fark. We also incorporate our mobile site directly within the app, so you don't have to leave the app and go to Safari to read the article/comments. Sure, you could just read Fark on mobile Safari, but then you wouldn't get notified of stories that interest you! (By the way, that's why the app requires a login... to store your preferences for what stories you want to be notified about.) What this app is not:* iPad compatible. This started out as an iPhone-only app mainly because that's the device most people carry around with them. We'll be working on an iPad version soon.* Android. We haven't forgotten about the Android folks. But we've had a devil of a time finding an Android developer to port our app to that platform. If you are one (or know of one) and would be interested in interviewing for the gig, let us know.
Unfreakable: ecmoRandomNumbers: I wish the Android one had more functionality, but it's pretty good for a mobile app, as apps go.The Android app is a third-party app, not done by us.
bulldg4life: I like Mobile Fark in Safari. The site isn't half bad.Two things though:A) Can you make the user profile sections mobile friendly? It goes back to the full site version and is darn near impossible to use without lots of zooming/scrolling2) Can you change the comment thread links to display new comments since last visited? The big purple-ish blue button is lame-od) Will the mobile version ever get access to smart/funny or voting buttons?
make me some tea: I think Android has more market share than iOS at this point, but thanks for the update.