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jairolevi
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Hello PM Community 

 

Which app do you guys use to keep track of the forum posts in the Community Forum?

I know there is an idea in the Lab to get a PM App for the self serve, but I am asking about which app do you guys use for this forum.

 

I noticed this is built on Lithium, so I tried their app... no go.

 

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I also tried other bloging / forum apps like TapaTalk... no go.

 

The closest I could get was to add the RSS feed to Feedly, which is OK to read the forum, but does not help me if I want to reply to a question.

 

I think questions would get answers more quickly if we could reply from mobile, this would help the whole community.

 

Thank you,


JL.

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jairolevi
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

I got the RSS feeds imported in Feedly as a workaround, that is the closest I could get.

 

 

This is how it looks like in case someone is interested in doing the same, the only drawback is that now I have to import the French RSS feeds too.

 

 

  • This is how Feedly looks in Mobile:

 

Feedly 1.png

 

 

  • If I want to see a particular reply I tap on it:

 

Feedly 2.png

 

 

  • If I want to reply I tap "Visit Website"

 

Feedly 3.png

 

 

As an added bonus, it is synced with my desktop Feedly:

 

Feedly.GIF

 

 

I have also made the request to have the "Ez Forum" app be compatible with Lithium, but I dont have high hopes on that.

 

Maybe if you would find it usefull too, could you let the developer know you would like it too? Here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.diginine.ezforum&hl=en

 

Thank you,

JL

 

 

It seems at this moment the best option is to just use the browser.

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imm1304
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Hey @jairolevi,

 

I used the mobile browser to reach the main community page, signed in and then saved a shortcut to the home screen on my phone.  I also made sure to click on the full site and not the mobile site.  

 

Also, our super active Oracle @Martin is a power user of a mobile phone to post on the Community pages, I request him to comment here as well.  

jairolevi
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Also not counting that the French forum seems to be a separate entity, which means separate RSS feeds...

 

I hope @Martin can give us some ideas 🙂

 

JL

I don't see what the confusion is here. PM doesn't currently offer a native app for any platform that would allow you to browse the community. So the only way to use the community is to visit it on a web browser on any device. Can someone please help me understand the underlying question or uncertainty?

jairolevi
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

@7789849803 I know PM does not offer an app. I am wondering what do you guys use for the forum in mobile.

 

I tried the browser, but is tedious, doesn't have notifications, and is ugly ( it looks like a 90's site )

 

 

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I am sure someone must have a better option than this, that is why I ask, what do you guys use for Mobile?

 

 

 

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imm1304
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Hi @7789849803!

 

Just something along the lines of my previous post... how do u use community form your phone.  Any tips to make mobile community access more convenient. 

 

I guess for me, one tip I would give is to click on "Full" version of the site and not the mobile view.  I find it easier to see notifications, inbox, latest posts etc.  

@jairolevi At the risk of sounding like a broken record:

 

PM doesn't currently offer a native app for any platform that would allow you to browse the community. So the only way to use the community is to visit it on a web browser on any device

imm1304
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

I am sure @jairolevi gets it crystal clear that a native app doesn't exist.

 

There are a few apps in the playstore such as tapatalk, which allow users to sign into multiple forums at once... for example, tapatalk can be used to sign into xda and rfd forums and some others too.  

 

But, the OP did not succeed in using 2 such apps to sign into the PM community forum.  

 

So, @7789849803's answer stands.. no native app, use web browser.. and add my 2 cents of using the Full version.  😄  

jairolevi
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

I got the RSS feeds imported in Feedly as a workaround, that is the closest I could get.

 

 

This is how it looks like in case someone is interested in doing the same, the only drawback is that now I have to import the French RSS feeds too.

 

 

  • This is how Feedly looks in Mobile:

 

Feedly 1.png

 

 

  • If I want to see a particular reply I tap on it:

 

Feedly 2.png

 

 

  • If I want to reply I tap "Visit Website"

 

Feedly 3.png

 

 

As an added bonus, it is synced with my desktop Feedly:

 

Feedly.GIF

 

 

I have also made the request to have the "Ez Forum" app be compatible with Lithium, but I dont have high hopes on that.

 

Maybe if you would find it usefull too, could you let the developer know you would like it too? Here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.diginine.ezforum&hl=en

 

Thank you,

JL

 

 

It seems at this moment the best option is to just use the browser.

Martin
Legend
Legend
Hi,

I access the community using only my phone whose browser is Chrome.

Perhaps my needs are different than those of other members, but I'm satisfied with the mobile version of the community as is. That doesn't mean that I would be dissatisfied if changes were made for the better, but, to reiterate using different terms, the status quo serves my mobile needs.

Cheers.