The Gadgeteer, there’s an app for that!


After almost 18 years, The Gadgeteer finally has a stand alone app! As of today you can download and install The Gadgeteer Android app from the Google Play store. Don’t worry iPhone and iPad peeps, an iOS version will also be available very soon. It is still going through Apple’s approval process. The Android app has the same look and feel that you see when you visit the site with your smartphone or tablet, but now it’s a dedicated application with its own icon. Some of you will also appreciate that there are fewer ads. 🙂 And of course, the app is completely FREE. So check out it at the Google Play store and let me know what you think.

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20 comments… add one
  • vn33 April 29, 2015, 1:39 pm

    Been following The-Gadgeteer since the PalmPilot days. I am so glad you are introducing an App for this. I find the experience on the mobile browser is no where near the PC browser. Hopefully this App will bring the balance back in the Gadgeteer universe 🙂

    • Julie Strietelmeier April 29, 2015, 1:46 pm

      @vn33 if you hate the mobile browser version, this app is the same thing only in app form :-/

  • Andrew Baker April 29, 2015, 1:44 pm

    I usually surf on my computer, rarely on my mobile. I’m not a fan of Website apps. Sorry Julie I still love you and your site, but I’ll skip the app. Unless you include space invaders or something in it. 😀

  • Ray Raddatz April 29, 2015, 1:50 pm

    As long as it doesn’t bug me to install the app every time I visit the site like XDA and some other tech sites do…. I really hate that.

    • Julie Strietelmeier April 29, 2015, 1:55 pm

      @Ray it shouldn’t. Please let me know if you see any problems with it.

      • Andrew Baker April 30, 2015, 10:25 am

        Oh yes, Please make sure that doesn’t happen. I’ve stopped going to sites because they keep hounding you to install the app. Ask me once, or inform me I’m cool with it. Ask me ever time I visit, you start to piss me off. Ask me every single time I navigate a link and I will start plotting the web devs death (or just stop visiting the site)

        • Julie Strietelmeier April 30, 2015, 10:49 am

          @Andrew that shouldn’t happen with an app that you install from the app store… but if it does, please do let me know asap. 🙂

  • Sandee Cohen April 29, 2015, 3:31 pm

    Mazel Tov! Apps are the hallmark of a successful service!

  • Fred April 30, 2015, 5:06 am

    Sorry but I don’t understand the need for an app that replicates the mobile website, is it hard to add a bookmark to the homescreen ?

  • ucfgrad93 April 30, 2015, 10:13 am

    Can’t wait until it comes to iOS!

  • yeppers April 30, 2015, 10:48 am

    I was just about to suggest a new icon until I saw the comments. Yup, deffo better the new icon. Almost looks like a blue colored eye too!!

  • Forrester April 30, 2015, 11:14 am

    Way to go, Julie!

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