Add 3reef To Your Phone's Home Screen

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Opening a browser on my phone and typing '3reef.com' got really old, so I added some code that makes 3reef app-like with a bigger display and a shortcut icon on your phone's home screen. Instructions below.

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    For iPhone, follow these instructions:
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    For Android, follow these instructions:
    http://www.androidpit.com/how-to-add-bookmark-android-home-screen

    Note: I had to do some voodoo here so please report any issues opening links while in this mode. It did work in my tests, but I only have an iPhone.

    This mode is great and easy to use. It will buy me a little time while I develop a true 3reef app with push notifications and more.

    I hope you like it.

    matt
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
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  3. SnooknRedz

    SnooknRedz Vlamingii Tang

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    Pretty neat Matt! The new logo, along with the new site, is fantastic. Good job man.
     
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    So on the Samsung devices, all you have to do is press the settings soft key (left button) them click add shortcut. Viola!
     
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  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I appreciate you sharing that mdb. That should help others here.

    That means a lot Snook. More to come. Thanks!

    matt
     
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    Update -

    I have taken us out of 'web app' mode to get the standard back button back on iOS. I will leave it like this until I code a back button and a better to-top button. This one has a weird pinball 'tilt' that goes fast and reloads fast. heh. It needs polish a BACK button and a FWD button too. I'll work on that. You may need to delete this one and save another due to caching. Or I you read this tomorrow, the cache may be clear.
     
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    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Thanks Matt. Deleting and adding it again worked. It was driving me nuts. Hehe. Thanks for all of your hard work.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    It was driving me nuts too. I got the back button code together today, still need to make it all play nice and look ok. Should be pretty soon.
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Still loving this. But the photo-bombing banner that happens when you start a reply sometimes has to go. Weird it doesn't happen all the time. Anyone else get this? image.jpg
     
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    Yes I too noticed that Matt.
     
  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I worked on 3reef mobile tonight.

    1) Blue dot bug on recent threads is fixed
    2) I made the like, quote and reply buttons smaller on mobile. They were too big, too easy to click and distracting. I think the smaller ones are better. What do you think?

    matt
     
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