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The Evil Overlord    18,440

Admins, Devs and App Dev teams.

 

Not sure where to post this so please move to correct forum if needed.

 

I installed the Neowin app today..

I have a couple of suggestions, it seems a little bit disjointed and jumbled.

I'll explain via the screenshots..

 

Screenshot_20170208-101447.png

 

This Browse section, would it be possible for this to be renamed as Home? It would seem to be a nicer landing page.

 

 

 

Screenshot_20170208-101439.png

 

This one seems a little cluttered, any way to streamline it to topic header as opposed to topic and post text?

 

 

 

Screenshot_20170208-101528.png

 

Would it be possible to relocate this to a sort of 'activity' section within the relevant topic sub headers as suggested within the suggestion on the first image?

 

A USER based setting...

 

I can see the posts from users on my ignore list, could someone look into that?

 

All in all I like it, makes it a lot quicker to load up on my phone using chrome or FF.

Hopefully, the customisable notifications will be fine tuned to my preferences via my phone.

 

Anything else I can think of, I'll add as I go along..

I'm sure more savvy users will add some suggestions also.

 

 

Oh, also, it keeps asking for permission for my location settings, so I had to click no to get rid of that pop up..

 

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Mando    5,117

oooh Neowin has an android app? 

 

must investigate :)

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
2 minutes ago, Mando said:

oooh Neowin has an android app? 

 

must investigate :)

search via play store, it's the third result on my phone as the first one is just a news feed reader

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Danielx64    598

Sorry to hijack topic but is there a dark theme setting or not?

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Mando    5,117
1 minute ago, The Evil Overlord said:

search via play store, it's the third result on my phone as the first one is just a news feed reader

ahh yes, i got that also.

 

got it, pretty impressive tbh :) me likey!! 

2 minutes ago, Danielx64 said:

Sorry to hijack topic but is there a dark theme setting or not?

yep.

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wendy oltman    138

Is it available for ios?

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The Evil Overlord    18,440

Screenshot_20170208-105744.png

 

Day/Nighttime reading mode, under settings

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Mando    5,117
2 minutes ago, wendy oltman said:

Is it available for ios?

quickly checked on work iphone app store and doesnt seem to be atm, only hit on Neowin, is Neowin curtains........perhaps a sideline :p

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
2 minutes ago, wendy oltman said:

Is it available for ios?

Don't know, I have no iDevices

Only thing I could suggest is searching within app store and looking for an app similar to my opening screenshots..

 

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wendy oltman    138
1 minute ago, Mando said:

quickly checked on work iphone app store and doesnt seem to be atm, only hit on Neowin, is Neowin curtains........perhaps a sideline :p

 

guess i will have to wait for it to be available

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Danielx64    598
3 minutes ago, The Evil Overlord said:

Screenshot_20170208-105744.png

 

Day/Nighttime reading mode, under settings

Thank you :) 

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Nick H.    9,435

Are you sure this is official? Who is the developer? I know that there is talk of an app becoming available, but I haven't heard about anything being released.

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
1 minute ago, Nick H. said:

Are you sure this is official? Who is the developer? I know that there is talk of an app becoming available, but I haven't heard about anything being released.

I'll double check.... brb

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Danielx64    598
1 minute ago, Nick H. said:

Are you sure this is official? Who is the developer? I know that there is talk of an app becoming available, but I haven't heard about anything being released.

One of then has @Steven P. email address as the developer email

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapatalk.neowinnetforum&hl=en

4 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

Are you sure this is official? Who is the developer? I know that there is talk of an app becoming available, but I haven't heard about anything being released.

 

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Danielx64    598

Really do you need all those permissions!?

 

Quote

Version 5.2.1 can access:

Identity

find accounts on the device

Contacts

find accounts on the device

Location

approximate location (network-based)

Photos/Media/Files

read the contents of your USB storage

modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Storage

read the contents of your USB storage

modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Wi-Fi connection information

view Wi-Fi connections

Other

receive data from Internet

view network connections

full network access

run at startup

use accounts on the device

control vibration

prevent device from sleeping

 

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
4 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

Are you sure this is official? Who is the developer? I know that there is talk of an app becoming available, but I haven't heard about anything being released.

Screenshot_20170208-110805.png

 

Details appear as legit.

If in doubt, I'd wait for @Steven P. to confirm or deny

Website links go to neowin.net

some dev details direct towards tapatalk

2 minutes ago, Danielx64 said:

Really do you need all those permissions!?

 

 

You can deny permissions, besides, the only permission it asked from me was access to my location

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DaveLegg    974

This is the 'official' Neowin branded tapatalk app, it's still in testing, so expect there to be updates and changes. It's being developed by Tapatalk as a branded version of their usual app, so there are limits to what can be modified in response to feature requests etc - the dev team here don't have the ability to change it, it has to go through Tapatalk.

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Danielx64    598
1 minute ago, DaveLegg said:

This is the 'official' Neowin branded tapatalk app, it's still in testing, so expect there to be updates and changes. It's being developed by Tapatalk as a branded version of their usual app, so there are limits to what can be modified in response to feature requests etc - the dev team here don't have the ability to change it, it has to go through Tapatalk.

Can you give examples of what you can and can't change?

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+John.    1,387

Is there any notice of this coming out on iOS or is it best to use the tap talk app? 

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
4 minutes ago, DaveLegg said:

This is the 'official' Neowin branded tapatalk app, it's still in testing, so expect there to be updates and changes. It's being developed by Tapatalk as a branded version of their usual app, so there are limits to what can be modified in response to feature requests etc - the dev team here don't have the ability to change it, it has to go through Tapatalk.

Thanks, but I'd rather give YOU the headache 

I was commanded to by @Redmak

:p

1 minute ago, John. said:

Is there any notice of this coming out on iOS or is it best to use the tap talk app? 

at a guess, it's on it's way

(I guess they're using android as a testing platform)

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Danielx64    598

Test message from app

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The Evil Overlord    18,440

Posting via app

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Danielx64    598

So far I like the app, only thing is that I can't have more than one tab open like I can in chrome.

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The Evil Overlord    18,440

I hope there's some way to relay the feedback to tapatalk from here, as the home site dev team have an understanding of queries within the site, as opposed to contacting a third party app dev, and they respond with 'I don't know what you're talking about'

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Steven P.    12,739

Guys I upgraded our Tapatalk account to premium, they build the apps, not me :p I wasn't even notified that the Android app was in the Play Store :s 

 

But yes it's legit.

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