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Noreen
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Do you sync your device with iTunes? If so, Have you tried checking your device backups for the app?
 
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Great suggestion... I'll take a look there.

But I still wonder - where the heck did the app go from the App Store?

Weird.
 
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Phuntom wrote:
The app had not been allowing me to edit my collection (suggesting a change in the BGG api, but I was not sure)


The BGG API did change in a way that would most likely break every app that deals with collections. I don't know anything about the iOS app that you're referring to.
 
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I still have the app you're talking about. For what it's worth, here's text from the info screen:

Thanks for using BGG Mobile! If you like this app and want to continue to see new features, please consider a small donation.

A Game of Phones Production
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Need an Iphone App? Email game.of.phones.productions@gmail.com!

Please email comments, feature suggestions or bugs to game.of.phones.productions@gmail.com.

BGG Mobile Copyright Michael Henson 2012
All content is owned by respective owner.

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Ok thanks for the info! I still use BGG Mobil everyday and it still works. I will not delete this app now.
 
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@ Noreen:
Thanks for the link I will check it out -

@ Josh:
Browsing games and reading forums seemed to work, but "My Games" was crashy, and I have not been able to log a play or change collection information in a while (likely since the API was changed)
 
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David, In case you can't find the app, you might want to check out this thread:

Taking Play Logging Improvements into Our Own Hands

It at least makes entering plays easier. I use these bookmarklets on an iPad, but have never tried them on an iPhone.
 
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If anyone can help Ryan so his app can read forums again, that would be super. I use this other one because Ryan's no longer does that.
 
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Looks like "game of phones" website has been abandoned.
 
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I just got a new iphone and downloaded my apps from the cloud. Went to log in a play yesterday and this app was gone. So bummed. You can log your plays using the Ryan Christianson app but it does not allow for all the options. I usually only add where played and length of time.
I guess when the developer asks for a small donation for an app I use all the time I should have given him a couple of bucks.
 
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@Tim: +1

Perhaps it's not too late - does anyone know if this developer is active on the geek? Perhaps small Kickstarter (or at least a "Geek drive" of some sort) would be in order?
 
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Phuntom wrote:
Looks like "game of phones" website has been abandoned.


Did you ever find a copy in any of your backups?
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I have the .ipa file for the iPad version of that app, but I can't find an iPhone version ANYWHERE.

If anyone still has it on their iPhone, there's lots of software packages online which you can use to copy the app .ipa file out into windows, then you could upload it somewhere for the rest of us to reinstall?

I'm REALLY struggling with the Ryan Christianson app - it's terrible.
 
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@ Zed: I am with you. I tried to look for an old backup of the gameofphones app, but was unsuccessful.
 
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It appears the developer, Michael Henson, has a Geek ID of GameOfPhones.

Maybe if a few of us GeekMail him we can encourage him to restart the project? Unfortunately, that ID has a Last Login: 2013-11-25, but maybe he will check it at some point!
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It might be time for someone else to start afresh. I think there is a pretty clear financial upside for anyone who does, although I love free as much as the next guy.
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Rasmon wrote:
It appears the developer, Michael Henson, has a Geek ID of GameOfPhones.

Maybe if a few of us GeekMail him we can encourage him to restart the project? Unfortunately, that ID has a Last Login: 2013-11-25, but maybe he will check it at some point!


DONE!

Great suggestion.

Is he active outside of BGG on the web? Anyone google him?
 
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I hope the app returns I used it for searching and filtering my game collection.
 
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Ryan's free BGG app still works for me. But I haven't gone to iOS 8.
 
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So when can we get a kickstarter for a better, more in-depth app for BGG? I personally am ready to throw money at that
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sbszine wrote:
Ryan's free BGG app still works for me. But I haven't gone to iOS 8.


Not the app we are talking about.
 
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prrt949 wrote:
sbszine wrote:
Ryan's free BGG app still works for me. But I haven't gone to iOS 8.


Not the app we are talking about.

Correct. A different app that still works.
 
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Actually, Ryan's app no longer shows more than one of each forum type post - one review, one general, one rules, etc.

It does not do what it used to do.
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Any news on this front?
I too use Michael Henson's app a lot more than Ryan's one, especially since I am a great fan of Michael's filter options. Whenever I'm hosting a games night, I check which games are best at the given number of players, so deciding which games to play becomes a lot faster (and safer).

Are there any other alternatives?
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Phuntom wrote:
Rasmon wrote:
It appears the developer, Michael Henson, has a Geek ID of GameOfPhones.

Maybe if a few of us GeekMail him we can encourage him to restart the project? Unfortunately, that ID has a Last Login: 2013-11-25, but maybe he will check it at some point!


DONE!

Great suggestion.

Is he active outside of BGG on the web? Anyone google him?


Never did have any success with this.
 
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