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dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
Someone else may have done, I simply said I don't have that option either.

" That option" being the one you said replaces install app.

The app is on this handset, not showing in the list of any installed apps, but accessed by a piece on the home screen.

The same as mine if I tap install app on the drop down menu, its on the home screen but not in the installed apps list, for now I'm just accessing cyclechat from my browser.
 

PaulSB

Legendary Member
That is because you already have it installed.

Once installed, "Install App" gets replaced with "Open Cyclechat".

I believe you are both right and wrong with this comment and it's the nub of the discussion. I sort of agree and disagree with you. Let me explain.

To me an app is a small programme or piece of software which can be downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store for, like me, Android users. When one does this one can view the installation progress just as one does with PC or laptop programmes. I have never encountered an app available in any other form and never found an app of this type for CycleChat. In my view there is no app and I have not installed it. I did this with a forum I helped run as Admin and we categorically didn't have an app and still doesn't today.

BUT!!!!!

Perhaps 10 years ago I became tired of typing web addresses for forums I visit in to a browser. What I did then and still do to this day is add a short cut to my Home page. This can be done for any website on a phone/tablet by clicking the three dots top right and then "Add to Home Page/Screen" see BBC examples below. This adds a shortcut to the website but it does not install an app and is not an app.

Of course there is one person who can truly answer this debate and he's probably quietly smiling to himself every time the subject is raised.

Before doing "Add to Home"

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After doing "Add to Home"

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The short cut this adds

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Images of actual BBC apps in Play Store. Very different.

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dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
I believe you are both right and wrong with this comment and it's the nub of the discussion. I sort of agree and disagree with you. Let me explain.

To me an app is a small programme or piece of software which can be downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store for, like me, Android users. When one does this one can view the installation progress just as one does with PC or laptop programmes. I have never encountered an app available in any other form and never found an app of this type for CycleChat. In my view there is no app and I have not installed it. I did this with a forum I helped run as Admin and we categorically didn't have an app and still doesn't today.

BUT!!!!!

Perhaps 10 years ago I became tired of typing web addresses for forums I visit in to a browser. What I did then and still do to this day is add a short cut to my Home page. This can be done for any website on a phone/tablet by clicking the three dots top right and then "Add to Home Page/Screen" see BBC examples below. This adds a shortcut to the website but it does not install an app and is not an app.

Of course there is one person who can truly answer this debate and he's probably quietly smiling to himself every time the subject is raised.

Before doing "Add to Home"

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After doing "Add to Home"

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The short cut this adds

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Images of actual BBC apps in Play Store. Very different.

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What I originally did was make cyclechat the home screen for the browser, that way its there when I open the browser no typing web addresses.
 

Pat "5mph"

A kilogrammicaly challenged woman
Moderator
Location
Glasgow
Well, I am accessing CC from the (alleged hehe) app, that shows on my app list too.
The only one who can tell us for sure if it's an app is @Shaun
It seems to work fine, but my laptop screen is more suited to my modes duties.
Have a great day all!
 

Alex321

Veteran
Location
South Wales
I believe you are both right and wrong with this comment and it's the nub of the discussion. I sort of agree and disagree with you. Let me explain.

To me an app is a small programme or piece of software which can be downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store for, like me, Android users. When one does this one can view the installation progress just as one does with PC or laptop programmes. I have never encountered an app available in any other form and never found an app of this type for CycleChat. In my view there is no app and I have not installed it. I did this with a forum I helped run as Admin and we categorically didn't have an app and still doesn't today.
I have come across, and used, apps available in other ways.

Anything installed via an apk file is an app. The default way of getting those for Android is via the Google Play Store, but there are other sources.


BUT!!!!!

Perhaps 10 years ago I became tired of typing web addresses for forums I visit in to a browser. What I did then and still do to this day is add a short cut to my Home page. This can be done for any website on a phone/tablet by clicking the three dots top right and then "Add to Home Page/Screen" see BBC examples below. This adds a shortcut to the website but it does not install an app and is not an app.

Of course there is one person who can truly answer this debate and he's probably quietly smiling to himself every time the subject is raised.
OK, it looks like you have a shortcut rather than an app.

It also looks like it behaves very differently on different devices and/or versions of Chrome. Some people have the opportunity to install an app, some don't.

There is no doubt at all that I installed an app yesterday, on both my phone and my tablet. The results when tapping on the icon for it are very different to a browser shortcut.
 

Venod

Eh up
Location
Yorkshire
I am using the App on phone and tablet (Android)

Interestingly when using CC on the laptop I use a shortcut, if I click on the three dots menu I get this. (using Chrome browser)

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If I click on "Open in CycleChat Forum" I get this when clicking the three dot menu.

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Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
Just from a user perspective the "app" isn't very ... well ... appy

I tried installing it and it seems just like a link to the website. When I open it I get exactly the same experience as the website. It's not doing any appy things. Whether it is more than just a link, I don't know, but it doesn't look like it from a user's point of view.

Compare that with, say, ridewithgps where the website and the app are entirely different things - one is optimised for mobile use and one for desktop.

Appy talkin talkin appy talk.
 
It's definitely not an app as such, just a front-end wrapper for this web page, a glorified shortcut.
 
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