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iHotUKDeals App
iHotUKDeals App

iHotUKDeals App

Hey All,

Just noticed whilst browsing the Apple App Store a new app for searching this site, it's called iHotUKDeals - looks ok, quite a few features and it's FREE :-)

Seems to work on my itouch alright.

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Thanks for the heads up will leave heat later

similar app available on android market. its called "hotdealapp". seems pretty good and its free

Thanks, heat added

the go to deal button doesn't actually take you to the deal on my iphone 3gs 3.01 FW. any thoughts anyone?

Ummm, thers a link to this on the home page of this site. CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCold.

hotukdeals.com/res…ets

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Seems ok to me on my touch, the deal button loads up a browser with the item.

hiya, just look on itunes, cant see this app

Btw, I have tested this app on both 3GS OS 3.1 and 3G OS 2.2.

Good little app, works for me but it is under the Hotukdeals widget section...

I have tried this and think it's quite poor - I think it would work much better if the app chached the deal, rather than taking you out of the app and into Safari...

I'd rather view the front page RSS feed on the Google Reader site on my iPhone personally. At least that way you can always view the newest deals and anything you've already looked at is marked as read and not shown again.

Guys, thanks for the feedback - an updated version is in development. any suggestions or feature requests feel free to let me know.

not_the_messiah/dheaddy, I've added a few new features to a new version due to be submitted to the app store imminently, including:

The ability to choose to view the deals (and the deals' web-site) either in safari as at present - or within the app itself. You should now be able to view the deal, or login to the HUKD mobile site, or login to the deals site (e.g. the online store) order the deal, and then go back to the search/filter/browse listings without leaving the app.

The option to choose to not be shown deals that you have previously viewed (ideal for leaving it open on one of the custom tabs with auto-refresh turned on so you see new/hot deals that fit your other criteria as they appear).

Also added a few more options to enhance flexibility from a users perspective

ade.

Just a quick note to say the new version is in the app store now

is it just me but for the life of me I cant work out how to save a custom search to come up under my deals?

should be just specifying the details in the settings section for this app?
these are in the iphone settings app. as per other apps / apple's guidelines.
it will automatically save whatever parameters are chosen.
if you're having problems feel free to pm or email me if you like.

Help please - I've been using the previous app for a while now but a few days ago it stopped listing deals. I read somewhere about usage limits - do you think that's the problem? I've just downloaded the new version but I still can't get anything to list. Thanks very much.

same here - mines stopped too and dont know why, shame as its a great app :?

Hopefully you guys noticed that it was only down for a day or so until the usage limit was raised.

This app is still going strong with around 100 new downloads a day so I've decided to build a new version (I have several new features written already) - so if you have any feature requests before I submit it then I'm all ears.

I think the search needs improving as when I search for something, nothing comes up! Am I doing something wrong?

Also, is it possible to stop the app updating if you've gone to the vendor's website as it causes the web view to freeze, which is REALLY annoying if you're on GPRS!

Can we log into HUKD (remember username and password) via the app so that we can a) access our custom settings and b) leave comments all within the app without having to go to the web portal?

If these are available now and I am too stupid to find them out, please educate me

Hi,

The search will be improved in the new release including (but not only from) the new api capabilities.

if you go to any deal you should be able to see the login button at the top of the deal page and login to the mobile site there. you can then post reply's to the thread - I've just done so. However it doesn't at present remember your username / password - I'll look into this....

Make sure you have "open deals in safari" turned off in the settings otherwise web links in the webview will take you to safari.

Good call r.e. stopping refresh if navigated from the tableview!

Just to clarify, it does seem to be retaining the login/password during the session but not if you quit the app and restart it - which obviously breaks the session. This behaves the same as my desktop browsers and is probably the sensible and safe behaviour until we get an official authentication method / web service from HUKD to use.

the app seems to be broken again which is really sad - its been down for a few days now :?

Oh, there was one other thing that would be useful - could you implement a mail function so that we can send the link of the deal to someone direct from the app? This would be very useful indeed IMHO!

not_the_messiah;7844792

Oh, there was one other thing that would be useful - could you implement … Oh, there was one other thing that would be useful - could you implement a mail function so that we can send the link of the deal to someone direct from the app? This would be very useful indeed IMHO!



you can do that - if you go to the deal in the app (rather than through safari) there is a box to email the link.

Is your app working fine at the moment?

Banned

madkitty;7844884

you can do that - if you go to the deal in the app (rather than through … you can do that - if you go to the deal in the app (rather than through safari) there is a box to email the link.Is your app working fine at the moment?



also if possible a link to your messages, although i could see this would take a bit of work and even your control panel, but this diverts a bit away from the purpose would just be a really nice feature

A very good app though, good that it arranges by hottest

not_the_messiah;7844792

Oh, there was one other thing that would be useful - could you implement … Oh, there was one other thing that would be useful - could you implement a mail function so that we can send the link of the deal to someone direct from the app? This would be very useful indeed IMHO!



That is one of the new features already in place for the next release

The HotUKDeals api has a bug at present - so the app is currently not always working, hopefully HUKD can fix soon

bug in api v1 fixed by developer

New version finally in app store.

Banned

thanx m8

Latest version now in app store. New features include optional thumbnails in the tableviews (lists) and more.
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