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Announcing Forum Runner - vBulletin Android/iPhone/iPad App
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Introducing Forum Runner for the iPhone/iPad/Android vBulletin!

Forum Runner now supports ANDROID Devices!!!

Forum Runner now supports vBulletin 4.0/4.1 CMS!!

http://www.forumrunner.com

What is Forum Runner?

Forum Runner is a vBulletin mod that allows your users to browse your forum using a native Android/iPhone/iPad client. This means faster access for those users since it only downloads the actual forum information rather than all the extraneous images that slow down the mobile connection.

Forum Runner now supports the iPad natively! Download the Forum Runner app once and support both iPhone and iPad versions in one universal app!

iOS 4 multitasking on the iPhone is fully supported by Forum Runner.

Forum Runner is FREE for forum owners to install, and takes less than 5 minutes. The client for the iPhone/iPad/Android costs 1.99$ which is LESS THAN THE COMPETITORS, and has more features. Please see the list below for full information on Forum Runner's features.

Forum Runner inherits all the security built into vBulletin, so users running Forum Runner will only be able to see the same forums and threads as they could using a regular browser.

Forum Runner Feature List
  • Native Android/iPad/iPhone support
  • vBulletin 4.0 CMS support
  • iOS 4 multitasking support
  • Browse your favorite forums in an easy-to-use-interface with multiple notification types (private message, subscription, etc)
  • Fully customizable home screen with your favorite forums
  • FREE PUSH NOTIFICATION SUPPORT : Get private message and subscribed thread updates from your favorite forums in the background!
  • Poll updates (private messages/subscriptions) from favorites on home screen - shows you a summary of which forums you have new messages or subscriptions on!
  • Graphical display of polls - view results and vote on polls
  • Moderation tools for your moderators/admins (close/open thread, stick/unstick thread, move thread, delete posts, etc)
  • Image attachment thumbnail and full size viewing from threads
  • View a thread's image attachments in one convenient screen (much like the native iPhone "Photo" app)
  • Save thread images to your iPhone/iPod touch library
  • Fully searchable forums!
  • Multi-quote support
  • View embedded links without leaving the app, including YouTube videos
  • Supports portrait AND landscape mode
  • Full posting options (quote posts, start new thread, etc)
  • Attach unlimited photos from your library (or take a photo from the camera and attach it)
  • Full support for private messages and private message folders
  • Full support for thread subscriptions - track your favorite threads and be updated via push when they have new posts!
Forum Runner currently supports vBulletin 3.6.x, 3.7.x, 3.8.x and 4.0.x. We are adding support for other mobile phones as well as forum software.

There is a Free version available in the iTunes App Store and Google Market as well which allows your users to try out Forum Runner before making a decision to buy it. It has all the features of the full version except that it does not have the ability to post threads and a few other differences which are outlined on http://www.forumrunner.com.

Some screen shots of Forum Runner running on various devices:

iPhone: Home Screen with customizable icons and notifications:



Push notification updates while outside the app:



Image attachment browser from a thread:



Fully searchable forums:



Full forum browsing:





How do I get the Forum Runner vBulletin Add-On?

You can download the latest version from vBulletin.org below. However if you download this version, you still need to register your forum on our directory list so it shows up in the iPhone/Android client. Please note that if you download the addon from vBulletin.org, you will need to download the unique sitekey.php file from http://www.forumrunner.com after you register your forum.

To register your forum, simply head over to http://www.forumrunner.com/?p=register. Full instructions to register your forum in the Forum Runner database are there. Once you register your forum, you can download the sitekey there. Simply place this file in the "forumrunner" directory that is created when you unarchive the add-on.

Also, there is a support forum located at: http://www.forumrunner.com/forum Please post up your ideas or any issues you have with the App there.

How can I get the Forum Runner iPhone Client?
Either search "Forum Runner" in the App Store on your iPhone, or click one of the links below:

Get Forum Runner Full Version from App Store

How can I get the Forum Runner Android Client?

Either search "Forum Runner" in the Google Market on your Android device, or click one of the links below:

Get Forum Runner Full Version from Google Market

BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE RIGHT VERSION FOR YOUR FORUM!

This is the vBulletin 4.x thread. For other versions, look below.

Forum Runner for vBulletin 3.6.x
Forum Runner for vBulletin 3.7.x
Forum Runner for vBulletin 3.8.x

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Old 17 Apr 2010, 19:59
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Ad support?
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 20:08
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Ad support?
YGPM.
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 20:09
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Just a note files must be uploaded here. Looks exciting though.
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 20:26
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Originally Posted by ssslippy View Post
Just a note files must be uploaded here. Looks exciting though.
Hmm. Without boring you with the grueling details, when you register your forum on the website and download the package, there is a unique key generated per forum (for Push notification) that is included in the bundle.

So that presents a problem about posting a "one download" for all tarball.

Is this against vBulletin.org ToS or anything?
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Originally Posted by ClemsonJeeper View Post
Is this against vBulletin.org ToS or anything?
Yes, Im afraid it is.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 06:57
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This is a great tool and will increase usage on my site. Do you plan on extending this to Photopost galleries or the VbGallery? I would love for my users to upload photos from an iphone.

Thanks!
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 07:24
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Any chance to extending support for Android devices?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 14:20
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inline photos not appearing

When using the I-Phone client after I enabled my site, I notice I can see photos that I posted in the forums, but I only see the attachment numbers for the photos (no image) others have posted.
Is that a bug, or something I need to correct on my site?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 16:22
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Originally Posted by ps2wiz View Post
Any chance to extending support for Android devices?
Yup. That is currently in development as well!
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 16:23
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When using the I-Phone client after I enabled my site, I notice I can see photos that I posted in the forums, but I only see the attachment numbers for the photos (no image) others have posted.
Is that a bug, or something I need to correct on my site?
Which forum is yours? I can take a look and see what the issue is.

I fully expect a few kinks that need to be ironed out since everyone's forums are configured differently!

We'll get it fixed for you.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 21:32
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It looks like there was an issue with SEO urls and the forum tab. If you see this on your forum, grab the latest version and it should be fixed.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 21:34
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Yes, Im afraid it is.
OK. I'll put together a version that can be uploaded here as an attachment. It will probably take a few days.
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 16:26
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Uploaded a vBulletin.org version. You still will need to download the unique sitekey during registration and put it in the "forumrunner" subdirectory.
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