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Is there a Greencine "App" for SmartPhone users??
Topic by: Phasmatrope
Posted: February 27, 2010 - 7:53 PM PST
Last Reply: July 17, 2011 - 4:16 PM PDT

author topic: Is there a Greencine "App" for SmartPhone users??
post #1  on February 27, 2010 - 7:53 PM PST  
Okay, so first off let me just say that I am not a fan of this whole concept of using "Apps" to access websites, if it was up to me, every Smartphone would use classic, type in the URL Premium HTML.

Nonetheless, so I finally broke down and upgraded to a data plan/Smartphone today (Blackberry Curve), was disappointed to know that it too used Apps to access the 'net, but what'cha gonna do... modern man can only survive on phone/text alone for so long.

My question is, IS there an "App" available to let me get on the site?? What do all you iPhone users do?? Till my number finishes porting & I can actually use this phone, I guess I just won't know...
post #2  on March 1, 2010 - 2:58 PM PST  
That would be quite handy, wouldn't it.
post #3  on March 2, 2010 - 3:11 PM PST  
> On March 1, 2010 - 2:58 PM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> That would be quite handy, wouldn't it.
> ---------------------------------

Well, all I know is, my BBerry currently doesn't seem like it can access the site... sucks.
post #4  on March 2, 2010 - 3:32 PM PST  
Have you tried installing a third party browser? Opera has one available for the Curve, and it might help overall with your access to sites that don't have apps available:

Let me know if that works and if not I can ask my tech guys here to see if we can get to developing an app. In the meantime, let me know how you're liking the Curve. I've been stuck with my BB Pearl on TMobile waiting for a decent phone to upgrade to and have decided on the Nexus. Excited to try it out and upgrade to the smart phone world!

post #5  on March 4, 2010 - 8:18 AM PST  
Ahhh...the iToughMyself phones. Man, if one more person pulls out their phone to play with messages and god knows what all while they're supposed to be hanging out with me...I will smash the phone. I actually can't name anyone I know who hasn't done that to me recently.

Damn you all! >:|
post #6  on March 5, 2010 - 11:09 AM PST  
I feel left out. I only have a Sanyo phone which is only sort of smart. ;-)
post #7  on March 5, 2010 - 12:13 PM PST  
Actually, I just have a regular old Samsung phone myself, and I can identify with you quite well Battie. It's the United States of Attention Deficit.
post #8  on April 5, 2010 - 7:44 PM PDT  
> On March 5, 2010 - 12:13 PM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Actually, I just have a regular old Samsung phone myself, and I can identify with you quite well Battie. It's the United States of Attention Deficit.
> ---------------------------------

Yeah I know, as DB-ey as my inquiry no doubt seems, I do agree completely; I myself am disgusted by how technology has contributed further to our already declining attention spans (every time I send someone a decent catch-up email of more than a paragraph, and I get some curt response--or no response at all--because I later whiningly find out that it was "too long..." for them to read on their f'in iPhone, I seriously think of revising my list of "friends"... somewhere out there, the thought alone still counts).

But yeah, that aside, I do love my new phone, although yes the only drawback as far as websites that I frequent is that I can't really use GC/can't peak at my Queue (in fact the site was taking SO long to load the other day, it basically froze my phone and I had to remove the battery to turn it off, and restart it). Which would be nice, because then that could spare me from having to login to GC using the ol' work computer and potentially raising any eyebrows...!!!)

post #9  on July 17, 2011 - 4:16 PM PDT  
A decent app would be a good thing, but you'd need to cover all three major phone OSes and that's a pain.

A nice, phone-friendly version of the web site and queue would be a better first step. My phone can handle the site fine, but I hate waiting for it to render and since my queue takes forever to load on a normal computer, it's horrible on the phone, even without the hassles of reading and editing it on a small screen.

In between would be a simple, stable API and see if the community comes up with something.

It's a PITA that I can get movie info from my Netflix app or faster and then hope I remember to put it on my queue when I get home. But that's what I wind up doing.

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