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Why isn't there an iPhone Instructables App?? Answered

Or atleast a mobile version for Safari? Constantly I find myself needing to use an instructable, but not wanting to wait a long time for the normal instructables to load. Similar sites like HowCast have an app, and a safari version. So instructables is a little behind with the times. Just an idea. I wish someone would consider it.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

10 years ago

There is now:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instructables-com/id381780481?mt=8

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Thorius
Thorius

Reply 9 years ago

hm... It's not available in the Finnish itunes app store :(
I would really like to use it on my new iPhone, so is there any chance of making it available to other countries as well?

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

That app was not created by Instructables, please be advised. Also, the app you link to is just a port of the existing mobile site.

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lilrobby3
lilrobby3

11 years ago

 Ok guys I am thinking about constructing an instructables app but I don't know how the owner of the website is going to feel if he checks the app store and finds one in there that he doesn't get credit for so any feed back from him and I can jump start the process asap please just give me some feed back on the subject because I don't have a problem making one as long as I get credit for it and I figure out what the owner would like so he can get credit for it

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

So why don't you contact Eric or Christy directly?  If you're serious about developing and supporting it, then they ought to be serious about helping.

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ecoego
ecoego

9 years ago

Dec 4th 2011

Still no app

Lol

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I've been wondering why an app is needed, since I'm typing this comment on Kitewife's iPod.

Why not just use your device's web browser?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

>Constantly I find myself needing to use an instructable, but not wanting to wait a long time for the normal instructables to load.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The one advantage of browsing on an iWhatever is that they boot up far faster than a PC or laptop.

I'm on my netbook now, but I've just tried Kitewife's iPod again, and from "off" to "browsing Instructables" took less than 15 seconds.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

OK, except the OP was not talking about OS boot times, but page load times - completely different things.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

It's no slower than a PC, and often faster.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Apparently not for everyone...

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Sty1er
Sty1er

10 years ago

When trying to save this site to my iPad's home screen, I get a very ugly icon. A snapshot of instructables home page. Could the author create an icon that would be better suited for this iPad feature. Thank you

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tim_n
tim_n

11 years ago

Not as easy as it sounds - I believe you can't access the instructables database direct, but have to maintain a seperate copy of the database for the app.

Could just be rubbish I've been told but the guy whom told me usually knows what he's talking about.

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tim_n
tim_n

Reply 11 years ago

And why limit it to iPhones - better to have a web app that all mobiles can access.

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harry5150
harry5150

11 years ago

I agree. A mobile version of the site would be great. Not being an iphone user, an app wouldn't help me much but a general mobile format would help greatly.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

11 years ago

weird i was thinking this exactly the other day ,,maybe we're twins separated at birth,,

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bassclarinet23
bassclarinet23

11 years ago

It would be a great Instructable for you to do!!!! It'd probably be a winner...

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

11 years ago

If I could I would make one, but I don't even know where to start.

I think we should have one though, especially since with the new comment poster thing I can't post comments when I'm on Instructables on my iPod. 

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Why isn't there an iPhone Instructables App??

Because you haven't written it yet?

Necessity is the mother of invention, so maybe too few people feel such an app is necessary. If you created it, imagine the pride in being the one who opened up the site to iPhone users...

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rrowsome
rrowsome

11 years ago

I couldn't agree more. There needs to be an Instructables iphone app. Somebody please step up and get this done.