The Android app is currently at the latest released version of 1.1.3. 1.1.4 is slated to come out (possibly only available with vBulletin version 5) "soon".
There's not much we can do, vBulletin's support is terrible. We're still running version 3.8 of vBulletin because no one at vBulletin knows how to help us upgrade a site with this many posts to version 4 without taking the site down for days - now they're going to expect us to pay to upgrade to 5 to get fixes (despite paying for a broken app in 3.8).
Mobile skin just makes it work using the phone's native browser and gives the mobile ability to Windows Smartphone and Blackberry users. It also allows you to browse the site with this normal skin should you choose to or if a bug would appear like the inability to view VM's.
Taptalk does pretty much the same thing as the app but some of the bugs in vBulletin's app aren't happening in it. It also adds the site to their list of forums which is free advertisement to attract users to the site.
The app itself allows you to directly go to the site from your phone's app menu. It's convenient to have this for some.
Having all of these options available doesn't slow down site performance. The only thing slowing down site performance is the inability to set up and host a website. If you threw the site on a GoDaddy server I guarantee these problems rarely happen if at all. Their bandwidth and network structure is far better than what you're gonna find in a SDI server room.
SDI can blame vBulletin all they want but as long as you use the app exclusively and don't work with the other (and better) options, especially the mobile skin, it's gonna be troublesome with the app alone.
and like behnke said, use a mobile skin. we've been saying that since before the app was made. it's better and it would give people with blackberry's and window's phones the ability to post in their phones.
Seven days now. Ignored our comments and nothing back. Typical, it seems.
Ahh, yes the good old days!
Don't forget about Dre.
So update maybe?
I see this thread is slowly turning into an off-topic thread instead of app support..
It's not like there's any support given anyway. All we know is SDI is pointing the finger at vBulletin and not doing anything to fix it. I've already given the most simple solution (mobile skin) so even if it's generic, it's better than a god forsaken app crawling with bugs.
I was on the app today and it is so slow. it was really laggy and just things like scrolling up and down pages were a struggle. I run a lot bigger apps on my phone with no problems. not to mention, I can't view my profile on the app. the app is awful and should just be scrapped for the free tapatalk plugin or mobile skin.
I started a thread about this and the psd team got pissed off eventually with all the hate replies lol
It doesn't work right for anyone. It's awful.
Don't like me?
Go have a seat with the rest of the putas waiting for me to give a flying fk.
yea, it's sucked since day one. it just annoys me that nothing is getting done about it.
We have posted several times in several different threads on this issue. Our development team is aware of the issues with the mobile app and they are working to address the issue. The last update that I was given was early 2013 for the updated version of the forum which will include a new mobile solution.
We would have scrapped the V-Bulletin app a long time ago but it works fine for some users...so we decided to keep it active. Our suggestion it to simply use a mobile browser until the new mobile solution is ready for launch.
every poster I've talked to about it has had some problems with it though.
I'm not mad at you psd-team, but the excuses that they give us are always the same and it's annoying.