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Jun 4, 2013
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Forums App?

Hi,

Does the forums app no longer exist? When I click on the button for Apple, it says it's not available in "my region". I'm in Canada.

Thanks!
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Jun 17, 2013
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It was discontinued earlier this year. Some features may continue to work, but it's completely unsupported so we don't recommend that you still use it.
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I haven't used this forum much over the years but i have to say the little bit I used it in the past few weeks has been a game changer for me personally. I was able to sell my car and make a big decision on home buying thanks to RFD!! Thank you!

Anyway, a nice mobile app would just make RFD much more accessible so I hope something is in the works for the future.
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muscan wrote: I haven't used this forum much over the years but i have to say the little bit I used it in the past few weeks has been a game changer for me personally. I was able to sell my car and make a big decision on home buying thanks to RFD!! Thank you!

Anyway, a nice mobile app would just make RFD much more accessible so I hope something is in the works for the future.
Thanks for your kind words! There are a lot of great resources here so I'm glad to hear its helped you out a lot in the past few weeks.

We're always looking to improve our mobile app. The forums section in the app should continue to improve as we build more advanced features into it (like we had in the previous Forums app).
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Oh so you mean to say the regular mobile app has forum capabilities. I didn't realize that. I will try it out!
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Jul 6, 2010
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Ah so this is why I can no longer login.

I have had both RFD apps but always used the forums app as I found it to be better all around. Sad to see it go.

Am I correct that there are no push notifications for the RFD app for subscribed threads? I have a feeling I won't be as active without mobile notifications for my subscribed threads.
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Dec 5, 2006
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TheGoodDealer wrote: Ah so this is why I can no longer login.

I have had both RFD apps but always used the forums app as I found it to be better all around. Sad to see it go.

Am I correct that there are no push notifications for the RFD app for subscribed threads? I have a feeling I won't be as active without mobile notifications for my subscribed threads.
I miss forum app as well.

Current redflagdeal app is super annoying when you try to back from sub forum to main forum ( for example from credit card forum to personal finance)
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smartie wrote: I miss forum app as well.

Current redflagdeal app is super annoying when you try to back from sub forum to main forum ( for example from credit card forum to personal finance)
and I had no idea you replied to me until I manually checked 12 hours later :-(

I really hope there is something in the works, just need mobile notifications for subscribed threads, quotes, etc.
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Sep 13, 2015
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Please bring back the forum app. Infinitely better. I like the way it brings you to the first unread post in each thread. Thread subscriptions, better notifications, pinned forums, and many other features not available on other app. Please.
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Is there anyway to have the new app launch directly to the Hot Deals forum?
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Lush78 wrote: Please bring back the forum app. Infinitely better. I like the way it brings you to the first unread post in each thread. Thread subscriptions, better notifications, pinned forums, and many other features not available on other app. Please.
The forums app definitely had some great features, but it became too difficult for the mobile dev team to continue supporting two independent apps. The plan is to bring native forum support into the main app (instead of just the web view like it is now). We're currently working on a major update to the log in system but after that I'll try to see if I can get a timeline on when we might start to see forums app features roll out to the main app.
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TomRFD wrote: The forums app definitely had some great features, but it became too difficult for the mobile dev team to continue supporting two independent apps. The plan is to bring native forum support into the main app (instead of just the web view like it is now). We're currently working on a major update to the log in system but after that I'll try to see if I can get a timeline on when we might start to see forums app features roll out to the main app.
Thanks for the reply. It is now very difficult to remain up to date. I really like the feature to mark forums read. I would use the forums app frequently to scroll down from newest to last read, then mark forums read. This way I would never miss any threads. Subscribe to many threads and set deal alerts. Now it's a chore to click a thread and scroll through pages trying to find where I left off. Also having to switch between app and chrome desktop mode to mark forums read which is very cumbersome. Looking forward to updates. Thank you for listening to my feedback.
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Lush78 wrote: Thanks for the reply. It is now very difficult to remain up to date. I really like the feature to mark forums read. I would use the forums app frequently to scroll down from newest to last read, then mark forums read. This way I would never miss any threads. Subscribe to many threads and set deal alerts. Now it's a chore to click a thread and scroll through pages trying to find where I left off. Also having to switch between app and chrome desktop mode to mark forums read which is very cumbersome. Looking forward to updates. Thank you for listening to my feedback.
Also in current RFD official iOS app, it's super difficult going back from sub forum to main forums such as from credit card to personal finance
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Dec 5, 2006
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TomRFD wrote: The forums app definitely had some great features, but it became too difficult for the mobile dev team to continue supporting two independent apps. The plan is to bring native forum support into the main app (instead of just the web view like it is now). We're currently working on a major update to the log in system but after that I'll try to see if I can get a timeline on when we might start to see forums app features roll out to the main app.
Question: how did we decide which app should stay? Like one is native app and one is web view, shouldn't we discontinued web view and continue native one?

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