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11W App?

BuckeyeinToledo's picture
April 14, 2014 at 10:11pm
6 Comments

Seeing as I am still sort of new here.... Is an app in the works? Between theChive and 11W, I need some way of wasting time at work and getting paid for it.  Sometimes the iPhone browser isn't that kind.  Especially with .gif's and things of the nature(I can usually get them to work, but there has to be an easier way...) I feel like it would be worth money to me as well, especially ad free. I used the handy dandy search bar and noticed this was brought up around 2012 (http://www.elevenwarriors.com/blogs/spreston2001/eleven-warriors-app). "Patience" was the only answer received. It would be nice to have some sort of notification about replies(I could take or leave HS notifications).  Obviously this isn't as easy as Jeannie would have me believe, but please give it some thought guys?(If you haven't already?)

Jeannie

 

Seattle Linga's picture

The one thing I can mention about the staff - they continually look for ways to improve this site. I am sure an App is in sight but like you just said - patience is the key! 

If it means that it's better for the long run - I am sure they are all over it.

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BuckeyeinToledo's picture

I for sure can't be the only one wondering lol. They are all smart dudes, I'm sure something has to be in the works. Please?

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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osu07asu10's picture

I think the app is probably cost prohibitive for a free site and that the new site roll out was supposed to be a little more friendly to the mobile browsers.  I just picked up a nexus 5 and the thing is blazing quick so I don't have any lag...

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Technically Facebook and Twitter are free sites as well, it's all in the advertising lol. Lots of blogs have free apps with advertising(Chive, HuffPost, heck I think even the LOLcats blog has a free app?). I'm sure it would pay for itself in the process? Or maybe I need to buy more things from Amazon using the link at the bottom...

Edit: Also, please be good iPhone 6!!!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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osu07asu10's picture

You bring up somewhat of a valid point but would you want an add popping up in between every 2 or 3 forum posts to promote some shit that has nothing to do with buckeye football?

The ads on this site are minimal and that is a god send. Unlike FB or Twitter, 11w provides and creates the majority of the content on this site and that costs money (following recruiting, attending events, following team, practice, games, pressers, etc). FB and Twitter content is driven 100% by the user base.

Ultimately comparing a "business model" of FB, Twitter, and the Chive to that of 11w isn't even close to a like or similar comparison. 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

toad1204's picture

Jason discussed a while back on the old site, citing cost as the main problem behind an app.  Sounds like its a long term goal if they can get the $$$ for it.

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