[UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Foxxy Brown (150125318) » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:57 pm

Jess, can you tell me why we need FB, you answered most of the questions but this is one you didn't respond to?
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby swl (183921108) » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:38 pm

For the nothing that my opinion is worth, here it is: I have tried the app, and I would be fine with using it if you make the copy/paste action available. I switch between accounts and I know I sound lazy but I don't like having to type in my email address and password every single time, along with having to type out whatever else I put, such as greetings to yofriends etc. I like to come up with a general greeting most days and copy/paste it into the comments, which I can't do via desktop app. I use FB through Chrome, which has the autofill/password remembering thing, and I prefer that. I'm sure that that's something that you'll add later, I just hope to be notified about it when it happens, so I can use it again.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby swl (183921108) » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 pm

That is, if Yoville lasts that long. Reading through the other posts here, I doubt YV will last through 2020. Many people keep leaving, like I'm ready to do, and if this keeps up, bvg will 'sunset' the game long before the official 2020 switch.
And perhaps that's for the best.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Crystal (103757891) » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 pm

I got the app downloaded but it still seems to have some issues that need to be worked out (having issues watching the ads for coins). I hope that at some point the desktop app will show just YoWorld without it looking like I'm on Facebook. It gets very confusing when I have my browser open on the "real" Facebook and the YoWorld app open. I keep trying to click on Facebook stuff on the YoWorld desktop app and then realizing it's not working because I'm not in the browser. It's really annoying. I feel like I should be able to click the stuff on Facebook because I can see it. It's a distraction. I'm already having a hard enough time getting used to it not being a separate tab on the browser. Please don't make it extra confusing by making it look like the app is still on Facebook when it isn't.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby LadyLovely TFR (153581311) » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:33 am

I play with Puffin browser (laptop version) and it is so much faster than the app. I appreciate that you are looking to start working on this now and continue our game. However, I can't see myself using it as the speeds are too low for me to want to play on it. I also have the very same issue with gameroom. I'm not sure what Puffin specifically does to make their browser run so smoothly, but you should look into it.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Alienor (105406421) » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:50 am

Tori (186945770) wrote:I had already downloaded the game on my desk top! I got a reward yesterday when I clicked on the settings, but nothing today


same for me I just got rewards the last 2 days, nothing today :-( I'm on win 8.1, 32 bits
edited because, I just got it with gameroom, thanks :-)
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Alienor (105406421) » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:00 am

JenE Craig (111121099) wrote:You finally did it. I'm official done with YoWorld. I went though all the changes with you and been playing since 2009 but this is it. I'm done.


I will think the same, maybe I will some my VIP subscritpion if after 2020, I could not play with a 32 bits computer, sad, sad, sad, I spent so much money !
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Moxii (105074356) » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 am

I finally downloaded the app and find that my game play is much better. It's faster, hardly any lag and works well so far.
The only issue I have is while trying to watch ads. They tend to freeze up for me and I don't seem to receive any type of credit for
attempting to watch them. Other than that, this app is working well. Thank you!!
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby daisy di (119576115) » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:13 pm

Downloaded the app the day it was released and it worked great. However, the last few days it takes forever to load the game if it even loads as most of the time I just get an empty white screen. Not going to be bothered with it anymore.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Sayuri (118889749) » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:05 am

I'm having troubles loading from my regular browser (Google Chrome) since I downloaded the app. It takes forever to load the screen to give me the option to "continue in browser" and after that, it takes forever to load the game itself.
I don't know if it's just me, but the game was not so slow loading from browser, before.

You'd wonder, why loading the game from the browser if having the desktop app?
'Cos I'm not fond of the app. Here are my reasons for it:
- It doesn't improve the lag (it's the same, if not a little worse)
- Can't zoom the screen (I'm aware it has been noticed already and been worked on, so that's good)
- Can't get rid of the FB side bar (why would you keep that, in the first place, is a mystery to me?!) I'm used to get rid of all the ads and banners and side bars on chrome, as it reduces the loading of the game and the overall lag a bit, I can't do this on the app, so for me is a no no.
- I pictured something different when I chose the bvg own app option in the survey, something nicer, not just a plain fb-like/copy page.

Hope to see it improved, and at least for it to not interfere with the game loaded from the browser.
Thanks :) :bye:
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby cherieanne (112842017) » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:36 pm

Quick Question. 2 of my kids play as well, we are all on the same computer. I'm assuming we each log in using our own FB? Will this new desk top app allow multiple accounts to play? Not going to download it until I know the answer. Don't need upset kids!!! lol
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby YourUberDriveMartin (170466292) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:03 am

when are you guys going to make one for the 32 bits version , Please .. we all need this version ! or else I won't be able to play when flash ends ! you guys need to focus on this issue because i know that many people have the same issue as me ! I love this game and I wanna continue playing it . Thank you !
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Smelly Kat (108948556) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:40 am

Will you also be developing this for those of us who use iPads and/or tablets?

I stopped using my PC about 5 years ago, and my laptop a couple years ago...I really don’t want to dust either one of them off just to log into Yo a couple times a day, and think it might be the beginning of the end for this user.

I really don’t think it’s fair that because some of use advanced technology to play, that we get penalized by not getting the free coins or cash.

I would appreciate an answer so I can start thinking about what I want to do.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Smelly Kat (108948556) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:46 am

Liam (130695460) wrote:
Mark (103975844) wrote:So I am guessing if there is no mobile app, does this mean anyone who doesn’t own a laptop computer have to spend over 2 hundreds of pounds on a laptop to carry on playing this game?


The game isn’t meant to be mobile, anyway. It supposed to be played on computers.


I’ve been playing on my phone and my iPad for years...I think that’s pretty elitist for you to say it’s not supposed to be played on mobile devices. :?:
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Leeum (130695460) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:51 am

Smelly Kat (108948556) wrote:
Liam (130695460) wrote:
Mark (103975844) wrote:So I am guessing if there is no mobile app, does this mean anyone who doesn’t own a laptop computer have to spend over 2 hundreds of pounds on a laptop to carry on playing this game?


The game isn’t meant to be mobile, anyway. It supposed to be played on computers.


I’ve been playing on my phone and my iPad for years...I think that’s pretty elitist for you to say it’s not supposed to be played on mobile devices. :?:


It's not elitist. BVG have stated many times that they do not support the game being played on mobile devices through apps such as Puffin.

Viking Jess wrote:....Yo isn't optimized for a mobile experience, so for it to 'officially' be available on mobile, there's more work than just porting code bases....
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby YourUberDriveMartin (170466292) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:53 am

We need a version for the people with 32 bits , please let us know when is it going to be done or if you guys still thinking about it
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Kat (106520804) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:32 am

For me the app is way too laggy. I want to thank those that suggested the vivaldi browser as it runs far faster, less lag and no problems with it freezing as I do on every other browser.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Mark (103975844) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:33 pm

Liam (130695460) wrote:
Smelly Kat (108948556) wrote:
Liam (130695460) wrote:
Mark (103975844) wrote:So I am guessing if there is no mobile app, does this mean anyone who doesn’t own a laptop computer have to spend over 2 hundreds of pounds on a laptop to carry on playing this game?


The game isn’t meant to be mobile, anyway. It supposed to be played on computers.


I’ve been playing on my phone and my iPad for years...I think that’s pretty elitist for you to say it’s not supposed to be played on mobile devices. :?:


It's not elitist. BVG have stated many times that they do not support the game being played on mobile devices through apps such as Puffin.

Viking Jess wrote:....Yo isn't optimized for a mobile experience, so for it to 'officially' be available on mobile, there's more work than just porting code bases....


Most players give up their laptop and desktop pc, due to fact they run too much power, they get over too hot, and not good for hot weather such as heatwave due to fact they crash, or they don’t have space to work on.

I used to have desktop pc, I have to keep buying the power box many times, so I dumped the desktop pc to a laptop, and laptop only last for 2 years, and they ends up breaking down... or screen need replacing, like everything else, nothing else last forever...

Mobiles devices are very popular, these days, they are small and easy to carry, you can play many games what ever you go, not everyone here owns a computer, and the only way to play YoWorld or other Facebook games just to use on their phones, iPads or any tablets... and it doesn’t take much room space in their home,

I really do hope they start to bring out a app for apple or android devices.

So anyone can play anywhere which doesn’t have limited access to play this game.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby swl (183921108) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:24 pm

Smelly Kat (108948556) wrote:I’ve been playing on my phone and my iPad for years...I think that’s pretty elitist for you to say it’s not supposed to be played on mobile devices. :?:


When the game platform was developed, it wasn't designed/intended for (supposed to be used on) other devices. Smart things were still not in everyone's pocket yet. So yes, it was 'not supposed' to be played on the 2 inch cell phone screens that most people had at the time.
I think it's pretty funny you got all huffy-soccer-mom-"I-want-to-talk-to-your-manager!" offended over that. I think it was pretty elitist for you to assume that that was meant as pretty elitist.
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Re: [UPDATE] Introducing: The YoWorld Desktop App!

Postby Leeum (130695460) » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:26 am

II'd like to suggest some improvements for the app, I'll post this in the official thread too!

1. Remove the FB Sidebar, and other UI. Keep YoWorld central!
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2. A way to view the Forums through the App. It's a pain flicking between 2 browsers, so why not have a button which allows us to tab between Forums & App? By adding two simple tab buttons, you're removing any potential outside URLs, but allowing a more user-friendly experience.
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3. A way to Take a Screenshot, Clear Cache, and Visit Using Player ID in the browser.
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4. When a player clicks Visit Using Player ID, they'll see a pop-up to enter the ID and it'll then direct them to that players Apartment Living.
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Thanks, Erwyle for 3&4!
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