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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!

Security Update - Version 1.7.5, Please Update Your Installation

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
  • 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

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 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, you will need to download the unique sitekey.php file from after you register your forum.

To register your forum, simply head over to 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: 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


This is the vBulletin 3.8.x thread. For other versions, look below.

Forum Runner for vBulletin 3.6.x
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Forum Runner for vBulletin 4.x

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Major Additions Announcing Forum Runner - vBulletin Android/iPhone/iPad App ClemsonJeeper Modification Graveyard 183 05 Jun 2012 19:26

Old 27 Jan 2012, 02:48
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djjeffa djjeffa is offline
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anyway to remove the pop up to download the app when members are on the mobile style?
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Old 27 Jan 2012, 04:54
ClemsonJeeper ClemsonJeeper is offline
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It should only show the popup once, and set a cookie if they cancel which lasts like 6 months (unless they clear cookies or use a different browser).

Alternatively, you can disable Forum Runner Prompt in vB settings->Forum Runner
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 05:56
xTerMn8R xTerMn8R is offline
Join Date: Mar 2004

Can someone Please explain a few things to me, I'm kinda new to this Mobile apps thing, although I have created some for Wordpress sites and they COST nothing at anytime for my users to use.

So with that being said if I install this Mod on my vBulletin Site, what are the costs? Each time someone accesses new data, Post, videos etc... they get charged? is that what a Push is? I want to be able to allow my members to view New posts, Comment/Reply if they choose and be able to keep up to date with whats new on the site each day without Breaking their Banks.

Is this a Product that can do that for me? I have read through many of the threads posts but many are quite old and I just want to be sure what I'm getting involved in before moving ahead. I don't mind if they have to pay $1.99 for the app, thats not breaking the bank , but I dont want them to have to pay additional fees on top of that.

Thank you and I'm sorry for being so Nieve on this subject matter...

Tom Martin
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 16:38
ClemsonJeeper ClemsonJeeper is offline
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No, the app costs 2$ for your user to download (one time fee). That is the only time they will be charged.

Everything else works fine. Push notifications are free. There are no additional charges.
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 22:30
PhillyTom PhillyTom is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Installed with no problems. Works great. Thanks.
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Old 30 Apr 2012, 22:24
ClemsonJeeper ClemsonJeeper is offline
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1.7.3 has been released:

* Remove requirement for branded users to have a push notification account
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Old 10 May 2012, 01:49
atcspaul atcspaul is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
awesome ap. thank you. easy to install for us and easy to use for our members.
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