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How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« on: April 16, 2014, 11:36:26 AM »


Good morning Mr Mfoniso!
I don't know if I should begin a new thread for this but I guess u'd let if it is okay or not.
How do I go about developing an Android app for my smf forum?
Tanx! I'm always ready to learn for best and humble people like you, ciao.



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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 01:26:49 AM »
Sorry for the late responds, i have been away for the Easter brake, but i will make available a tutorial that can help you do this.
Thanks for coming around again.
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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 01:46:38 PM »


Kk! I'll be waiting...

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 01:44:00 AM »
Ok am back from the Easter holidays, let get started.
Actually to create an Andriod Apps for your SMF forum is quite simple this days, you dont really need to know anything about coding to be able to do that.
There are 2 methods to do this, which are.
1. Either you code it your self or
2. You use online Apps generators.

I will talk on the online App generator because its lot easy to use. There several online sites that are offering this services, such as Appyet.com, Appery.io,  appmakr.com, ibuildapp.com, Mobile Roadie.com, TheAppBuilder.com, Good Barber.com, AppyPie.com, AppMachine.com, GameSalad.com, ShoutEm.com

This are just a few, well i have only used Appyet, so i will go ahead and tell you what to do.
Go to appyet.com, register and login to begin you app creation for your smf forum.
Once you are login, simpy follow the instruction and provide the required detail  in the form provided. you will be needing your RSS feed, or xml but for smf you will need RSS feed.

Once you are done, click on build and have the app build for you. once it has been build, a link will be mailed to you, containing the link to use and download your app or share it.

Note also, that with appyet you can monitize your app.

Let me know if you have any problem with it.
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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 01:00:08 PM »


Okay! Just to be sure, how do I get the RSS feed for my site?

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 10:07:51 PM »
The RSS feed of your site is located just bellow SMF 2.0.7 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines of your theme. Note you might not see it on some some theme. However just include /index.php?action=.xml;type=rss to your domain name. Like that of your site is http://www.uniportforum.com/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss .
Thats all, et me know how successful you have gone.
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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 11:06:41 AM »

Is it a must dat I publish the app on android market via google playstore - $25??

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 11:13:19 AM »

By d way, I'm yet to come across any field to insert my rss feed...


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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 03:39:42 PM »
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Is it a must dat I publish the app on android market via google playstore - $25??
This is optional, you can create you app without publishing it on google playstore, test run it on your android device and if you are ok with it, you can deside to publish it. Though publishing it on google playstore will be of advantage, since millions of users will have access to it.

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By d way, I yet to come across any field to insert my rss feed.
If you go through the platform you will see where to do that.
its located under the Modules > Feeds > Detail >General >Feed
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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 09:06:50 PM »


Okay!

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2014, 03:06:03 PM »


Under Modules menu, there're so many many feeds and feed queries; the one I managed to check their details had no space for inserting rssfeed

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2014, 05:43:33 PM »
Ok this is what you need to do, when you are on the General screen,


Then click on Modules just next to it. On this modules page by the right, you will see Go to new modules, click on it.


This will take you to the bottom of the page, where you will see the  feed(RSS/Atom), Feed Query, Web and others.


Click on the feed(RSS/Atom) and add your RSS feed and save, try and do other things that you will be ok with.

Note: the web, will help you link other pages of your site.
Let me know if this was helpful and i look forward to seeing your apps.
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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 10:43:15 PM »


Feed(rss/atom) > Module type: feed > menu name > menu group name > menu order... So which field am I suppose to paste it?

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2014, 11:14:57 AM »
Please fill in those detail first and save,
Menu name: This is the name that will desplay on the menu e.g Uniport discussion.
Menu group name: This can be Group 1 or anything you wish.
Menu order: this can be any number from 1, 2...10 but note this is how they will appear from top to bottom.

Once you save, it will take you to another screen where you will insert your RSS feed.

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2014, 03:30:56 PM »


Tanx, have done it... How does the Web module works???

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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2014, 05:49:15 PM »
It works by using your web link, that is any link you wish for it to open when click on. you can download mine pn your android app and see how it is. Download all student forum android apps.
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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2014, 06:16:01 PM »

I don't have an android phone... But y is it that when any change is made, you'll need to build the app again; what if sb has already started using it and den you'd to make a change after which you submit to build again, will the changes reflect in the same one that person downloaded b4 d new change was carried out? If the ans is no, den I think the best will be for all the settings to be done before sending the link for people to download, right? 


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Re: How To Create Android Apps For SMF Forum
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2014, 06:50:11 PM »
Nice observation, yea, i will advice you create and test and be satisfy with the apps before you make it public.
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