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    Is a MERB App For Smartphones In Development?

    I was wondering if the MERB IT Department is developing an App, in light of this thread saying MERB is in the top 5 in Google searches,

    https://merb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...rb+google+hits

    I can read MERB on my smartphone but it`s difficult, and I have to do a lot of manipulations. A user friendly app would be nice.

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    MERB and App in the same sentence, I thought I would never witness this day. MERB ranking 5th in Google search, with respect to what keywords? Googling up merb and finding out that https://merb.cc comes only in 5th position or googling escort in montreal and finding merb in the 5th position, not the same thing.

    I think there is already a merb app out there though. I was invited to install it whenever I tried to visit merb from a mobile device.

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    I have not gotten such an invitation, why not?

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    The app is called "ForumRunner", I installed it a couple months ago. It allows you to access the Merb site from you phone.

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    Deboner, how is the forum runner app? It looks like it is $1.99 to download. I was hoping for a MERB specific app? Maybe MERB IT department has this in the works?

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    Blame it on your user agent, I guess, for not identifying itself as a tablet or smart phone? I did not intall the merb app, though. I don't know if this app is merb tailored app or just a generic vbulletin app. I hope that you were sarcastic when mentionning merb IT department, there are no IT departments in this era, not anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    I was hoping for a MERB specific app? Maybe MERB IT department has this in the works?
    OK, EB, I see that you have not been sarcastic in your seminal post. While letting merb's R&D department assess the pros and cons of a merb app, granted that one does not already exist, I will install the app I got the invite for and I promise that I will review it in this same thread even if this would cost me the hefty amount of 1.99.

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    Forumrunner is a generic vbulletin app for iPhone or iPad. It is available through the iTunes. It works great...much easier to browse and read than using safari on the iPhone. I've been using it for several months.

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    Forum runner is a vBulletin or Forum client it may work well but i'm sure it is not related to to MERB. It's suggesting me to install it when i'm using merb on my phone but when i try to access other board as well
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    HFE,

    When I said MERB IT department I was referring to that individual who has responsibility of software upgrades and development. Even my firm has an IT department. It's one guy who has a computer consulting business who works with small businesses. A contractor. MERB certainly has someone performing these services.

    I have Safari on my phone and it is just too much manipulation. Reading is harder than posting. This post is from my phone.

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    MERB does not have an IT department to the best of my knowledge. We do have someone who maintains the VBulletin software and the server but MERB does not design it's own software. The Forum runner program is what Fred and his admins have chosen for smartphone access to MERB. I do not believe that anything else will be forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    HFE,

    When I said MERB IT department I was referring to that individual who has responsibility of software upgrades and development.
    Understood EB.

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    I've installed Google Chrome on my iPhone which I much prefer over Safari.
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    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

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    Thanks SK. I also have an iPhone and I will try the Google Chrome. Safari is just to hard to use to forum surf.

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