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    Default [APP]AndroidCentral webapp(unofficial)

    I didn't like the tapatalk based AC app

    (it lacks controls or I'm just to dumb to figure it out)

    so I whipped up one based on pure WebView goodness its only function it to bring you AC website quickly and that means full control

    I wanted to post it here in the options S forum first cause its my android stomping ground

    I'm a little worried about the launcher icon though its hard to resize images on a phone so its up to your android scaling ability I tried though

    made it on on my Samsung prevail with A.I.D.E and mad reading skillz IV also included the source in hopes we could start a community fun project to make a android central app that feels more homebrew and full featured
    Why?
    .......cause we just roll like that at Android Central


    Android central webapp:



    Source code:



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    Nice. And yeah. Tapatalk keeps adding different features that XDA/AC don't keep up with.


    Nice job. And congratz :thumbup::thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    Nice. And yeah. Tapatalk keeps adding different features that XDA/AC don't keep up with.


    Nice job. And congratz :thumbup::thumbup:

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    In all fairness its a chore to keep updating the AC app and also many of the features Tapatalk adds require the forums to constantly update plugins to utilize these ongoing new features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    In all fairness its a chore to keep updating the AC app and also many of the features Tapatalk adds require the forums to constantly update plugins to utilize these ongoing new features.

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    That why AC should have a totally custom app grant it I don't think webview is quite the answer but at lease it lets you attach things ect

    I understand tapatalks purpose but to model the AC app off of it is a bit redundant instead of AC worrying about "keeping up" with features of tapatalk we should just have custom features tailored to AC and only AC otherwise I'd just use tapatalk instead of the AC app

    Know what I mean?

    Idk something leading edge like a post rom button or something

    Tapatalks interface is good though but it lacks just to post a screenshot :screwy:

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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp

    Cool idea. I kinda liked the AC app idea, because even though I purchased Tapatalk, I only ever used it for AC & XDA anyway.

    If you are haggling over features, I'm not sure how practical a "Post ROM" button would be. Perhaps building in the ability to grab a logcat and push to the site? Seems easy enough to implement...
    If you are inclined to spend a lot of money and want a pretty trophy with which to pass the next few years of your life that talks to you in a condescending voice, can't navigate to save its life, expects full control over all you do, demands $13 for a $3 purchase, allegedly has a single recessed button, needs an expensive computer and a credit card to do anything, hates your music and has purses designed just for it...

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    It is a lot more complicated than you would think. Not only does the application have to be developed, but there also would be backend work, writing plug ins and custom code for the forum software.

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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp

    Quote Originally Posted by epidenimus View Post
    Cool idea. I kinda liked the AC app idea, because even though I purchased Tapatalk, I only ever used it for AC & XDA anyway.

    If you are haggling over features, I'm not sure how practical a "Post ROM" button would be. Perhaps building in the ability to grab a logcat and push to the site? Seems easy enough to implement...
    It is a cool idea, not something tapatalk will ever implement

    Quote Originally Posted by cole2kb View Post
    It is a lot more complicated than you would think. Not only does the application have to be developed, but there also would be backend work, writing plug ins and custom code for the forum software.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    Cole2kb is absolutely correct. It's a lot of work, and if you haven't seen, paying to have a custom version of tapatalk is pretty freakin expensive... Thousands of dollars, and more if you want it updated. If it were cheaper to make their own AC would have done it.

    If anyone is interested, I've made a forum app for another forum I like to participate in (it's based on a webview but has some simple controls) .

    If this is something those of you wanting a different app like, I can easily re-code it to work for Android Central.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cole2kb View Post
    It is a lot more complicated than you would think. Not only does the application have to be developed, but there also would be backend work, writing plug ins and custom code for the forum software.

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    That's very true I wanna try to add features but I wanna base it on what exist already however......to bad I couldn't get a peak under ACs hood....

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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp

    I meant the logcat feature that I mentioned seemed easy, not the entire project. That could take a lot of work and skill to get right.
    If you are inclined to spend a lot of money and want a pretty trophy with which to pass the next few years of your life that talks to you in a condescending voice, can't navigate to save its life, expects full control over all you do, demands $13 for a $3 purchase, allegedly has a single recessed button, needs an expensive computer and a credit card to do anything, hates your music and has purses designed just for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernotzy21 View Post
    That's very true I wanna try to add features but I wanna base it on what exist already however......to bad I couldn't get a peak under ACs hood....

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    I understand where your coming from, but the biggest thing really isn't the Tapatalk vanilla software that the AC App uses as a base its the plugins and coding that goes into the vBulletin software for the forums. As easy as it sounds Tapatalk's plugins they put out don't always gel as they hope with even the most popular forum software.

    I truly believe Android Central's version of the app is setup fairly well with the most important features. Again its supposed to be a mobile software to make forum browsing easier without all the fuss of a regular browser so its basically achieving what its supposed to do.

    But do please keep the ideas and suggestions coming, someone higher up than us is always watching and listening
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    Quote Originally Posted by epidenimus View Post
    I meant the logcat feature that I mentioned seemed easy, not the entire project. That could take a lot of work and skill to get right.
    Logcat is easy to implement, unless you are unrooted running something at API level 16 or higher. Apps can't get logcats in jellybean without root and it's a little weird to have a forum ask for root access lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    I understand where your coming from, but the biggest thing really isn't the Tapatalk vanilla software that the AC App uses as a base its the plugins and coding that goes into the vBulletin software for the forums. As easy as it sounds Tapatalk's plugins they put out don't always gel as they hope with even the most popular forum software.

    I truly believe Android Central's version of the app is setup fairly well with the most important features. Again its supposed to be a mobile software to make forum browsing easier without all the fuss of a regular browser so its basically achieving what its supposed to do.

    But do please keep the ideas and suggestions coming, someone higher up than us is always watching and listening
    Actually I'm wondering if it would just be easier to add more functionality to the existing AC app ourselves

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    Logcat push (that's a great idea!)

    I really got started on this cause I couldn't post any screen shots

    I'm looking into implementing logcat ability now

    prob just have a button that copys logcat and uploads it as a text file

    Hmm I wonder if I could implement that tricky style to the existing layout???



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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp

    Quote Originally Posted by vernotzy21 View Post
    Actually I'm wondering if it would just be easier to add more functionality to the existing AC app ourselves

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    I really got started on this cause I couldn't post any screen shots



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    Which AC app are you speaking of, the one you made? or the tapatalk based one that's on Google play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonycr View Post
    Which AC app are you speaking of, the one you made? or the tapatalk based one that's on Google play?

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    The tapatalk one

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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp

    Quote Originally Posted by vernotzy21 View Post
    The tapatalk one

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    I don't think it's possible to modify that. Someone would have to be able to code in smali (which is extremely hard to do), instead of the normal java. I dont think tapatalk gives out the uncompiled source code to its customers . Your best hope is the new one you made.... Although I'm not sure how much java you know.

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    You know honestly I'm useing the tapatalk one now it great for regular posting its faster than webview

    Would someone be so kind as to decompile the AC tapatalk app and post it here
    I have no PC and I'm not able to decompile~~~*yet*:rolleyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonycr View Post
    Logcat is easy to implement, unless you are unrooted running something at API level 16 or higher. Apps can't get logcats in jellybean without root and it's a little weird to have a forum ask for root access lol.

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    I forgot you need root For logcats!

    IV only been a unrooted android user for about 1 day in my whole life and proud but I keep forgetting half the planet is afraid to root their device's


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    I'm still learning. I'm hoping to learn to speak it fluently though
    Would we get in trouble if we modded it just for us?(AC members)

    Well then maybe ill change it from a webview to a listview and call it "Tapspeak"

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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp

    Originally Posted by vernotzy21
    Actually I'm wondering if it would just be easier to add more functionality to the existing AC app ourselves

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    I really got started on this cause I couldn't post any screen shots



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    Which AC app are you speaking of, the one you made? or the tapatalk based one that's on Google play?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    Oh I'm sorry I miss understood you everything to mod is the one I made unless we can mod the tapatalk one

    Sorry I quad posted I'm just excited IV been stareing at my phone since IV open this thread dying for some feedback.

    So let me get this straight jellybean doesn't allow
    < uses-permission
    android:name="android.permission.READ_LOGS"/>

    Or it does and you have to be rooted??

    I haven't had much chance to play with jellybean yet

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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp

    Quote Originally Posted by vernotzy21 View Post
    You know honestly I'm useing the tapatalk one now it great for regular posting its faster than webview

    Would someone be so kind as to decompile the AC tapatalk app and post it here
    I have no PC and I'm not able to decompile~~~*yet*:rolleyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenameisnigel View Post
    I would decompile it for you, but I'm not sure that it is allowed.
    You're allowed to decompile it, but I'm not sure it would do any good unless someone knows smali

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonycr View Post
    You're allowed to decompile it, but I'm not sure it would do any good unless someone knows smali

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    Bottom line, this app probably shouldn't and won't have native posting ability. Nobody can stop you from decompiling an APK, but I doubt anyone else is going to do it for you here. Hell, if you really want to try to make a useful app in the long-term sense, go decompile Tapatalk instead of the AC app.
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    Default Re: [APP]AndroidCentral webapp(unofficial)

    Quote Originally Posted by cole2kb View Post
    Bottom line, this app probably shouldn't and won't have native posting ability. Nobody can stop you from decompiling an APK, but I doubt anyone else is going to do it for you here. Hell, if you really want to try to make a useful app in the long-term sense, go decompile Tapatalk instead of the AC app.
    Gotcha, I'll try it.

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    Yaaay I'm back I don't know smali iv checked out some smali source and looking at it makes me want to tear out my brainstem and sew a blanket with it to keep out the chill of confusion
    In fact I'm still learning java I want to implement logcat but I think its hard (for me anyway)

    Save logcat as a txt
    Auto attach to to post
    Sounds easy but again......the brainstem thing

    As far as ac app asking for root id be cool with it

    Once implemented maybe change name to "ac webapp for beta testers"?

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