The forums as an app would be cool. It wouldn’t have to be special, but just to work like the website does. I use my phone to read up on the forums anyway, but I’m sure it would be a waste of resources
I wish as well, I don't open mobile forums anymore due to it being like that
It's not a waste of resources, but it's a limitation in regards of the software we are using for the forums.
The forums are mobile-friendly, as I'm sure you know. What do you imagine the difference would be, practically speaking, between having a forums app and looking at the forums website in a browser app? Not trying to rain on the parade, I'm genuinely curious.
Well, truth to be told, it's a bit of a... meh thing.
It's just the limitation set by the theme we use.
Personally, it’s just really slow (even on my IOS phone). Things are sized odd and for a phone, it’s not organized greatly. It is mobile friendly, but could be improved for mobile users and would be nice just to open an app instead of going to the website all the time.
and I see what you mean, yes
I don't find it to be slow, and my phone is nowhere near as flashy as an iPhone. Have you tried using it in a different browser? Maybe Safari (which I'm guessing is what you're using, could be wrong) is the problem and not the site itself.
It's definitely not perfect on mobile, but as Luzi pointed out there's unfortunately not a lot the devs can do about that because of template limitations.
The forum runs well on my phone. I don't know if the forum is prepared or not but there's a plugin to make it compatible with some apps. I used to activly participate in several foruns and there was an app I used (don't remember it's name but with a bit of googling you will find it or some similar) were, if the forum had it's plugin installed, you could use it on the app. It was pretty nice actually.
I use safari and sometime chrome. It’s just slow for me and my phone is really fast with everything else
Perhaps you could try giving Firefox or Opera a go? They're both known to be lighter on the processing power than Chrome or Safari.
I will definitely try, thank you <3