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Forum Name: Your thoughts for YachtsandYachting.com
Forum Discription: What do you think we should be featuring on YachtsandYachting.com
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Topic: YachtsandYachting.com 'Sailing News' app
Posted By: Mark Jardine
Subject: YachtsandYachting.com 'Sailing News' app
Date Posted: 17 Apr 13 at 4:30pm
Hi all

The YachtsandYachting.com Sailing News app is now available for iOS! Simply search for 'Sailing News' in the app store or scan the QR code below.



At the same time I thought it would be interesting to find out what type of photo / operating system you use on your main phone. Hence the poll!

Feel free to give us your feedback on the app and what you think we should add to it - as with all things YachtsandYachting.com, it's a work in progress!

Cheers, Mark



Replies:
Posted By: Roger
Date Posted: 17 Apr 13 at 5:04pm

Brilliant, works a treat Mark Clap




Posted By: craiggo
Date Posted: 17 Apr 13 at 9:22pm
Will it work on a Kindle Fire HD?


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 18 Apr 13 at 5:37am
Originally posted by craiggo

Will it work on a Kindle Fire HD?


Works on Android so should work fine with Kindle Fire HD - keep me posted!


Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 18 Apr 13 at 8:55am
works great Mark- especially in landscape!

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Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 18 Apr 13 at 8:58am
Be sure to add a review / rating if you like it!


Posted By: MerlinMags
Date Posted: 18 Apr 13 at 9:34am
If you are desperate for the app to work on Windows Phone or Blackberry, contact me for an direct install.


Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 18 Apr 13 at 9:54am
Originally posted by Mark Jardine

Be sure to add a review / rating if you like it!

done


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Posted By: craiggo
Date Posted: 19 Apr 13 at 12:18am
Mark, as Amazon have prevented kindled from using Google play, any chance of getting the app onto Amazon apps?
Alternatively do you have the .apk?


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 19 Apr 13 at 6:16am
Hi Craiggo

We'll look into it.

It is astoundingly annoying when companies 'skin' a perfectly good Android device so that they can try and control their market - that was one of the main reasons I went for the Nexus 7 over the Kindle Fire HD - clean and up-to-date Android.

There are of course ways of getting Google Play on the Kindle Fire HD, but they will invalidate your warranty and so of course cannot be recommended!

Cheers, Mark


Posted By: craiggo
Date Posted: 19 Apr 13 at 4:45pm
Absolutely agree Mark. I was considering both devices but got given the kindle as a gift. In general I can sideload .apk files or download then from third party app stores which works fine. Haven't felt the need to root it yet as I pretty much have all the apps I want or need.


Posted By: transient
Date Posted: 19 Apr 13 at 6:06pm
Serious question from a tablet newbie Luddite.

I have a nexus 7 with the chrome browser. What is the advantage of an app over browsing the webpage with chrome?

......I don't understand these thingsConfused


Posted By: craiggo
Date Posted: 19 Apr 13 at 8:10pm
Generally an app can be launched from your tablet desktop in one click.
Going into your browser and typing "yachtsandyachting" just takes too long. Also apps are generally configured to scale to tablet or phone screens, so you don't have to zoom in and out to be able to click on the next page.


Posted By: transient
Date Posted: 19 Apr 13 at 8:28pm
Thanks Craig.

Yes, now you mention it I can see how it would look and work better on a phone.   I have Y&Y bookmarked  with a short cut on my home screen, so 1 click anyway.........I'll give the app a go though.


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 8:05pm
Originally posted by transient

Serious question from a tablet newbie Luddite.

I have a nexus 7 with the chrome browser. What is the advantage of an app over browsing the webpage with chrome?

......I don't understand these thingsConfused


One of the key advantages of the App is that every time you open it with an active internet connection it'll check to see if there are any new stories and refresh if there are. If you don't have a connection you can still read the stories that have been downloaded.

We're going to re-do the mobile site at www.yandy.co.uk so that it matches up in styling with the app as well - it's a far better layout for touch-screen devices.

Keep any suggestions coming for development, be that app, website, mobile site or whatever. In the future with this 'internet of things' you'll probably be able to read the headlines on your fridge! Wacko


Posted By: MerlinMags
Date Posted: 25 Apr 13 at 11:24am
App is now available in the Amazon store, for the Kindle Fire. Search for "Sailing News" to find it.


Posted By: tink
Date Posted: 22 Feb 19 at 7:16pm
Mark Jardine - I think you are part of the Y&Y back in the day there was a magazine called Dinghy or something. In this digital age you could have Y&Y Dinghy website so proper sailers donít need to sift through articles about people that think carrying a whole lot of heavy stuff is sailing.

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Tink
https://tinkboats.wordpress.com/

http://proasail.blogspot.com


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 22 Feb 19 at 7:29pm
I was gutted when 'Dinghy' went down, it was an excellent mag.

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"



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