Is Your Forum iPhone Compatible? If No…Why Not?

The iPhone and iTouch has become such a popular device. Most internet fanatics will have one just because it has become such a great gadget. You can surf the web, check your email, socially network and kill time by playing some games. The product is huge and worth the price.

Did you know that the iPhone 4 sold more than 3 million copies in its first week of launch?

In order for your users to achieve a user friendly experience of surfing your forum on their iPod an application has been made for you to download.

Forum Runner

Forum Runner is a superb application which allows you to add your PhPBB3 or VBulliten forum to their system which will let your forum to be visible from their user friendly application.

Forum members will no longer have to go to Safari, type in the URL and constantly zoom in and out to read content on your forum. I found the application to save me a lot of time while I caught up on threads on my forums.

How it Works?

You, as Forum Admin go to this page and register your forum with the system.  You then have to download and install a mod/plug-in for your forum to install.

Create an announcement on your forum explaining that you have registered with the system and if any of your users have an iPod to download the Forum Runner app, it’s free. Note:  There is also a pay-ware version with more features included.

Personally, I found the application so much better than Safari and found the forum so much easier to read.  I would expect most of my members felt the same.

You Can Even Monetize the App

Forum Runner even allows you to display Google Adsense ads on your forum allowing you to generate an income. The more users surfing your forum from their iPod the more money you will generate.

Extras Worth Considering

Ever wanted your own iPod application. Forum Runner offers to create your own application for your forum. This means that your forum will have its own application in a similar format to forum runner to download from the iPod store.  This does not come cheap though.  More info on Branding

What’s Your Say?

Do you user Forum Runner on your forum? Would you consider using Forum Runner on your forum now? Post you comments below I would love to hear them.

Why another blog about forums? Great question, we are just a couple of forum owners who have built ours forums from the ground-up. We just wanted a blog for real life forum owners, with real life experiences.

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  • Tom August 1, 2010, 5:50 am

    Is it available in App Market? I couldn’t find it using my iphone.

    • Glen August 1, 2010, 3:03 pm

      Yeah, just search “forum runner” in the app store. Be sure to go to the forum runner website and add your forum to their database so that it is compatible.