Shack Browse

Shack Browse

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This is a mobile browser for Shacknews Latestchatty, a game forum. It is a gateway to a gaming community. Kind of.

What is Shacknews LatestChatty? A forum for games and gamers, whether PC or console. It's also a general BS forum for folks who are generally 25-45 years old. Some of them have no interest in gaming anymore, but used to in the early 2000's. As you might then expect, the Shacknews chatty is generally not appropriate for kids.

Shack Browse is vaguely based on Droid Chatty code. Droid Chatty is no longer developed (and in fact the author contributes to Shack Browse code), and neither is ShackDroid. If you're looking to browse ShackNews on Android with the latest look of Android and advanced features, this app is your ticket. It is the only app still actively developed for Shacknews LatestChatty on Android.

Extended Changelog:
v 3.1.5
* Bug Fix: Opening app via notification of single reply
* Bug Fix: Opening app via link in another app
* Bug Fix: Opening app sometimes results in app resetting
* Bug Fix: Bug in TurboAPI implementation causing pointless requests
* Bug Fix: Crash on LG G2 when long press word (maybe?)

v 3.1.4
* Bug Fix: Posting threads has delay in rare instances
* Bug Fix: NWS post filter
* Bug Fix: Rare bug where duplicate posts show when app db is corrupted

v 3.1.3
* New way to setup popup browser autozoom
* WinChatty V2 preference (default enabled) (thanks arhughes)
* Caching optimization 90% memory reduction for treebranch images
* Can share link URLs from inside popup browser
* Bug Fix: Thread collapsing much more robust
* Bug Fix: Bug clicking links inside spoilers

v 3.1.0
* New way to setup popup browser autozoom
* WinChatty V2 preference, allows use of WinChatty V2 API/database when possible (default enabled) (thanks arhughes)
* WinChatty V2 API implemented in API ping tool
* Caching optimization should dramatically (90%) reduce memory used by treebranch images, large threads should load much faster (thanks arhughes)
* Network timeouts now 30 seconds
* Can share link URLs from inside popup browser
* Bug Fix: When sharing or copying links from inside popup browser when it was started with the "view all images in post" button, all image links will be shared/copied instead of just the first one
* Bug Fix: Thread collapsing much more robust
* Bug Fix: Bug clicking links inside spoilers

v 3.0.2
* Function to highlight text in a thread
* To prevent odd bugs, all network actions timeout at 50 seconds
* More optimization of threadlist scrolling
* Dark background
* Better link long click, now with haptic feedback
* Bug Fix: Post is not fully shown sometimes when clicking on it
* Bug Fix: Sometimes posts from search are not scrolled to after opening in dualpane
* Bug Fix: Sometimes reply preview rows have styling

v 3.0.1
* Note: Rush release for bug fixes. May be unstable.
* Thread list scrolling optimizations, now smooth as butter
* News posts quick search
* More difficult to initiate swipe to collapse
* Bug Fix: Posting hang
* Bug Fix: Ping button, also cancelable now
* Bug Fix: Keyword filtering change. Check your keyword filters
* Bug Fix: Find on page stays open when opening thread
* Bug Fix: Rewrote backend of networking. Fixes numerous bugs.

v 3.0.0
* Only Android 4.0+ Supported
* Uses Action Bar
* Uses Navigation Drawer
* Pull to refresh on thread replies
* Swipe to collapse
* Preference for swipe to collapse
* New Visual Styles
* New Optimizations
* Many bug fixes

v 2.3.8
* Potentially the final version of Shack Browse 2
* Every crash that has occurred in the last two weeks has been addressed

Tags: shackbrowse, shack browse.

Recently changed in this version

v 3.1.6
* Auto version check
* Composer: Long-press-on-word markup selector is more consistent.
* Threadview: Post text is selectable and copyable
* ChattyPics Uploader: This is now a separate application included in the package. To use it, android-share an image.
* Search Results: Button to edit current search parameters of current search results.
* Search: "Tagger" added to advanced lol search
* ShackLOL: new ThomW ShackLOL API support

See changelog in app for complete list of changes

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Comments and ratings for Shack Browse
  • (77 stars)

    by Rick Mendoza on 22/03/2014


  • (77 stars)

    by Amine M on 29/01/2014

    Thanks to the team for making this app better and better through every update.

  • (77 stars)

    by Eddie Aftandilian on 14/01/2014

    You're in for a hell of a ride

  • (77 stars)

    by Adam Bromell on 07/01/2014

    Hard as a rock.

  • (77 stars)

    by Drew Diamond on 06/12/2013

    nothing works when i open this ap p!??? WOW

  • (77 stars)

    by Eric Munn on 06/11/2013

    Just all around awesomeness.

  • (77 stars)

    by Jod Iuh on 06/11/2013

    My phones led goes green when I get a reply and it vibrates too. This feature alone is gold. But the way posts pop up in place instead of @ the top also lends to a better shacking experience. Also, it's very colorful.