Haha... well believe it or not I have thought about it a few times since Xmas since I got an ipod touch as a prezzie! I did have a vague look at the tapatalk site but didn't get around to doing anything about it (it's not as easy as the RSS thing was as you know probably with it being a plugin). Will try and get to it thou. The trouble with anything like this is the maintenance of it, I can easily say yes that's a good idea, add it on a whim... but if it means that something needs changing on the backend every time the forum is updated then it's extra hassle (unlike this RSS widget which was part of the vbulletin core system). If you see me on the chatbox well maybe talk to me about it if you want!
Originally Posted by Stickleback
Munk, as promised here's some feedback which I hope will be of some use...
Firstly, viewing the RSS feed in Firefox works fine using said browser's native RSS client.
The feed can also be viewed without any probs using Outlook 2007's native RSS client.
Lastly, thanks for your time and effort in getting the RSS feed setup - a welcome feature that I'm sure will be come in handy. I'm an avid fan of RSS feeds (when I can be arsed to set them up that is ) as it makes disseminating information from various websites so much easier.
Well that's great... to be honest it took about half a minutes work. I've used RSS a lot in the past and even worked on it at a technical level writing code to spit out XML/RSS feeds for an application, so I knew quite intimately what it was about... clicking one radio button to enable RSS this time was a bit easier than that... just hope it doesn't eat up too much bandwidth (shouldn't imagine it will).
Update; slight snag noticed with this - the 'Premium' boards posts don't seem to be available to the rss feeds as far as I can tell.
Yes, sorry I thought I mentioned that above, the Premium content boards won't be visible in the RSS feeds, there isn't an easy way to do that since you'd have to have the aggregator / feed reader login to the forum as a premium member to read those premium content threads.
The feed just displays the 'lowest common denominator' items - ie anything that a guest on the forum can see. Sorry, no easy way around that!