Alert: Get the new BigSoccer iPhone App!

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Huss, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Fabregasfan

    Fabregasfan New Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    New York City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Hi - Ok - as you can see, the forums are now live in the new version. We don't have screenshots up there but hopefully someone will be kind and post them (I don't have an iPhone to hand but can get one if no one else can do this easily).

    There should be a lite version from I understand: you should be able to switch between the lite and full version. Are you not seeing that?
     
  2. Fabregasfan

    Fabregasfan New Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    New York City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Ok - my understanding after checking in with a couple of people is that this is not possible right now. We don't currently have plans to include that, but we can definitely keep it in mind for the future. It would help push it up the priority list if there was a sense that many users found this important.
     
  3. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    I took these with the screen capture function on the iPhone.

    The first 2 are really on long scroll of what you see once you log in. (obviously, it's continues way beyond just these two).

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    The third is what it looks like once you go to a specific forum - in this case, Customer Service.

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  4. Roush

    Roush Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Won't buy without that feature...
     
  5. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ah cheers. Well I'll go ahead and give it a shot then. I've certainly spent more money before on apps I ended up not liking.
     
  6. shealygg

    shealygg Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    South Carolina
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Agreed....having mobile access is supposed to make it easier to access when away from a computer. How are we supposed to navigate the forums to get back to where we left off? Just keep flipping pages until we find it? No thanks...

    Being able to navigate directly to the first new post in a particular thread that you follow is one of the greatest features of BS.....why would you eliminate that?
     
  7. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006

    While the "My BigSoccer" page is not there, clicking on the blue arrow still takes you to the last unread post in any thread.

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  8. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    We are continuing to iterate the app. Getting app store approval keeps taking too long.
     
  9. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    This is why others like myself have asked for the BS admins to install the free tapatalk plugin. The app that works with the plugin is designed specifically for vb boards with full functioning access and navigation designed for touchscreen that's actually better than navigating on computers. The quick access to subscribed/favorites threads and the ability to easily add photos rounds out a solid app.

    Also, it can be set to jump to new posts :)

    Why they can't install the free tapatalk plugin instead of having to design and code their own app is beyond me. Why they can't also install the free tapatalk plugin in addition to their app is also beyond me. Frankly, I already have enough apps that are supposed to do the same sort of things as it is. Having a BS specific app when I already have tapatalk and it could handle BS as well is lame.
     
  10. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um, dunno if I'm missing something, but when I go to the forums in the app and click on "Premier League Clubs", rather than a list of the Premier League team forums, I only get a list of the threads at that level. :confused:
     
  11. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ditto. Without being able to get to the first unread post, there's no way I'll be using the app to browse the forums. And without being able to usably browse the forums, there's no way I'll buy the app.
     
  12. shealygg

    shealygg Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    South Carolina
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Why would you want to go to the LAST unread post? What usefulness is there in that feature? If I understand correctly, this will take you to the last post in the thread...which would be the LAST unread post. So...once you get to the last post, you then have to page backwards to find the last post that you did get to read, and then you start forward reading again. IMO, that's a useless feature.

    You need to be able to go to the FIRST unread post...you need this...

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  13. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Am I missing something in the app? I don't think I can access the MLS team forums. I can access the main mls clubs forum... but not that subforums for the actual teams... ie. Chicago Fire. I just don't see them.
     
  14. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same problem I'm having.

    Come on, guys. I know it's only 99 cents, but this is a pretty major oversight.
     
  15. shealygg

    shealygg Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    South Carolina
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It's the same way in the German Clubs forum....can't access the specified club forums directly (ie, Bayern Munich, Dortmund, etc.)
     
  16. Fabregasfan

    Fabregasfan New Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    New York City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    All feedback heard. Sending over to our tech team and we'll discuss. I'll get back to you when I have an update. This version is better than the last and we continue to iterate, so we're glad to have your feedback.
     
  17. shealygg

    shealygg Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    South Carolina
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Thanks...and keep them working on the links/access to the FIRST unread posts, not the last unread post.....
     
  18. el-choul

    el-choul Member+

    Apr 17, 2006
    DC
    I'm for this too. This combined with a My BigSoccer page would be the main things I'd want when using on the iphone.
     
  19. Fabregasfan

    Fabregasfan New Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    New York City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Ok - so I've asked our dev team both about what's up regard club legal access to forums and about getting to see the first unread post as opposed to the last unread post.

    Watch this space - getting answers...
     
  20. shealygg

    shealygg Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    South Carolina
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Thanks chief!
     
  21. El Pipiripau

    El Pipiripau Member+

    Jul 10, 2006
    Escondido!!!
    Club:
    Club Santos Laguna
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    My bigsoccer, make it happen guys!
     
  22. PERU CAMPEON !!

    PERU CAMPEON !! Arriba Peru !!

    Universitario de deportes
    Peru
    May 9, 2005
    MONUMENTAL
    Club:
    Universitario de Deportes
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    and for blackberry
     
  23. Fabregasfan

    Fabregasfan New Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    New York City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    We're investigating some of the earlier requests about showing first unread posts (as opposed to last unread posts). I'll let you know when that happens.
     
  24. shealygg

    shealygg Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    South Carolina
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    That would be much better...

    I've also noticed on the mobile version of BS that when you do click on the Last Unread post, it flashes it on the screen briefly, then directs you to the top of the page...so that feature is not working perfectly either.

    But, don't fix that....keep working on the First Unread post issue...
     
  25. shealygg

    shealygg Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    South Carolina
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    HELP!!

    OK....so one day I'm on my iPhone and the new mobile version of BS suddenly appears (not of my doing). (Which is the version we've been discussing here...) At the bottom of the page, there is a button to toggle to the 'standard' version of BS. So, last night, I pressed that button...
    :eek:

    Now I can't figure out how to get back to the new mobile version which loads the pages much quicker...

    Someone please clue me in as to how to get back to the new version.... If I click the little 'Mobile' icon at the bottom of the standard page, it's an OLD mobile version, not the new one...

    2nd Question: How do I navigate to subforums in the new app? For instance, I frequent the FC Bayern subforum under the Forum German Clubs. In the standard format, those subforums appear. In the new app, those subforums do not appear... I think I remember seeing it this way in other areas of the boards as well. I don't think subforums are showing up.
     

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