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Old 21 March 2011, 12:49   #1
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I have the new Ribnet android app on my phone. I'm pretty new to this smart phone business (my last phone could just about take a picture so long as you didn't want to recognise the subject!).

I can view threads, see the pictures - even read someone's profile - but how do I post? I've not been asked to login so I guess this is the first step...
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Old 21 March 2011, 13:41   #2
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I have the new Ribnet android app on my phone. I'm pretty new to this smart phone business (my last phone could just about take a picture so long as you didn't want to recognise the subject!).

I can view threads, see the pictures - even read someone's profile - but how do I post? I've not been asked to login so I guess this is the first step...
Why don't you just log on via internet same as your puter like wot I'm doing now to reply to your post? Easy.
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Old 21 March 2011, 15:25   #3
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[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE]Why don't you just log on via internet same as your puter like wot I'm doing now to reply to your post? Easy.
Because:
1. Other people tell me uploading pictures from a phone is tricky/impossible (or is that just those iPhones?).
2. I assume the intention was that you could post as well as read - so either there is a bug or some part of the user interface is not that intuitive
3. Because the layout has been specifically designed for viewing on a small screen which makes it easier than all the sliding about / zooming in/out required for a full size internet page.
4. I've just got a Smartphone because society made me feel inferior without one, I therefore need to get all possible apps on said smartphone, without which my life will be incomplete!
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Because:
1. Other people tell me uploading pictures from a phone is tricky/impossible (or is that just those iPhones?).
Well my iPhone couldn't do it, Apple are control freaks imho. I've just tried it on my Android phone and it went through all the motions and found my picture gallery auto magically but I'm in Yorks hills just now with a week gsm signal so the upload timed out. Will confirm when I get home. Remind me to check.
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2. I assume the intention was that you could post as well as read - so either there is a bug or some part of the user interface is not that intuitive
I can't see how to post either.
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3. Because the layout has been specifically designed for viewing on a small screen which makes it easier than all the sliding about / zooming in/out required for a full size internet page.
Well, I dunno about your phone but mine resizes and formats text to the screen size you choose so that it doesn't need to be constantly zoomed and slid like an iPhone.
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4. I've just got a Smartphone because society made me feel inferior without one, I therefore need to get all possible apps on said smartphone, without which my life will be incomplete!
You were incomplete without one! Hehe. The more apps you have running the more battery you will use and also the more communication your phone is making with the outside world the more battery you'll be using. So, its worth switching off unnecessary tx/rx events such as constantly looking for emails, gps signal, auto updates etc. and an essential app to auto switch off all unnecessary running apps is: Fastest Task Killer. Don't worry, they restart the moment you tap them to use them.
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Ah ha, our new leader has now provided guidance on logging in via android. See below:

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Andy Staple (our graphics designer) has an Android and I asked him to send me a step by step on how to post with the Android app. Here what he sent me:

1.) If you're not logged in, at the main screen that displays the Forum Categories hit your options button on your android phone to bring up the options panel. Select "Login" and insert your username and password.
2.) Once logged in you'll be back at the main screen that displays the forum categories. Select any category you'd like to enter to view that categories forums.
3.) Select a forum from the list on the screen and then you should see a list of the most recent threads within that forum.
4.) To start a new thread, hit your options button to bring up the option panel again, and select "New Thread".
5.) If you'd like to respond to a current thread simply open the thread and then use the option button on your android phone to pull up the options again. From there select "Reply".
6.) The reply screen is simply a very large text box that you can then enter your post.

and thats it, you're now up and running with your Android App. You can also explore other options and additional functionality via the options button on just about any page within the app.
What Andy refers to as the "Options Button" is called "menu" on my HTC.

To post a picture direct from the camera reply (or start new thread) then "Add Attachment" - you'll get an option to use the camera.
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Right, just gone through the normal process of posting a picture from Android phone. It worked fine just as it works from my computer. Went back to edit, removed picture and uploaded an alternative one and it all happened sweetly.
Oops, a sideways pic, shoulda chosen different one. I'll try another just incase it was rotated.
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Seems fine. Android rules KO.
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I'm getting problems uploading posts using the ipad since I edited my settings on my desktop ???

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Right, just gone through the normal process of posting a picture from Android phone. It worked fine just as it works from my computer. Went back to edit, removed picture and uploaded an alternative one and it all happened sweetly.
Oops, a sideways pic, shoulda chosen different one. I'll try another just incase it was rotated.
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