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11W App?

BuckeyeinToledo's picture
April 14, 2014 at 10:11pm
37 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

 

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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...

 

XD

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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. 

XD

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

Enjoy that while it lasts. It's absurd how fast phones are fresh out of the box vs. 6 months later

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osu07asu10's picture

I'm already on to a Note 4, have been since October. It is still as fast as day one.

Might I suggest less adult sites BGSU?

XD

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

Oops didn't see the timestamp on that post. And come on now, I save those sites for the big screen desktop PC

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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.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

OvalBeachBum's picture

Sooo any updates on the 11W's app?

"Well, thats just like, your opinion, man."  -The Dude

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Bucki78's picture

"But I don't have to rely on a lot of people to tell me about the traditions of Ohio State. I lived it, I breathed it, I know it and I love it." - Urban Meyer

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grangel's picture

I'd pay for it

"Cause I couldn't go for three" - Coach Hayes

Redcoatin28C's picture

I design and implement apps all the time.  I would be thrilled to put something together for 11W.  However, I can't afford to do it for free, but I can make sure it's a LOT cheaper than you would expect.

Let's do this!

If you're going through Hell, keep going!

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Seattle Linga's picture

If you are serious and I think you are - try emailing the staff at the "Contact Us" below.

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Redcoatin28C's picture

Oh, I'm serious.

I'll shoot them an email tomorrow morning.  

I have some pretty f*cking cool ideas for the app.  I'd love to hear some of yours, too, everybody.

If you're going through Hell, keep going!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Nice - follow up with us if you get the thumbs up.

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Redcoatin28C's picture

Aye.

If you're going through Hell, keep going!

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Very cool RedCoat! It would be interesting, to say the least.  But, like 07/10 pointed out below, the mobile site is pretty slick; one of the best I've seen.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization." - Woody Hayes

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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osu07asu10's picture

The mobile friendly site takes the place of an app. 

I think what you're calling for is additional features that I'm not sure the staff cares to, or has the capacity to maintain. I don't have any issues accessing 11w via my phone and can't truly see how an app would make it better.

XD

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apack614's picture

I have a lot of problems with the mobile, I can see all .gifs and pics but the staff stories are where the problem is. Like the 3 top stories on the home page, I can only see the 1st one and a piece of the second one to click on. It will not let me scroll them or zoom out anymore. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the phone.

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

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osu07asu10's picture

Like the 3 top stories on the home page, I can only see the 1st one and a piece of the second one to click on. It will not let me scroll them or zoom out anymore. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the phone.

I used to have that issue with my nexus 5 but i no longer have that issue with the Note 4 (both android 4.4.4, now note is on L and chrome). 

What browser do you use?

XD

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apack614's picture

On my phone I just use the one labeled "Browser" I

I just tried Chrome, it works fine! Thanks, OsuAsu!

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

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OSUStu's picture

If you still want to use the regular internet browser, tap the menu that bring up the sidebar.  Once the sidebar is showing, you can scroll through the top 3 stories.  (I think it may have been OSUASU that revealed this trick to me.  Thanks OSUASU)

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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apack614's picture

Awesome thanks, OSUStu!

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

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osu07asu10's picture

That is definitely a work around Stu!

XD

BUCKEYE3M's picture

iPhone browser

Found your problem! 

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization." - Woody Hayes

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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CALPOPPY's picture

*sigh* Not this again...

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

I forgot the font...

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization." - Woody Hayes

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Jumar's picture

I have never had an issue on my S3, S5, or Note 4...

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got.

I mad the list. Dogs > Cats

DoubleAlumniBuckeye's picture

Considering all the great food recipes people post on here from time to time, they should just make an 11W Tailgating Cookbook app.

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Meek's picture

1/2 devoted to smoking meats.

External is external.

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KevinJ's picture

11W cooking app

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Jumar's picture

Where is Oyster?

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got.

I mad the list. Dogs > Cats

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KBonay's picture

I got lots of room for this new app

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WVpharmBuck09's picture
The size of my phone makes it hard to browse the web.
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OSUStu's picture

Would you guys please quit comparing sizes?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee