- Feb 27, 2015
I've been trying and trying to get mobile versions sorted, or an App for XF for so long it's not true. There's nothing out there and the main issue for me at least, is we're so heavily customised and having spent almost £20k in total over 3 years means that to look for a new foundation software (as I didn't use it OOTB) would be costly in money, time, customisation and so forth. Hence why I am looking at IPS or staying and moving up to XF2, but we need something for mobile and need it yesterday. I've posted some stats about this previously somewhere, but our traffic is 85%+ mobile. And most of our users initially moan about how complicated it is on mobile. Yes, it is, but they need acclimatisation also.Taking things one step further, perhaps the time has come for forum developers to build their products primarily for mobile viewing with the desktop left as an afterthought. That after all was the thinking in reverse while the desktop reigned supreme. What a horrible thought!
But yes, this is something urgent we need.
I'm no dinosaur and have iPads, iPhones, laptops, etc etc. But am a solid desktop user like yourself. Man, I love my rig and to lose it means I'd be lost, without a limb.. but we have to look forward and I'm stuffed if I know how to.
I've started playing with React Native to see if I can make something but it's going to be easier said than done.