For the past six months I've been tinkering with a set of unofficial apps
for MetaFilter. When I started this project there weren't any official apps on the horizon and except for an odd
3rd party iPhone app I couldn't find anything else so I decided to explore the problem on my own.
posted by Jeff Howard to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM (26 comments total)
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These are only prototypes, but they're functional and include the ability to read, comment, flag and favorite on MetaFilter, Ask MetaFilter and MetaTalk. I'm experimenting with some touchscreen enhancements and I'd like to get some feedback to see whether there's any interest in taking this further, particularly in light of the official iPad app
that's now in the works.
You'll need an appropriate device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android 2.2 or newer phone or an Android 7- or 10-inch tablet) to load these apps. You're welcome to try them even if you're not interested in formal beta testing but the prototypes aren't optimized for anything like full MetaFilter traffic, so I'm trying to start slow. I've also cobbled together some screenshots if you don't have access to a phone or tablet or don't want to load the prototypes.
Last week I e-mailed the mods about this project but I want to be clear that the prototypes are entirely unofficial and not endorsed by anyone. I was just curious about the potential and wanted an app for my own use. I'm happy with it, but I'm hoping to see how the prototypes work for people who aren't me.