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mmmoo
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posted 01-14-2010 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would it be possible to make a mobile version of collecSPACE for iphone, BlackBerrys, PDA's etc.

If not an actual App, then just a mobile css skin of the main site, in particular the messages section?

ilbasso
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posted 01-15-2010 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second that!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 01-15-2010 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh baby, I'd even be willing to shell out a few bucks for that.

lm5eagle
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posted 01-15-2010 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This would be enough to make this particular oldie enter the new century (albeit 10 years late) by purchasing an iPhone. A very interesting suggestion.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-15-2010 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there readers and/or members within our community who have experience with designing/coding websites for the iPhone and other mobile devices?

If so, please contact me at robert@collectspace.com.

LM1
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posted 07-29-2013 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does collectSPACE have an app that can be used on a Kindle Fire? If not, how can I download collectSPACE to a Kindle through Google?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-29-2013 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
collectSPACE does not currently have an app or mobile version.

We have a plan for an app that would expand upon the content presented on this website, but haven't had the time yet to develop it further.

I believe the Kindle Fire has a web browser, in which case it should be possible to bring up collectSPACE.com without the need for a dedicated app (or downloading anything).

mode1charlie
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posted 07-29-2013 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the idea.

LM1
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posted 07-30-2013 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I managed to bring up collectSPACE on my Kindle Fire. it is now permanently on my front page and I can access it from anywhere. It is amazing. I can even zoom in on the messages.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 07-31-2013 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see the need for an App that replicates the website (which you can easily bookmark), unless:
  • it has off-line viewing capability, and/or
  • it enables "push" notifications, ie notification that new messages have been posted
  • it has additional content/functionality/links.
I'm an avid iPad user but there are a lot of apps out there that just haven't been thought through and are "bookmarks" by another name.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-31-2013 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The idea we have for the collectSPACE app borrows and re-purposes some content from this site, but focuses on a new interactive and social experience that builds off the interests of our community and the themes of our content.

LM1
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posted 07-31-2013 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did notice on some of the apps that the content was limited and did not have all of the content as the web pages.

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