RealJock App


  • Dec 27, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    So, when will there be a RealJock App that will allow me to upload pictures from my iPhone and track my workout progress?
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    Yaven saidSo, when will there be a RealJock App that will allow me to upload pictures from my iPhone and track my workout progress?


    I would love one as well as for them to bring back the RJ t-shirt!
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
    It's been discussed. It won't happen.
  • kittar

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    Dec 27, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidIt's been discussed. It won't happen.


    details?
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:25 AM GMT
    kittar said
    Ariodante saidIt's been discussed. It won't happen.


    details?


    It's been brought up in the past here, if I remember correctly the admin's position on the matter was that an app would not be in the works.
  • kittar

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    Dec 27, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    kittar said
    Ariodante saidIt's been discussed. It won't happen.


    details?


    It's been brought up in the past here, if I remember correctly the admin's position on the matter was that an app would not be in the works.


    Grr. Sad, because I'm sure someone in this community would have the knowledge and skill level to work with the app development companies to construct this. And the tee shirts could be sold again to cover expenses ;)
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    RJ FAIL!!!!
    icon_mad.gif!
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    kittar said
    Grr. Sad, because I'm sure someone in this community would have the knowledge and skill level to work with the app development companies to construct this. And the tee shirts could be sold again to cover expenses ;)


    I think there's a ton of merchandising potential on RJ as well as ways the site could expand the way it interfaces with its members. The general impression I get though is that the site is pretty much just cruising along as what it is right now and not really looking to grow or develop much.
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:39 AM GMT
    Hmm.. Don't you need a computer to activate/sync an iphone?
    Perhaps the OP should upload his pics through his computer for the time being. icon_idea.gif

    Also, uploading pics works fine on Android phones. So mobile Safari is the problem here. Try Opera and see if that works for ya.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/opera-mini-web-browser/id363729560?mt=8

    my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2011/05/24/opera-mini-6-finally-ready-for-iphone-and-ipad
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    Dec 27, 2011 10:42 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    kittar said
    Grr. Sad, because I'm sure someone in this community would have the knowledge and skill level to work with the app development companies to construct this. And the tee shirts could be sold again to cover expenses ;)


    I think there's a ton of merchandising potential on RJ as well as ways the site could expand the way it interfaces with its members. The general impression I get though is that the site is pretty much just cruising along as what it is right now and not really looking to grow or develop much.

    I think the issue is RJ is built based on custom software. The advantage is you can create the look and feel and functionality exactly as you want and have complete flexibility regarding advertisement arrangements. The disadvantage is the difficulty in leveraging off any developments of others. Aside from the custom approach, other options are 1) to buy forum software, do some modifications and host on your own server or pay to use a commercial server, and 2) use a server based forum hosting service that provides a complete solution of forum software and server hosting. Customization is possible, but limited compared to a complete custom solution. I'm an admin on another site that is not completely custom, and we have features such as robust searches as well as fully functional apps for iPhone and Android. Everything is a trade-off.
  • bad_wolf

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    Dec 27, 2011 10:50 AM GMT
    That's a shame, then again probably a good thing, I would never log out if I did =op
  • Brando

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    Dec 27, 2011 11:17 AM GMT
    If you already have a smart phone, then why do you need an app?

    Ive got a droid and keep realjock and facebook open in my browser all the time.
    I can upload pics, view forums, and I get an email notification as soon as someone hotlists me.

    I can immediately open my browser, and BOOM! Im realjocking.


    The only problem is chatting, the phones java ware is not up to par and i cannot scroll down through a chat and I cant use any punctuation. So`this`is`how`i`have`to`type



    Apps just take up more room on your phones memory.
    theres no need for it.
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    Dec 27, 2011 11:57 AM GMT
    It seems like RJ is doing well compared to most dating sites closing at the end of this year, such as my favorite - Dlist icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 27, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    Brando saidIf you already have a smart phone, then why do you need an app?

    Ive got a droid and keep realjock and facebook open in my browser all the time.
    I can upload pics, view forums, and I get an email notification as soon as someone hotlists me.

    I can immediately open my browser, and BOOM! Im realjocking.


    The only problem is chatting, the phones java ware is not up to par and i cannot scroll down through a chat and I cant use any punctuation. So`this`is`how`i`have`to`type



    Apps just take up more room on your phones memory.
    theres no need for it.


    Agree this was read and replied to on mine.
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    Dec 27, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    IF no RJ app. What other (iphone) apps do you guys use?

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    Dec 27, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    Brando saidIf you already have a smart phone, then why do you need an app?

    Ive got a droid and keep realjock and facebook open in my browser all the time.
    I can upload pics, view forums, and I get an email notification as soon as someone hotlists me.

    I can immediately open my browser, and BOOM! Im realjocking.


    The only problem is chatting, the phones java ware is not up to par and i cannot scroll down through a chat and I cant use any punctuation. So`this`is`how`i`have`to`type



    Apps just take up more room on your phones memory.
    theres no need for it.

    In the opinion of many, apps provide a better user experience by having an interface specifically designed for a small screen.
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    Dec 27, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    krush saidIF no RJ app. What other (iphone) apps do you guys use?



    For fitness/nutrition stuff, Daily Burn.
  • a303guy

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    Dec 27, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    too bad an app isnt happening. connexion.org had one, and while they are now gone, it was a simple app that at least sized the pages automatically. using RJ on my Droid is OK, but having to constantly re-size the pages for readability is kind of a pain (and makes it obvious when i'm at work that i'm totally like, not doing work...hehe)
  • CAtoFL

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    Dec 27, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    What do you mean? I use the RJ app all the time! ;-)

    RJLOGO3

    J/K. As you can tell, I took that screen grab long before Retina Displays. It was back in April, 2009 when I first saw a post about creating an RJ app.

    I'm thinking it's never gonna happen. :-(
  • Anto

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    Dec 27, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    In the opinion of many, apps provide a better user experience by having an interface specifically designed for a small screen.

    Well you can do the same thing with html/js really.

    I think a bigger problem is that Realjock would have to contend with Apple and it's developer/content guidelines instead of just having their app be made the way they see fit and content the way it's members want it. The content would have to conform to what Apple deems as fit or appropriate for it's users not Realjock's.
  • FredMG

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    Dec 27, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    Yaven saidSo, when will there be a RealJock App that will allow me to upload pictures from my iPhone and track my workout progress?


    My question is:how do you use RJ to track your workout progress now? - comming from they guy who's posting weekly weight loss stats on his RJ page?

    You can use Bento or Numbers to set up your own custom work out and or nutrition logs, though I've stopped recording every last set and exercise at the gym on my phone, it breaks up and adds too much non-sweat time to my workout. I get in, get the heart rate up, lift and hit each exercise fast to keep my heart rate up and get out.
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    i would do it.. hell I will start doing that with my MiCoach data on here soon enough!
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    Dec 27, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    Anto saidIn the opinion of many, apps provide a better user experience by having an interface specifically designed for a small screen.

    Well you can do the same thing with html/js really.

    I think a bigger problem is that Realjock would have to contend with Apple and it's developer/content guidelines instead of just having their app be made the way they see fit and content the way it's members want it. The content would have to conform to what Apple deems as fit or appropriate for it's users not Realjock's.


    Negative. I find it amusing that many people think that Apple goes through the app and reject it because it doesn't like the way your app looks. Read the developer guidelines. The document is several pages, but it comes down to 3 things in layman's terms.

    1. Does the app NOT DO what you advertise it does?
    2. Does it steal credit card info or include malware?
    3. Does it spread hate messages or intentionally distribute porn?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, the app will be rejected. There's a little more to this, but that's pretty much it.

    The big question, and probably the most likely problem is limitation of the infrastructure. Does this site has the necessary web services to expose the content to mobile devices (or any client really). Directly connecting to the DB is a huge NoNo and is a huge risk in maintainability, scalability, and security. If this site is ran on a CMS, my guess is that it is not designed to have external clients (like a mobile app) to grab and update content. Unless those services are there, it's probably not going to happen anytime soon.
  • kittar

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    Dec 27, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Ariodante said
    kittar said
    Grr. Sad, because I'm sure someone in this community would have the knowledge and skill level to work with the app development companies to construct this. And the tee shirts could be sold again to cover expenses ;)


    I think there's a ton of merchandising potential on RJ as well as ways the site could expand the way it interfaces with its members. The general impression I get though is that the site is pretty much just cruising along as what it is right now and not really looking to grow or develop much.

    I think the issue is RJ is built based on custom software. The advantage is you can create the look and feel and functionality exactly as you want and have complete flexibility regarding advertisement arrangements. The disadvantage is the difficulty in leveraging off any developments of others. Aside from the custom approach, other options are 1) to buy forum software, do some modifications and host on your own server or pay to use a commercial server, and 2) use a server based forum hosting service that provides a complete solution of forum software and server hosting. Customization is possible, but limited compared to a complete custom solution. I'm an admin on another site that is not completely custom, and we have features such as robust searches as well as fully functional apps for iPhone and Android. Everything is a trade-off.


    Interesting, I didn't consider this. Thanks for sharing icon_smile.gif
  • Anto

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    Feb 12, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    SoloXCRacer said
    Negative. I find it amusing that many people think that Apple goes through the app and reject it because it doesn't like the way your app looks. Read the developer guidelines. The document is several pages, but it comes down to 3 things in layman's terms.

    1. Does the app NOT DO what you advertise it does?
    2. Does it steal credit card info or include malware?
    3. Does it spread hate messages or intentionally distribute porn?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, the app will be rejected. There's a little more to this, but that's pretty much it.


    There is a lot more to it..

    Steve Jobs Releases His 10 CommandmentsSteve Jobs released rules, apparently in his own words, outlining creative correctness in Apple's App Store. The Apple CEO's "guidelines" are arbitrary, prudish and almost comically despotic. But at least now they're written down and exposed to public scrutiny.

    Apple released a set of "App Store Review Guidelines" today, governing all content, games and tools that can be installed on the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. It's the first time Apple has spelled out for developers how it makes decisions about the app store, where a lengthy approval process and seemingly arbitrary rejections have angered and frustrated app publishers. The rules, whose language hints strongly that they were written by Jobs himself, come amid a broader retreat for Apple, which today also backed off rules that had banned apps translated from Flash and that had stifled Google's mobile advertising network.

    At least one of those rules came under scrutiny by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission. Apple's also been under heat from programmers at other companies. The company's app store director Phillip Shoemaker publicly trashed the developer of Facebook's hugely popular iPhone app, who quit developing for the app store in disgust. Shoemaker also clashed with other developers, including one who wrote an online essay entitled "Pass the lubricant as we're getting fucked by Apple too."


    Even just recently Apple rejected an app that was a calendar paying tribute to Steve Jobs because Apple apparently decided Steve Jobs should be honored in other ways.. The app is available now on Cydia for jailbroken iOS devices which is ironic because Apple/Steve jobs tried to make it illegal to jailbreak an iOS device.

    Some more examples:
    Apple’s Gay Culture Bans Don’t Make it ‘Moral’ or ‘Pure’

    Jobs Rewrites History About Apple Ban on Satire