Frequently Asked Questions

What is it?

Forum Runner is a vBulletin, XenForo, myBB, and phpBB forum add-on that allows your users to access your forum at blazing fast speeds by using a native application installed on their mobile phone (Android or iPhone) or iPad/iPod Touch device. Forum Runner currently supports vBulletin v3.6.x, vBulletin v3.7.x, vBulletin v3.8.x, vBulletin v4.0.x, vBulletin v4.1.x, phpBB v3.0.x, XenForo 1.0.x, XenForo 1.1.x, myBB v1.6.x., IP.Board 3.1.x, and IP.Board 3.2.x.

How Much Does It Cost?

Forum Runner is FREE for forum owners to install on your forums and get listed in our database! Your users can then either use the read-only version, or can purchase the full version for a one-time cost of $1.99. You will find that the Forum Runner app has more features and is cheaper than any competitor. We are constantly adding new features to the app daily and you can communicate directly with our engineers via our Support Forums.

What Mobile Phones Does It Support?

Currently, Forum Runner supports the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad as well as Android OS devices. We plan to support other devices such as Blackberry and Windows Mobile in the future.

How can I make money using Forum Runner?

Forum Runner has full support for AdMob and Google AdSense. You can embed Google AdSense and AdMob ads into the mobile app, which then generated revenue for your AdSense or AdMob account. For more information, see this thread.

Is It Secure?

The Forum Runner plug-in inherits the security framework that your forum software provides. If you have banned someone from your site, they will not be able to log into it via Forum Runner, and if you have private forums or password-protected forums, Forum Runner honors those permissions.

Forum software is constantly being updated, and you should always run the latest version of your forum software as well as the latest version of Forum Runner to get all bug fixes and new features. When you create an account, you should put a valid e-mail address so you can be kept in the loop regarding new versions of the Forum Runner plug-in.

What Forum Software Is Supported?

Currently, vBulletin versions 3.6.x, 3.7.x, 3.8.x, 4.0.x, and 4.1.x, XenForo versions 1.0.x and 1.1.x, phpBB versions 3.0.x, myBB versions 1.6.x, and IP.Board v3.1.x and 3.2.x are fully supported. We are constantly working to add different forum software support. If you have suggestions, please post up in our Feature Requests Forum.

What About Modifications?

If you run modifications to your forum software, it may cause issues with the Forum Runner plug-in. We try to work alongside any other running plug-ins, but we cannot anticipate every case. If you install Forum Runner on your site and something is not working correctly, please post up in our Bug Reports forum, and we will try to get everything fixed.