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Retiring the iPhone Application

  1. Paul Edmondson profile image
    Paul Edmondsonposted 3 years ago

    When we first built the Iphone app, there wasn't a way to easily get photos from a phone to a Hub and that was a significant driver for building the app.  IOS has come a long way and the major functionality that the app offered can now be done through the browser.

    Since IOS 8 was announced, our app stopped working and we have made the decision to focus our efforts on improving the mobile web experience and for now removing the app from the Itunes store.

    I know there are people that really like the app.  It's sentimental to me as well.  There is always a chance it returns at a future date, but for now the app is going to be resting in retirement.

    1. amuno profile image92
      amunoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am one of those that will dearly miss the Hubpages app. A one stop app on mobile is what I need in order to browse through my works and not worry about loosing its tab. I can now go ahead and delete it it!

      Will probably have to create a shortcut icon, but surely it looks bad.

      Make sure it returns in the near future and get the mobile experience better pretty soon.

    2. 101Ways2Life profile image89
      101Ways2Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Paul, I find the app very useful so that I can get a quick glimpse of my stats and earnings from my phone. I haven't upgraded to iOS 8. So will I be able to continue to use Hubpages app with iOS 7 as I do right now?

      1. brakel2 profile image81
        brakel2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I do not plan to upgrade, so hopefully I can continue to use it. I did go on the site without the app today on iPhone, and it worked pretty well.

      2. ezhang profile image
        ezhangposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hi 101Ways2Life,

        If you currently have a working version of the app, it will continue to be supported for now, so you should be able to continue using it. However, bear in mind that we make no guarantees on how long we will continue to provide this support.

  2. Tim Bader profile image82
    Tim Baderposted 3 years ago

    Being a newbie Hubber, transferred from Squidoo, I thought "at last, a mobile app to go along with the site!"....

    Missing it already!

    Please bring it back, soon as.

  3. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 3 years ago

    I've used the app for years for hubbing on the go...I will continue to use it for as long as I can. I have no intention of upgrading to IOS 8 due to all the issues and glitches.
    Love Live the HP App! It's like losing a good friend sad

  4. JMGadoury profile image82
    JMGadouryposted 3 years ago

    It is easy to lose track of the entrepreneurial nature of our online world.  It takes lots of work and resources to build and support an App, and I know that is quickly taken for granted, especially when it is offered no charge.  So, thank you for building the app and supporting it as long as you did. That said, given the commercial nature of our activity, I would be willing to purchase access to the next iteration should Hubpages leadership so decide. In my opinion, an App is as crucial now as a website was in the 1990's. Productivity and connection to our consumers hinges on mobile capability.  An App for no other reason is a sign that an organization is leading edge and cognizant of the need to adapt.  Again, my compliments on your instinct to build from inception. To that, add my encouragement to press forward. Thanks!

  5. Azure11 profile image91
    Azure11posted 3 years ago

    I'm very disappointed that the app has been retired. It's not just sentimentality. Can someone please tell me how I see my daily/weekly stats on my phone/iPad then as I don't often use my laptop at the moment?

    1. brakel2 profile image81
      brakel2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The app still works on my iPhone, as I have not updated to the new operating system. I don't know how long my luck will last.

  6. jonnicholas profile image84
    jonnicholasposted 3 years ago

    I dearly miss the app. I used it to keep up with hub stats.

    If you create a new one, just charge money for it to cover the necessary manpower needed to keep it going.

    I would gladly pay to have my stats available to me on my smart phone.