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[APP] Forum Browser 0.3.0

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By nikwen, Recognized Contributor on 4th September 2014, 12:52 PM
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[APP] Forum Browser 0.3.0

View your favourite forums on the go!

Currently supported features:
  • Adding and saving forums
  • Supports all forums which have the Tapatalk plugin installed
  • Viewing forums
  • Forum login
  • Thread creation
  • Replying to threads
  • Viewing your subscriptions
  • Subscribing to forums and threads

Your favourite forum (besides XDA) cannot be accessed using the app? Ask the site owner to install the Tapatalk plugin.
XDA comes preconfigured for you by the way.

Screenshots:








Forum Browser on XDA Developer TV (starts at 3:27):

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4th September 2014, 12:54 PM |#2  
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Big thanks to:
  • Michael Hall (@mhall119) for publishing his XDA Developers app under the GPL. This project initially started as a fork of that application.
  • Tapatalk for allowing us to use their API.

Source code:

The source code is released under the GPL v3 and can be found on Github. Any help with development will be highly appreciated.

Installing:

Download it from the apps scope on your Ubuntu Touch device.

Featured on the portal:

This was featured on the XDA portal on September 5, 2014.
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Changelog

Code:
Version 0.3.0 (4th July 2015):
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* Forum Browser has its own BB code parser now!
* Improvements to the thread view design
* Better image displaying
* New page navigation
* New date format (you can revert to the old one in the settings)
* Display the time at which a post was edited
* More space for content by letting the header fade out
* White splash screen
* Slightly improved app icon

Version 0.2.5 (28th March 2015):
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* Another small bugfix release while the work on proper BB code parsing continues
* Fixed issue with https-only forums (add "https://" to the URL to make already existing entries work)

Version 0.2.4 (31st January 2015):
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* Mainly a bugfix release while working on proper BB code parsing for version 0.3.0
* Adjust layout for signature list item in settings when signature is empty
* Use the right XPath queries, fix a couple of bugs related to thread and topic loading
* Bump Qt and Ubuntu.Components versions
* Use 14.10 framework instead of 14.10-dev3
* Use Qt's atob() and btoa() methods for base64 en- and decoding
* Remove trailing slashes from forum URLs

Version 0.2.3 (27th November 2014):
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* Rewritten page for post and topic creation
* Automatically save drafts for new posts and topics
* Ability to set a custom signature

Version 0.2.2 (23rd October 2014):
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* Subscribe to forums and threads from the app
* Show when a post was made
* Introduces a completely rewritten backend, ironing out a lot of bugs and making the implementation of new features much faster in the future
* Other bugfixes, especially related to the login process

Version 0.2.1 (21st September 2014):
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* Big forums (like XDA) load faster
* Parse [IMG] tags
* Multi-line header for long thread names

Version 0.2.0 (8th September 2014):
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* View your subscriptions
* Display how many people thanked a user for a post
* Fix: Login again if the current session expires
* Visual tweaks affecting list items

Version 0.1.0 (4th September 2014):
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* Initial release
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This is great! Not being able to comment was a huge missing feature in my app, being able to do that now (posting this from my Ubuntu phone) is awesome!

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Thank you for this app which I am using to discover this thread and reply to it

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mhall119

This is great! Not being able to comment was a huge missing feature in my app, being able to do that now (posting this from my Ubuntu phone) is awesome!

Sent from my awesome Ubuntu Touch device using the Forum Browser app

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Originally Posted by popeydc

Thank you for this app which I am using to discover this thread and reply to it

Sent from my awesome Ubuntu Touch device using the Forum Browser app

I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the feedback.
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It's on the portal.

To celebrate that, I wanted to share a screenshot which shows what I'm currently working on:



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Great job, many thanks
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Great job, many thanks

You're welcome, and thanks for the compliments.
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Just pushed version 0.2.0 to the store. These are the new features you should check out:
  • View your subscriptions
  • Display how many people thanked a user for a post
  • Fix: Login again if the current session expires
  • Visual tweaks affecting list items
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Version 0.2.1 should be out soon. Usually, the review of a new version takes less than an hour. This is what you will get after the update:
  • Big forums (like XDA) load faster
  • Parse [IMG] tags
  • Multi-line header for long thread names

The update reduces the time which it takes to load XDA on my Nexus 4 by about 10 seconds!

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