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  • Install App in Android Emulator

    Install App in Android Emulator

    Don't have an Android device and want to see your vBulletin Mobile Suite app before it gets published? Then use the Android Emulator!

    Below is a tutorial on how to run your apk file in
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  • Installing Your App on your iPhone

    Installing Your App on your iPhone

    So you got the new Mobile Suite, compiled your App and submitted to Apple but don't wanna wait for Apple to Approve it and get in the store which can take like 6 weeks... You wanna use your app NOW...
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  • Recovering App Crash Reports

    Recovering App Crash Reports

    In order to help diagnose bugs and error reports it would be very helpful if you submitted the bug and crash reports generated by the apps in your JIRA issue report. These crash reports will be located
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  • vBulletin Mobile Suite FAQ

    vBulletin Mobile Suite FAQ

    Here is a basic FAQ for vBulletin's mobile applications.
    This FAQ will be updated.

    What is it?
    The product that will be available is an "app builder", it allows you to build a branded custom iPhone and Android app for your vBulletin website.

    Can I try it out?
    Sure. - Apple
    (here it is running on vBulletin 3.7)
    And here too. - Android

    What platforms are you going to support?
    Apple devices running on iOS 3.1.3+ (older versions may work fine - no promises though )
    This means, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone 3 & 4
    Android devices running version 1.6+

    Are you creating an iPad specific version?
    The iPhone app we have contains HD images, which means it looks/works fine on the iPad. This is in addition to the standard vBulletin skin working well in Safari on the iPad. We currently do not intend to create an iPad specific app.

    What other platforms are you going to support?
    Other platforms may be added too depending on market-share and their ability to support the basic vBulletin functionality.

    I have a symbian/Blackberry/windows mobile, will you support me?

    We have a mobile skin which will support...
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  • 11. Creating an Android Market Account

    11. Creating an Android Market Account

    <p>This article tells you how to create your Android Markey Account. This is the first step in getting your vBulletin App submitted to Google for Approval. </p>
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  • 6. Prepare Your App for Upload

    6. Prepare Your App for Upload

    <p>This article tells you how to prepare your app for upload. This is the sixth step in getting your vBulletin App submitted to Apple for Approval. </p>
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  • 12. Create an Android Application

    12. Create an Android Application

    <p>This article tells you how to create your Android Application. This is the second step in getting your vBulletin App submitted to Google for Approval. </p>
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  • 10. Installing Application Loader

    10. Installing Application Loader

    <p>This article tells you how to install Apple's Application Loader App ID. This is a supplemental article in getting your vBulletin App submitted to Apple for Approval. </p>
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  • 9. Contracts, Tax, and Banking

    9. Contracts, Tax, and Banking

    <p>This article tells you how to banking and tax information. This is an optional step and only required if you wish to sell your App on the iTunes App Store or if you will be using iAds. It should not be required if you list your App for free and do not use iAds.</p>
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  • 8. Submitting Your App

    8. Submitting Your App

    <p>This article tells you how to create your submit your App to the iTunes Store. This is the eighth step in getting your vBulletin App submitted to Apple for Approval. </p>
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