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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2013, 09:36:23 AM »
If the app is closed , there are no ads being displayed hence no revenues for Dan. If Dan is displaying the main site ads without using Apple's iAd network, then how is that any different than just viewing the site through a mobile browser?
I agree with you that using the forums on mobile is annoying, but I don't think that investing money in an app in the solution. A good mobile-optimized site is more than enough.
My opinion. DD.com and DDF are purely informational, i.e. you are just reading and writing. You don't need access to the camera, the microphone, the GPS chip, the accelerometer, or any of the hardware capabilities that would require a native app to function properly. Everything you do on DDF can be accomplished in a mobile browser. Apps are all the rage at the moment so everybody and their uncle thinks "We need an app." You don't.
Besides, developing a quality app for both iOS and Android would cost a minimum of $100,000, plus updates and support.
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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2013, 09:49:08 AM »
If the app is closed , there are no ads being displayed hence no revenues for Dan. If Dan is displaying the main site ads without using Apple's iAd network, then how is that any different than just viewing the site through a mobile browser?
I agree with you that using the forums on mobile is annoying, but I don't think that investing money in an app in the solution. A good mobile-optimized site is more than enough.
My opinion. DD.com and DDF are purely informational, i.e. you are just reading and writing. You don't need access to the camera, the microphone, the GPS chip, the accelerometer, or any of the hardware capabilities that would require a native app to function properly. Everything you do on DDF can be accomplished in a mobile browser. Apps are all the rage at the moment so everybody and their uncle thinks "We need an app." You don't.
Besides, developing a quality app for both iOS and Android would cost a minimum of $100,000 each, plus updates and support.
I wont argue on the number, its obvious you know more than I do :) So why not optimize DDF for mobile??

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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2013, 09:56:01 AM »
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That is something that Dan will have to answer.
Dan, no offense but the site could use a major redesign ;)
But hey, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2013, 10:14:07 AM »
Everybody and their mom wants a redesign for DD.
And yet, it seems to work.

I'm not opposed to a redesign, I just am unsure what it should look like.  And I'm sure even more people will hate whatever it does look like and nobody likes change (see Facebook, et al)
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2013, 10:30:05 AM »
Everybody and their mom wants a redesign for DD.
And yet, it seems to work.

I'm not opposed to a redesign, I just am unsure what it should look like.  And I'm sure even more people will hate whatever it does look like and nobody likes change (see Facebook, et al)
I'm not trying to be critical. I just know that I constantly try to use my phone for DD and DDF and its just not great. Personally, I think SD has a great clean interface. Maybe something similar to that.

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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 10:30:29 AM »
Everybody and their mom wants a redesign for DD.
And yet, it seems to work.

I'm not opposed to a redesign, I just am unsure what it should look like.  And I'm sure even more people will hate whatever it does look like and nobody likes change (see Facebook, et al)
It definitely works but can be much better. Its not just a question of the design, but you can greatly increase the functionality with a redesign(search, your ad serving and tracking, comment system...)
Does "not being opposed to redesign" mean you are willing to pay for one? I can put you in touch with a good design/development team if you want. PM if interested.

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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2013, 12:04:32 PM »
DDF is just fine, WAP and PC.
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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2013, 01:01:31 AM »
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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2013, 11:06:21 AM »
I would go for a bigger font on DDF mobile. Maybe higher contrast as well
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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2013, 12:10:27 PM »
I would go for a bigger font on DDF mobile. Maybe higher contrast as well
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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2013, 12:42:41 PM »
I would get quoting feature on DDF mobile.

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Re: When is Dans Deals creating it's App?
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2013, 02:07:01 PM »
I personallly would  love to see an app, and I know many others who feel the same way.