RealJock App.

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    May 27, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I think it would be freaking awesome if there was a RealJock App for smartphones. Don't you agree? Then again, nobody would probably get any work done.. Hmm.. Just thinking outloud. icon_smile.gif
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    May 27, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    Then again it would make networking a lot easier if I could do it away from the computer.
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    May 27, 2011 8:07 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif ...i was thinking bout that tooooo!...that'd be awesome...but u know what sounds good to have??? a button to make all straight guys turn into gay studs icon_razz.gif.
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    May 27, 2011 9:07 AM GMT
    umm can't you just load it in your phones browser?
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    May 27, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    It can, but I think these guys are looming for something that is a little more
    streamlined, perhaps a low bandwidth forum browser and a Grindr like client.

    But not likely to happen, what with Apple's very strict rules about no n00dz photos.

    And by that, not just n00dz photos, but anything modest that reveals a
    whiff of body hair, the tiniest sliver of butt crack, or anything below the waist icon_biggrin.gif

    More practically, there is also the cost of developing for iPhone and android and blackberry which would either get passed on thru ad streaming, or
    a somewhat significant cost at the app store.
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    May 27, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidIt can, but I think these guys are looming for something that is a little more
    streamlined, perhaps a low bandwidth forum browser and a Grindr like client.

    But not likely to happen, what with Apple's very strict rules about no n00dz photos.

    And by that, not just n00dz photos, but anything modest that reveals a
    whiff of body hair, the tiniest sliver of butt crack, or anything below the waist icon_biggrin.gif

    More practically, there is also the cost of developing for iPhone and android and blackberry which would either get passed on thru ad streaming, or
    a somewhat significant cost at the app store.
    with the droid market growing, that might change since Apple would have no say in anything that isn't on their platform.
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    May 27, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    I think a good solution would be for it to be done server side, like Weather Underground does with its site:

    http://i.wund.com/

    They describe it as Weather Underground for iPhone, but it works equally as well in Android. I saved it as a bookmark on my phone, and wherever I am, it automatically gives me the local weather forecast.

    RJ could set it up so that mobile web browsers are directed to a server (something like m.realjock.com) that dishes out RJ content in a format better suited to mobile phones.
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    May 27, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    cturtle saidumm can't you just load it in your phones browser?
    This is probably the best, easiest option for RJ
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    May 27, 2011 5:17 PM GMT

    A responsive web design is a better idea. Yea, it's more complicated code, and would require a redesign of the site, but you do it once and it works across all platforms and screen resolutions. It's browser-based, but it will know if you're on a 460-resolution smartphone screen (for example) and redraw accordingly for an appropriate UI. It's an option that's growing in popularity because hardware is changing so quickly, few websites can keep up.

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    May 27, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    I think it would ruin Realjock just a little... I mean I don't want RJ to turn into the new Grindr because some of us aren't on here just looking to blow a load...(nothing against grindr i just never use it)

    I like it here because it's personable for the most part, and not every gay person under the sun is here selling themselves dick.

  • EricLA

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    May 27, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    I don't have the impression that RealJock has the capacity to do something like this. I'm guessing they'd have to hire a programmer to create something, and I'm not sure it would quite capture the Real Jock experience we have on the web. I think the chat functions in particular would be hard for them to translate. I asked them last year about whether they had plans to make RealJock's site more HTML5-friendly so people on the iPad could have the same experience as using their computer. At that time they had no plans because they didn't expect the iPad to take off the way it and that they wanted to reach the largest group possible. I just checked back with them last week and the technology for them to do certain things apparently isn't quite there yet.
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    May 27, 2011 5:29 PM GMT
    I mean I don't see how they generate money with this website tbh and I'd rather have an ad free place than a app icon_razz.gif
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    May 27, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
    running11 saidI think it would ruin Realjock just a little... I mean I don't want RJ to turn into the new Grindr because some of us aren't on here just looking to blow a load...(nothing against grindr i just never use it)

    I like it here because it's personable for the most part, and not every gay person under the sun is here selling themselves dick.



    True, this is.

    And the forums (which I use the most) work just fine in the iPhone browser I use icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 28, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Maybe not the forums or anything, but I would love for the workout plans and meal plans to come on an iPhone friendly app for when I'm at the gym.
  • neon_tiger

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    May 28, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    fountains saidMaybe not the forums or anything, but I would love for the workout plans and meal plans to come on an iPhone friendly app for when I'm at the gym.


    +1!

    After all, RJ's slogan is "Gay fitness, health and life"
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 28, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Definitely some AWESOME ideas here!

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    May 28, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    huasqui said
    fountains saidMaybe not the forums or anything, but I would love for the workout plans and meal plans to come on an iPhone friendly app for when I'm at the gym.


    +1!

    After all, RJ's slogan is "Gay fitness, health and life"


    +2
  • needleninja

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    May 28, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    i would like there to be an app for it too.
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    May 28, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    I'd definitely love an iPhone app. Even if it just started out with only meal and workout plans to gauge interest, then later on started adding extra features like email, forums and profiles.
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    May 28, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    cturtle saidumm can't you just load it in your phones browser?
    This is probably the best, easiest option for RJ

    Yeah if they don't want to cater to any young adults.
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    May 31, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    DJBoston said
    A responsive web design is a better idea. Yea, it's more complicated code, and would require a redesign of the site, but you do it once and it works across all platforms and screen resolutions. It's browser-based, but it will know if you're on a 460-resolution smartphone screen (for example) and redraw accordingly for an appropriate UI. It's an option that's growing in popularity because hardware is changing so quickly, few websites can keep up.



    Totally agree. A mobile-friendly RJ site would make it easier to follow threads while waiting at the airport, for a subway, or on any line. There is no need to replicate the Grindr app in ANY way!
  • Anto

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    May 31, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    I doubt an app for Realjock would be allowed on the iOS platform because the site contains too much content that would be objectionable to Apple, like men showing off their bodies either nude or half-nude.

    Would probably work if it were on other systems like Android though.
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    May 31, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    it aint happening
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    May 31, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    They'd probably have to charge way too much for it, given that the site is largely funded through ads and donations of its clearly limited audience.

    Does RJ even still have the expanded paid memberships that it introduced a few years ago? I remember signing up for a month of that...it wasn't worth the cost.
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    May 31, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    I want!!!