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Old 26 Mar 2011, 18:13
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Lightbulb Photo uploads for mobile users on site

Looking for a mod that would allow members who are using our mobile skin to upload photos directly to a new thread or post without having to email another site.

I want the photos emailed to my site and then uploaded directly to the thread or post. I would like to see it work like facebook so that a member could simply email the photo to a specified account on my server and her/his image would appear in the thread selected or created.

I am not interested in having my members email or register somewhere else to upload a photo. I have a server and it seems like this should be possible, but I can't seem to find a modification like this for VB.

Many of the members of my site carry their cell phones and take photos at different conferences and displays and want to post the photos directly from their phone. Currently, they have to upload their photos to either their computer or some photo posting site and link to the photos. I am looking for a mod that would get rid of the middle effort.

Any ideas or solutions/ suggestions welcome.

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Old 26 Mar 2011, 20:43
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Tapatalk is a mobile app (not a mobile style) and allows you to easily attach photos from compatible phones... iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, webos, and some others.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232437

Forumrunner is also very good - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=240652 - but it only works on iPhone and Android at the moment.
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Old 29 Mar 2011, 20:30
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Thanks Joe! I am really looking for a mod or software that I can use on my own server to handle this. I don't like relying on another website to be up and responding in order for something to work correctly on my site - or for that matter, having members of my site have to register or pay another site to use a feature on my site. I bet someone comes up with something like this before long. So many cool modifications and coders here.

Thanks again for your suggestions.

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Old 20 Jul 2011, 09:35
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Originally Posted by kether1 View Post
Looking for a mod that would allow members to upload photos directly to a new thread or post
Have you had any luck in finding a mod that does this?
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Old 07 Feb 2013, 10:19
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bump, anybody know of a mod that uploads pics from phones and tablets? Apart from tapatalk and photobucket etc.
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Old 07 Feb 2013, 16:23
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doesn't your mobile style allow the user to attach files? or use the IMG bbcode inline?
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Old 15 Jun 2013, 22:04
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Still looking for a solution that isn't using another site... any updates I should know about?

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Old 13 Jul 2013, 05:59
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If I'm reading this correctly, the problem is when you access vBulletin boards from your phone, you get the Mobile version - and photos can NOT be attached from your phone via mobile version???

I'm working on vB 4.2 and members want to post photos from their phone through the mobile version, but can't figure it out. Is this possible?
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Old 13 Jul 2013, 17:45
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Originally Posted by joeyanyc View Post
If I'm reading this correctly, the problem is when you access vBulletin boards from your phone, you get the Mobile version - and photos can NOT be attached from your phone via mobile version???

I'm working on vB 4.2 and members want to post photos from their phone through the mobile version, but can't figure it out. Is this possible?
Currently there is not any way to upload photos to the forums via mobile device(without using another site). One can use BB code [Img] and link to a photo uploaded somewhere else, but the mobile skin will not allow attachments.
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Old 13 Jul 2013, 22:01
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It is not an easy thing to do without making an app for the phone itself.

Older Phones - The only way is to accept SMS messages directly to the board for the older type phones, then decode the encapsulated photo data in the sms message.

Iphone requires an upload app, there is no access to the file system from the safari browser -- that I know of. There are other browsers that will work for this like "icab". Iphone6 has been reported to be able to access the photo areas from the browser.

Android has a similar problem.

This is why third party products must be used. As phones get better browsers this problem may go away. Anyway, so do not wait around for a vb developer anytime soon to solve this problem for the mobile style. On my board we wrote our own app for Iphone and android and we accept SMS messages from a third party. It is all complicated and messy.

I hope this helps.

--------------- Added 13 Jul 2013 at 14:12 ---------------

In my opinion, in the short run, I think forum software has to have tighter integration with external services. That solves the album/photo issues, text messaging issues, and image issues. Unfortunately, we are just stuck using third party software and gateways.

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Old 15 Jul 2013, 05:56
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Thanks everyone for the responses. That's what I needed to know.
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