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  • How to Install test vBulletin Apps

    How to Install test vBulletin Apps

    Testing iPhone on Simulator

    Required software

    Installing the application on the simulator
    1. Grab the latest build package for the simulator. The filename is something in this format: -Simulator..zip.
    2. Copy the file in the application folder (/Users//Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.1/Applications).
    3. Unzip the file, it will create a fo
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  • Upgrading vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4 with New Upgrader

    Upgrading vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4 with New Upgrader

    Hello fellow admins,

    This is a video tutorial showcasing the new upgrader while teaching you how to easily upgrade from vBulletin version 3 to 4.

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  • Method List

    Method List

    A list of all methods found within the Mobile API organized by class.

    REST Server Specific Methods
    • api_init [v3|v4]
      Register a new client or returns API info and Access Token.
    • api_usersearch
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  • API Overview

    API Overview

    The Mobile API allows you to access existing vBulletin structures through a REST Server via GET and POST requests to your server.

    REST Interface
    The API uses a REST-like interface.
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  • Handling Session Timeouts

    Handling Session Timeouts

    If a client session is idle for a set period of time the session will timeout or expire. After this happens, it will no longer be valid. This value is set at "Settings -> Options -> Cookies
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  • Bloginfo Array

    Bloginfo Array

    The array contains the information of a blog entry information. It contains:
    • blog_title - [String] Blog title.
    • username - [String] Blog user name.
    • rating - [String] Blog entry rating.
    • ratingnum
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  • Blog Array

    Blog Array

    This array contains the information of a blog entry. It has the following items:
    • blogid - [Integer] Blog entry ID.
    • profilepicurl - [String] Blog user's profile picture URL.
    • postedby_username
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  • Threadbits Array

    Threadbits Array

    Threadbits Array contains an array of threadbits in a forum. threadbit array contains the following items:
    • thread - [Array] The thread information. It contains:
      • threadid - [Integer]
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  • Pagenav Array

    Pagenav Array

    Pagenav Array contains the information to construct a page navigator. It contains the following items:
    • lastnumbers - [Array] The numbers for "Last Page" link to display "Results
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  • Attachment Option Array

    Attachment Option Array

    Attachment Option Array contains the following items:
    • attachments - [Array] Attachments which have already been uploaded to the thread/post. It's a list of attach array that contains the following
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