Brett L

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  1. Tier II Support Vacancy

      You may want to ask them about that. They may have put that restriction in because they only wanted certain timezones.  If that's the case then canada might be acceptable. 
  2. 4.0 - Forms

        Not to butt into what seems to be a heated argument but as a mobile developer I can tell you the Interface builders aren't used as much as you think they are.    The Android interface builder is useless. You usually just write your own XML for layouts.      IB on iOS really only saves you time setting the frames of an item, yes it gives you access to some popular properties but not all. Most companies don't even allow the use of nib files because of how difficult they are to resolve merge conflicts in. (OSX is the same way).   RDEs are designed to just make it quick to layout where you want your items to be. A web form is more of a linar layout. You typically don't have forms thrown all over in random places on a page. A drag and drop UI isn't really necessary. 
  3. consistency in your code.

  4. consistency in your code.

    If everyone used macs this wouldn't be a problem.
  5. Login from desktop application

    If you make a request using a useragent matching the mobile applications you will get an XML response. That said there is no saying how long IPS will keep the XML skin.
  6. I know there is a popup that says something along the lines of "your post has been submitted for moderator review". However, I want to ability to physically be able to see my own entire post, edit it, make changes, what-have-you. I tend to be the kind of person who types the post up, click reply then goes back and proofread. Not to mention the countless times where I post in a thread go back 5 minutes later and can't remember whether I ever actually clicked submit. Yes, I'm dumb. Please cater to my stupidity. :)
  7. Mobile Apps Status

    I wrote the IPB mobile applications. Both the iOS version, and the unreleased Android version.   I've extensively researched this topic.   The IPS applications where a side job that I did in my free time. For a day job I manage a team of mobile developers. I daily need deal with the apple approval process, the fragmentation of Android, and read more articles on user patterns of mobile applications then I could count. Trust me I firmly believe after several months of working on the projects myself that IPS is better off developing a web-based solution and advise them to do so.   Saying that IPS is ignoring mobile solutions is inaccurate, trust me I know first hand Lindy and the rest of management know the significance behind mobile solutions, however, they also know their staff's strengths and weaknesses and are doing what is best for their company. 
  8. Mobile Apps Status

    Web applications that are bookmarked to the homescreen have the ability to strip the url bar and bottom bar.  For example:   A well written web app for IPS would mean the user wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the web app and the mobile app.    These web apps will be made for you site and be completely usable. I'm beginning to think you don't know what IPS means by "web app".
  9. Mobile Apps Status

    The "big players" have a little bit more resources then IPS. Yes, IPS is doing well but mobile development takes about 5x the amount of time it takes to just make a good web application. IPS would need to higher an entire team of developers in order to write native applications that could compete with that of their web app.  Trust me it is very hard to find a mobile developer who can work on both iOS and Android and be familiar with IPS Products. 
  10. Securiry: using auto update by GIT.

    Well technically you would still have pull the code. It wouldn't be automatic.
  11. Love the new avatar ;)

  12. Mikey any chance of ever being able to do this in your bug tracker app?

    1. Mikey


      That'd be WAYYYY complicated due to the nature of tabs, so I'm not sure right now. It'd be nice to do but I can't promise anything.

    2. Brett L

      Brett L

      That's fine i'll just get the app then create an IP.Content page that pulls them out and displays them the way I want.

    3. Mikey


      Okay, thanks for the purchase :)

  13. E-mail Routing

    This is a great idea. I really hope mark looks into it.
  14. I Would Like to See Better Profiles

    3.4 was made to be more of an admin-friendly release. We have not "gotten away from making the software better for members" it was just planned that 3.4 would be primarily for admins. Trust me front end usability enhancements are still very much on everyone's mind.
  15. I Would Like to See Better Profiles

    What specific changes would you like to see to the member list While I do agree profiles have lots of room for improvement i'm a little bit curious as to what you would like to see the member list offer that it doesn't already offer. I agree it is rather cumbersome to just a list of thousands of users but how do you propose we improve that?