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How To Use The Instructables For iPhone App

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This instructable will go over the new Instructable's for iPhone app (which you can read about here). The observant among you may notice its actually being run on an iPad (bring us an iPad version Eric!!!).

 
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Step 1: Download And Open The App

First things first, you need to have a device capable of running the app such as an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You then need to download the app (which can be done by clicking this link or searching www.instructables.com in the itunes store)

Now that you have downloaded the app, tap the icon on your device.

Step 2: Browse And Login

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When you open the app for the first time, you will see a robot standing over some welcome information, press "Start Exploring" (see image 1). After pressing that you will be presented with the currently featured Instructables. Look at them!!! One of them was about pizza!!!!

If you aren't interested in a recipe for pizza rolls (Shame! Shame!) Then you can press "Categories" in the top left" which will take you to a screen where you can, wait for it, choose categories (see image 2 if this is too much to handle)!

You should probably login now. You can do this as far as I know, in one of two ways. You can go to "You" in the bottom right corner and you will have a login option, or, like I did, you could press follow on an instructable and you would be asked to log in.
lnoels17 days ago
You better update your instructable to iOS 7
Hey I love the app and the Instructable but I have a Q:
How do you reload the "save to phone" instructables? I wrote half a book and was out of signal so I saved to the phone to upload later but when I went back it was all gone!

It was like searching the dessert for a particular color sand on the forum so I figured id ask here if there's something I did wrong but mostly if there's any possible way to recover all that writing. I'd prefer not to have to do it over again a third time! (I also lost data once before when I didn't save and switched to other apps and came back and it was gone).

Also, don't mean to hijack your Instructable to post this. Is there a relevant forum topic I could be posting this to?

Thanks, and great writeup
squishyjoss9 months ago
Thats sweet
nice one
i dont even get this look on my phone no share button on the top and also no publish button,please instruct me how to do it?Thank you!
Hello there i have android phone HTC incredible 2 where i don't have option share,but only create ...so i went and do it i create it but in the end i press done...and i can't upload i can't see where ....my instructable is now sitting in drafts where i can see it all the time ...i just don't know how to publish it?Please help
I want it for the iPad! How else will the world know about my genius while I'm lying in bed?
Im a little dissapointed that it is an app for the ipod/phone... Why wouldnt you make one for the ipad??? You cant even make this app full screen... For the ipod itself, it works well i guess, but I would rather access it from my ipad. the regular website is buggy on iPads safari browser. I would rather those issues get fixed than the little phone app...
Ok i guess you can make it full screen... But I'm still disappointed that there isn't one specifically for the ipad...
The app is great (better than the mobile version of the site in my opinion.) but it seems there isn't a way to see the comments or make a comment. I might be wrong but I couldn't find one.
You're not wrong. Comments are very high on the list of future features.
Sadi7891 year ago
Are they going to have this app for android?
Yes. You can actually grab a beta version right now in the forums for testing purposes.
kelseymh1 year ago
You probably want to go through and make all of the URLs active hyperlinks (use the "globe with chain" icon in the editor toolbar). I'm going to Feature this anyway, since it's of such interest to the community.
ElvenChild (author)  kelseymh1 year ago
My goal of this was to write it entirely in the iphone app. The problem with that was no linking and it destroys your paragraphs.
Ah. Argh! Have you had a chance to report those things as Bugs?
ElvenChild (author)  kelseymh1 year ago
Not yet. I was quite literally walking out the door while writing that comment.
That was quick. Great job!
ewilhelm1 year ago
Nice work! Glad you like it!