myurr wrote:forty-two wrote:I would be very interested in an F1Technical Forum "App" which would allow me to read and post to the forum on my mobile without needing to use a web-browser to do it. I guess this would be tricky, not least because there are at least four competing o/s's for smartphones at the moment (Android, Blackberry, Iphone and Windows) so I image that even if such an application were easy to produce for one model, it would be hard to support all.
Just my tuppence!
Alternatively, some form of twitter feed which reflects the forum would be good, but of course that would be tricky, not least because most forum posts are significantly longer than Twitter allows in a single tweet, and they often contain many images.
The easiest way of achieving this would be to produce a mobile skin for the main web pages and then embed those in an app. I'd be happy to write the Android version.
Writing a full app would allow for many more interesting features, plus things like live chat feeds during races and practice sessions, but would be much more involved to develop and would require an API in order to play nice with the website. I'd still be happy to be involved with all that, but it would be a big job and would be best with several contributors.
Wow, well I would be very pleased to help with development, but alas there are two important problems...
1. I don't have an Android Smartphone (it doesn't support RSAP profile, so no good for my carphone! I have WM6 and Blackberry)
2. The last serious bit of coding I did was about ten (ok nearer to 20!) years ago, mostly in Pascal, but a touch of C++. The only work I've done lately has been in Visual Basic.
I would however be VERY happy to do some Alpha/Beta testing. That's actually a large part of my job, so I am (I think) pretty good at it.
As far as I know, development on WM6.0-6.5 is pretty easy, but WP7 is a bit of a pig, not least because no low level IP stack access is presented to the dev. Blackberry however is a mystery to me!