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Announcing Forum Runner - vBulletin Android/iPhone/iPad App
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Introducing Forum Runner for the iPhone/iPad/Android vBulletin!

Security Update - Version 1.7.5, Please Update Your Installation

http://www.forumrunner.com

What is Forum Runner?

Forum Runner is a vBulletin mod that allows your users to browse your forum using a native Android/iPhone/iPad client. This means faster access for those users since it only downloads the actual forum information rather than all the extraneous images that slow down the mobile connection.

Forum Runner now supports the iPad natively! Download the Forum Runner app once and support both iPhone and iPad versions in one universal app!

iOS 4 multitasking on the iPhone is fully supported by Forum Runner.

Forum Runner is FREE for forum owners to install, and takes less than 5 minutes. The client for the iPhone/iPad/Android costs 1.99$ which is LESS THAN THE COMPETITORS, and has more features. Please see the list below for full information on Forum Runner's features.

Forum Runner inherits all the security built into vBulletin, so users running Forum Runner will only be able to see the same forums and threads as they could using a regular browser.

Forum Runner Feature List
  • Native Android/iPad/iPhone support
  • iOS 4 multitasking support
  • Browse your favorite forums in an easy-to-use-interface with multiple notification types (private message, subscription, etc)
  • Fully customizable home screen with your favorite forums
  • FREE PUSH NOTIFICATION SUPPORT : Get private message and subscribed thread updates from your favorite forums in the background!
  • Poll updates (private messages/subscriptions) from favorites on home screen - shows you a summary of which forums you have new messages or subscriptions on!
  • Graphical display of polls - view results and vote on polls
  • Moderation tools for your moderators/admins (close/open thread, stick/unstick thread, move thread, delete posts, etc)
  • Image attachment thumbnail and full size viewing from threads
  • View a thread's image attachments in one convenient screen (much like the native iPhone "Photo" app)
  • Save thread images to your iPhone/iPod touch library
  • Fully searchable forums!
  • Multi-quote support
  • View embedded links without leaving the app, including YouTube videos
  • Supports portrait AND landscape mode
  • Full posting options (quote posts, start new thread, etc)
  • Attach unlimited photos from your library (or take a photo from the camera and attach it)
  • Full support for private messages and private message folders
  • Full support for thread subscriptions - track your favorite threads and be updated via push when they have new posts!
Forum Runner currently supports vBulletin 3.6.x, 3.7.x, 3.8.x and 4.0.x. We are adding support for other mobile phones as well as forum software.

There is a Free version available in the iTunes App Store and Google Market as well which allows your users to try out Forum Runner before making a decision to buy it. It has all the features of the full version except that it does not have the ability to post threads and a few other differences which are outlined on http://www.forumrunner.com.

Some screen shots of Forum Runner running on various devices:

iPhone: Home Screen with customizable icons and notifications:



Push notification updates while outside the app:



Image attachment browser from a thread:



Fully searchable forums:



Full forum browsing:





How do I get the Forum Runner vBulletin Add-On?

You can download the latest version from vBulletin.org below. However if you download this version, you still need to register your forum on our directory list so it shows up in the iPhone/Android client. Please note that if you download the addon from vBulletin.org, you will need to download the unique sitekey.php file from http://www.forumrunner.com after you register your forum.

To register your forum, simply head over to http://www.forumrunner.com/?p=register. Full instructions to register your forum in the Forum Runner database are there. Once you register your forum, you can download the sitekey there. Simply place this file in the "forumrunner" directory that is created when you unarchive the add-on.

Also, there is a support forum located at: http://www.forumrunner.com/forum Please post up your ideas or any issues you have with the App there.

How can I get the Forum Runner iPhone Client?
Either search "Forum Runner" in the App Store on your iPhone, or click one of the links below:

Get Forum Runner Full Version from App Store

How can I get the Forum Runner Android Client?

Either search "Forum Runner" in the Google Market on your Android device, or click one of the links below:

Get Forum Runner Full Version from Google Market

[B][COLOR=Red][SIZE=3]BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE RIGHT VERSION FOR YOUR FORUM!
BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE RIGHT VERSION FOR YOUR FORUM!

This is the vBulletin 3.8.x thread. For other versions, look below.

Forum Runner for vBulletin 3.6.x
Forum Runner for vBulletin 3.7.x
Forum Runner for vBulletin 4.x

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Major Additions Announcing Forum Runner - vBulletin Android/iPhone/iPad App ClemsonJeeper Modification Graveyard 183 05 Jun 2012 18:26

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Old 09 Nov 2010, 20:12
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Version 1.5.2 has been released:
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* Add support for "Delete as Spam" and "Ban User" for those mods/admins with access
* Fix issue with soft-deleted threads showing up in thread list/search
* Add support for showing signatures to users
* Fix issue with using Arabic characters for login/password
* Allow administrators to choose forums to exclude from sending to Forum Runner mobile clients. This is found in vBulletin Options->Forum Runner->Exclude Forums
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Old 15 Dec 2010, 17:10
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Version 1.5.3 has been released:
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* Fix many issues with forums with foreign character sets (logging in, push notification, moderation, etc)
* Fix issue with forums that disable attachments completely incorrectly allowing Forum Runner to attach images
* Fix issue with some threads crashing with iPad clients
* Add ability to configure which user groups you want to EXCLUDE sending Google AdSense or AdMob ads to
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 15:46
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Great app and exceptional service and response to inquiries. Thank you!
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Old 14 Jan 2011, 19:19
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Making mental note to try this in the future.
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Old 25 Jan 2011, 16:18
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Version 1.6.1 has been released:
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* Allow forum owners to configure the color of the navigation bar of their users while browsing their forum.
* Allow forum owners to provide default 'forum icons' for their forums/subforums - see forumrunner/icons/README.txt
* Modify 'preview' to show preview of last post in thread rather than first
* Add ability to enable "Signature" so that your posts will have an optional "Sent from my <device> using Forum Runner" appended. This can be overridden by the forum owner.
* Add support for displaying HTML, BBCode markup, and animated smilies
* Add support for viewing online status through app
* Add support for reporting of posts via app
* Handle [COLOR], [I], [B] BBCodes
* Add ability for users to choose if they see the last post or first post in thread summary screens
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Old 25 Jan 2011, 20:25
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 17:06
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Is this for real? Users need to pay for an app to view my forum? Tell me I'm understanding this wrong and you guys are joking please. Also, I need adsense on my forum, there is no way around this. Will this hack violate their terms?
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 17:48
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Is this for real? Users need to pay for an app to view my forum? Tell me I'm understanding this wrong and you guys are joking please. Also, I need adsense on my forum, there is no way around this. Will this hack violate their terms?
Someone has to pay for all the development that went into this app. You know to even have an app listed in Apple's store is $100 a year, even if it's a free app.

If you'd rather pay for it out of your pocket you can choose the "branding" link on their homepage and buy a version specific to your forum your users can download for free.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 19:50
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Does this app support custom bbcode smilies?
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 23:41
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Originally Posted by boggseric View Post
Does this app support custom bbcode smilies?
It does.

If you have custom smilies, the user can tap on the post when viewing it and it will load the custom smilies (and HTML / full BBCode) in a fast-loading window.
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 23:42
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Is this for real? Users need to pay for an app to view my forum? Tell me I'm understanding this wrong and you guys are joking please. Also, I need adsense on my forum, there is no way around this. Will this hack violate their terms?
Sure its for real. :-)

If you don't want your users to pay for it, then you can head on over to the support site and look for the "Branding" link on the top of the page. You can then request for your own app to be created and listed in the iTunes app store and Android Market.
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 19:16
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For one of my sites (Walt Disney Boards) I may purchase the branding free version. I'll have to continue to do more research though to ensure that my folks would use the app as much as I would
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 19:49
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how much?

Originally Posted by scottct1 View Post
If you contact ClemsonJeeper he can make a custom version of the program for your website which you can in turn give away for free.

Sure it costs something to have a custom version made, but its worth it.
Are there details about this, like how much and h
ow customized? This option sounds interesting
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Old 14 Feb 2011, 13:48
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This look incredible! Any development toward also supporting Black Berry?

Regards,
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Old 04 Mar 2011, 08:37
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Some notes after purchasing the app and installing this mod.

Things I like...
  • I love the mod/admin options.
  • It seems just a hair snappier than tapatalk.

Things that could be improved...
  • Favorites on home screen. Would be one less click to get to content.
  • Wish there were a light/dark option.
  • Notifications - tapatalk does this better at the moment. It shouldn't need another account registration and there's no option to set a specific ringtone for Forum Runner notifications.

I'm really digging the app, but my main gripe is the notifications.

Also wish there was a cheaper branding option that smaller boards could afford.
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