Eurogamer iOS App sunsetted

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  • Vroom 1 Mar 2012 09:14:40 4,644 posts
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    Back in mid 2009 I was miffed at how awkward it was to use EG on my shiny iPhone 3. I made myself an app to make reading reviews and browsing the forum on the loo easier. It worked well and I decided to send EG a few images to see if they'd allow me to publish it on the appStore for others to use.

    On the loo.

    I was surprised when they said "Sure". They worked with me and together we released several iterations of the app and you guys have used it over 3 million times to date. 3 million times!

    The new EG site is no longer a struggle to use on a mobile device. It's great. So we're sun setting the iOS app as of today.

    This means the app will no longer be available in the appStore or supported by EG or myself. You can still use it of course. It will most lightly work just fine for quite some time but I'll no longer be providing support if it all goes belly up.

    It's been a pleasure working on the app. EG have been magnificent to work with and if they hadn't taken a chance on me back in 2009 then I wouldn't be now doing this for a living.

    Thanks EG and thanks to you all for using, breaking, testing, moaning, reviewing etc the app over the years.

    See you at the EXPO!

    Here's the first images I sent to EG followed by the latest version of the app: !:)











    [youtube] gtKoowLtgRA[/youtube]

    P.s. Making this a sticky for a little so folk who want to continue using the app notice and are reminded to backup their apps.

    Vroom

  • Mugwum Staff 1 Mar 2012 09:23:05 625 posts
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    Just want to add to what Shane said - it's been a pleasure working with him :-)
  • Zomoniac 1 Mar 2012 09:27:51 7,858 posts
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    Inevitable as the new site now works well. But for a while, that app was invaluable. Many thanks to all involved, especially Vroom for all his hard work, constant support and feedback in the app thread, it was greatly appreciated.
  • Vroom 1 Mar 2012 09:31:35 4,644 posts
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    There's 2500 posts in the V4 thread alone. !:)

    Vroom

  • hilts 1 Mar 2012 09:32:21 127 posts
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    I echo the above , was my most used app for some time, bought it as soon as it wa first live. I am still in the habit of clicking on the app then flicking bak to the mobile site
    Great work sir !

    Edited by hilts at 09:33:48 01-03-2012
  • Scurrminator 1 Mar 2012 09:35:03 8,437 posts
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    :-( I'll be sad when it stops working.
    Can I have my 2 back! :-P

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

  • ElNuevo9 1 Mar 2012 09:46:09 13,483 posts
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    Gah, I'll use the app as long as it keeps working.

    Fuck the mobile site. :)

    Thanks for the countless hours put in, Vroom.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

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  • speedofthepuma 1 Mar 2012 10:12:11 13,307 posts
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    Well done vroom, nice way to bow out.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • mouse Moderator 1 Mar 2012 10:15:53 10,312 posts
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    Cheers Shane, for my part it was a load of fun working on this with you. You did a great job, and you were especially understanding of my nitpicky feedback. Thanks very much for your hard work. Perhaps work together on something else some time. /salute
  • THFourteen 1 Mar 2012 10:19:52 33,889 posts
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    Thanks very much for the work Vroom!

    Enjoyed using it but like you say, the mobile site is pretty decent now.
  • FatsoJetson 1 Mar 2012 10:33:19 307 posts
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    This is very sad news, and a backwards step in my opinion. EG, can't you put someone else on to manage the upkeep of the app?
  • lucky_jim 1 Mar 2012 10:44:03 5,326 posts
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    The ability to read articles offline was an absolute godsend in my last job, and the one thing the mobile site can't properly replicate. RIP EG app!
  • sport 1 Mar 2012 11:22:32 12,776 posts
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    You see! You see! The corporate machine destroying the little man!

    OCCUPY EG!!!
  • mrpon 1 Mar 2012 11:29:19 29,206 posts
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    I've moved over to the excellent unofficial EG Android app. Good luck Vroom.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • chasejamie 1 Mar 2012 11:34:34 817 posts
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    Loved the app and pretty much use it every day. A shame, but a huge thanks you!
  • wobbler147 1 Mar 2012 11:39:10 5,142 posts
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    Cheers Vroom, loved using the app before the new mobile site came along, well worth the effort put in.
  • Nazo 1 Mar 2012 11:46:14 372 posts
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    Ah that's sad. Despite its issues it's still miles better than the mobile site.

    I'm guessing the fact that the ads are still for pre-ordering MW3 means it doesn't pay its way.
  • DFawkes 1 Mar 2012 11:53:42 23,363 posts
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    If you think the simple act of it not being available will stop me whining like a bitch if it breaks, you've got another thing coming! I want a refund! FRAUD ACTIONS!

    Cheers for the App Vroom, it was a good one. Got more use out of it than any other App, well worth the pitiful tiny amount it cost. Sad to see it go. At least I still have Super Twario :)

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • Vroom 1 Mar 2012 12:12:38 4,644 posts
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    Thanks chaps.

    Vroom

  • HoriZon 1 Mar 2012 12:33:34 13,565 posts
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    Great app and it was a godsend but now not so much..

    Thanks for all the hard work.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Dougs 1 Mar 2012 13:33:18 68,474 posts
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    Cheers Vroom, cracking app that saw lots of use. Good luck!
  • redcrayon 1 Mar 2012 14:24:32 4,567 posts
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    Cheers Vroom, I still use it more than the regular EG mobile site!
  • Nath_monn 1 Mar 2012 14:56:14 115 posts
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    Cheers for all your hard work Vroom.
  • jonsaan 1 Mar 2012 16:08:54 25,361 posts
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    Scurrminator wrote:
    :-(.gif" class="smilie" alt=":-(" /> I'll be sad when it stops working.
    Can I have my £2 back! :-P.gif" class="smilie" alt=":-P" />
    this!

    I still use it every day. Even on ipad. It's so much quicker than using safari. I also use it to cache articles to read at work on my in all homesty I think version 1 was a better app. But anyway. Well done on a creation that I have used a lot and I think EG are missing a trick letting it die.

    FCUTA!

  • jonsaan 1 Mar 2012 16:10:08 25,361 posts
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    How fitting that it has borked my post now that it is no longer supported!

    Version one was actually much better than the second imo. I use it still even on the ipad as it is much better than using the site via Safari. I also cache articles to read at qork on my ipod. I think EG are missing a trick letting it die frankly.

    Edited by jonsaan at 16:11:38 01-03-2012

    FCUTA!

  • chrisno21 1 Mar 2012 16:20:14 1,531 posts
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    I still use it, thanks for the effort in creating it - became the first app of the day for a long while.

    Will be sad to see it gather dust.

    PSN/NNID: chrisno21
    twitter: @NumbersFox

  • Vroom 1 Mar 2012 17:09:46 4,644 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    How fitting that it has borked my post now that it is no longer supported!

    Version one was actually much better than the second imo. I use it still even on the ipad as it is much better than using the site via Safari. I also cache articles to read at qork on my ipod. I think EG are missing a trick letting it die frankly.
    Mwah mwah mwah.

    Vroom

  • Eighthours 1 Mar 2012 17:14:35 708 posts
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    Thanks for all your efforts, Vroom. You provided a great solution before the site went all spangly on iOS's browser.
  • psychokitten Moderator 1 Mar 2012 17:19:47 7,794 posts
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    Thanks for everything, Vroomy

    You making an appearance at the expo again this year?
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