In an effort to get the ball moving a bit on my new forum software rewrite (which is now 2 years in the making), I have released another update to the "legacy" wrapper app for Discussions that further expands on the integration between the site and the app.

With this release, the on-page toolbar has been moved into the Android title bar, the on-page Quick Reply box has been replaced with a native quick reply box, and the on-page Pagination controls have been replaced with the familiar pagination controls from the old tapatalk based Discussions/RPF apps. The native Quick Reply and Pagination controls should adopt the custom theme colors that the user has set on the site.

The next step (when I get around to it) will be to move the post inline tools (like Edit Post, Delete Post, Hide Post, Quote Post) into a native popup menu that appears when long-pressing on a post, in the same manner that the old tapatalk based Discussions/RPF apps worked. The mail/private messaging interfaces while in the legacy wrapper also need quite a bit of work.

The ultimate goal here is a complete and fully functional/usable hybrid where all of the user controls and functions are handled in a native way, but all of the rendering is done in the WebView, which will give the app the full range of BB Code support that the website has, since a lot of what the site offers is not easy to reproduce using native platform widgets.

Speaking of BB Code, a lot has been added recently, so be sure to check out the reference to see what has changed: