vBulletin 5 Connect provides multiple ways to optimize your site for mobile visitors
A rapidly growing share of the visitors to your site will be doing so from a smartphone or tablet. vBulletin 5 Connect provides excellent mobile options to ensure your site is enjoyable to view and easy to post on from these devices.
vBulletin Mobile Suite
The vBulletin Mobile Suite includes native iOS and Android mobile apps for your site. These apps provide your growing number of mobile users with an optimized smartphone experience. The fullfeatured apps showcase your branding, provide mobile moderation capabilities and enable mobile ad monetization.
Status update as of 1st Feb 2014: Apple's compatibility requirements have recently changed and we are updating vBulletin Mobile Suite accordingly. Publishing of iOS apps will be held up for a few weeks while this is remedied.
Responsive Web Design
vBulletin 5 Connect uses responsive web design to optimize the display of sites based on the device being used. Whether someone visits a vBulletin site via a laptop, tablet or smartphone, they will be provided with an excellent user experience. This ensures that the growing number of mobile visitors to vBulletin sites will engage with these sites and be eager to return.
Your site users can access your vBulletin 5 Connect site via the iOS and Android mobile apps from Forum Runner. Forum Runner is built into vBulletin 5 Connect at no cost to you. The Forum Runner apps provide most of your site's functionality optimized for mobile devices such as smartphones.
Simply turn on Forum Runner in the Admin Control Panel and your forum will be usable for everyone who has downloaded the Forum Runner iOS or Android app.
Forum Runner features include:
||View imbedded links directly from the app||
||Full posting capability (quote posts, etc.)|
||Moderate forums from your mobile device||
||Customize your home screen with your favorite forums|
||Read and post private messages||
||Full forum search capabilities|
||Browse thousands of forums in an interface that is very easy to use||
||Use Google AdSense and VigLink to monetize your forum site|
||Post photos and view images posted in forums and save them on your phone||
||Free push notifications so you can get notified whenever people send you private messages or post in your subscribed threads|