Suggestion Notification of subscribed threads on mobile

  1. Jun 14, 2011 #1
    Hi!!
    It is very sad to know that Physics Forums don't have a facility of Mobile Notification for the subscribed threads. Like Facebook gives instant notification on our mobile phones, Physics Forums does not have this facility. It would be much convenient since again and again opening the PC for checking the notification is time consuming!!
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2011 #2

    cristo

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    But you can set PF up so that you receive email subscriptions. Most phones nowadays can retrieve email...
     
  4. Jun 15, 2011 #3
    Ya i know but most of the users may have mobile which don't support e-mail.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2011 #4

    cristo

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    I still doubt it would be used much. If you're a person who really wants these notifications (typically your younger member) then you'll likely have a smartphone, otherwise you'll be happy logging into PF through your computer.

    Also, it's good to remember that PF is nothing like the size of facebook: we have 0 staff on the payroll!
     
  6. Jun 15, 2011 #5

    Pengwuino

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    Wait, you're wanting to help people who have phones without e-mail, yet you're suggesting what I can imagine is an 'app', which those phones won't support it anyways?
     
  7. Jun 15, 2011 #6
    I am not suggesting an app, i am suggesting notification using SMS.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2011 #7

    Pengwuino

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    ahhh
     
  9. Jun 15, 2011 #8

    Ryan_m_b

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    I used to have email notification on my iphone but it was too distracting. Getting 30 odd emails a day wasn't helping my workload.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2011 #9

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    I just checked with my smartphone.

    It turns out that I can't find whether there are any posts in the threads I'm subscribed to.
    There seems to be no shortcut to see the subscribed threads.
    That is, when I enter through https://www.physicsforums.com.

    However, I found a workaround by going to: https://www.physicsforums.com/subscription.php.
    Here I can see my subscribed threads! :smile:

    And of course, besides that, I also get e-mail notifications.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2011 #10

    Evo

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    I can't even imagine subscribing to a thread. I deal with way too many.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2011 #11

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    Yes, but then, you're a god like creature! :wink:
    (How do you do it?!)
     
  13. Jun 15, 2011 #12

    micromass

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    The ways of the Supreme Lard are inscrutable. o:)
     
  14. Jun 15, 2011 #13

    Evo

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    I have nightmares about threads, I don't need to subscribe to them. :surprised
     
  15. Jun 15, 2011 #14

    Pengwuino

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    I wish you could subscribe to people. That would bring endless joy for me.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2011 #15

    Evo

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    I can e-mail you every time I do something.
     
  17. Jun 15, 2011 #16

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    How do you do it, to respond so quickly if you don't have a notification in place? :confused:
     
  18. Jun 15, 2011 #17

    Evo

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    I just notice that a reply has been made.
     
  19. Jun 15, 2011 #18

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    Doesn't that mean you have forum lists open all the time, and that you keep refreshing them?
    I can see that it would work for 1 or 2 sub forums..... but I post in many more.

    Edit: Wait! I think I get it. I think you have the main forum page open and refresh it when you're done with a post!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  20. Jun 16, 2011 #19

    cristo

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    There's a search option for new posts!
     
  21. Jun 16, 2011 #20

    Ryan_m_b

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    Well that's bloody impressive! I need subscriptions just to track what I'm saying let alone other people.
     
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