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Introducing Frowser - My DotNetNuke Hackathon Entry

by Will Morgenweck on 26 Aug 2010 10:43 AM

When I first heard about the DotNetNuke Mobile Hackathon, I immediately wanted to write an app for Active Social.  Well, I actually did do that first but then decided I should write something that would be more useful to more members of the DotNetNuke community.  A typical DNN user visits and participates on a variety of different DotNetNuke sites, most of course are vendor related.  Plus, they usually have their own sites.  Most of these sites are either using Active Forums or the DNN Core Forum module.  What started out as simple app to let you connect to your own site running Active Forums, quickly evolved into a forum browser that allows for multiple sites and multiple forum options.  The really cool part is that Frowser can actually work with any site and any forum that has a Frowser Services Plug-in.  If you wanted to use Frowser with vBulletin, phpBB, Community Server, YetAnotherForum you could, once a Frowser plugin for those sites is created. 

Frowser is made up of two parts.  The Frowser Mobile Client is an iPhone app that communicates with the Frowser Services module that you install on your site.  Very little configuration is needed and it is very easy for your users to connect.  At the moment, Frowser is read-only, but should have support for replies and new topics very soon. 

You can learn more about Frowser and see quick demo on http://www.frowser.net

    15 Comments for Introducing Frowser - My DotNetNuke Hackathon Entry

    Raymond
    Raymond
    26 Aug 2010 11:01 AM

    Very cool!

    Is the source code available so we can create site specific apps? I would love to be able to create Apps for different clients where we are using Active Forums Enterprise. I don't want the customer or their clients to have to point to that site or specific forums.

    Thanks
    Will Morgenweck
    Will Morgenweck
    26 Aug 2010 11:05 AM
    www.activemodules.com
    Yes. The source will be available on codeplex later today or tomorrow. http://frowser.codeplex.com
    Raymond
    Raymond
    26 Aug 2010 11:39 AM

    Wow, that is a big competitve edge for us. You guys rock!
    NFXBeats
    NFXBeats
    26 Aug 2010 12:16 PM

    Android phones have had something like this for a while but none support AF (http://www.tapatalk.com/). Will it run on android?
    Larry
    Larry
    26 Aug 2010 01:04 PM

    Nice work Will! I can thiink of a couple of Key features to add, but I do not want to slow the wotk on AS 1.8 and the next AF. Anyway, 2 great freatures would be forum search and "My Topics" access.

    Keep up the good work. Frowser willl be great advertising for AM andDNN!
    Will Morgenweck
    Will Morgenweck
    26 Aug 2010 01:07 PM
    www.activemodules.com
    Android phones have had something like this for a while but none support AF (http://www.tapatalk.com/). Will it run on android?

    Yes and there is another for iPhone as well but they only support vBulletin. Android version will follow shortly.

    Nice work Will! I can thiink of a couple of Key features to add, but I do not want to slow the wotk on AS 1.8 and the next AF. Anyway, 2 great freatures would be forum search and "My Topics" access.

    Thanks!
    Frozen DNN
    Frozen DNN
    26 Aug 2010 03:47 PM

    !
    MHuijbregts
    MHuijbregts
    27 Aug 2010 02:24 AM
    www.biservices.eu
    Will,

    How will this get on the iPhone? Is it going to be provided through the appstore?
    Will Morgenweck
    Will Morgenweck
    27 Aug 2010 09:22 AM
    www.activemodules.com
    Yes, I'm hoping to submit it next week.
    Duane
    Duane
    27 Aug 2010 01:10 PM

    Excellent Will, falls right inline to what Ihave been working on lately. Any chance it will be available for the Android 2.2 (Sprint EVO)?
    fatgeorge
    fatgeorge
    03 Sep 2010 05:31 AM

    Congratulations on winning the Mobile Hackathon.
    MHuijbregts
    MHuijbregts
    04 Sep 2010 01:54 PM
    www.biservices.eu
    Well done Will. Congratulations with your victory!
    Paul
    Paul
    24 Jan 2011 04:10 PM

    Are there plans to create an App that will provide status updates to the journal or upload photo's also?
    MHuijbregts
    MHuijbregts
    29 Jan 2011 09:03 AM
    www.biservices.eu
    Are there Any updates on this? Is tapatalk an alternative? Were you able to get THE app through in the Apple store?

    Thanks in advance.
    sschleiffer
    sschleiffer
    07 Aug 2011 05:14 PM

    My users are pestering me for tapatalk so they can get into our AF using thier iPads...any news on this? I got to this blog via a Google search so I noted the thread had stopped about 7 month ago.
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