better than others Renders ANSI well, doesn't respond well to auto-detect from BBS, but if you manually set to colors and ANSI it seems to work. For tablet use with attached/bluetooth keyboard, is a must to be able to minimize/hide on-screen keyboard, also - while the app recognizes most keypresses on my attached keyboard, it does not recognize the Enter key. I hope to see this app continue to improve and add features..
Perfect BBS client Update: this app works fine. My earlier problems were being caused by the server to which I was connecting. If you need a great telnet client to connect to a BBS, this is what you want. The ANSI colors and extended ASCII characters display perfectly. The built-in keyboard ensures no part of the standard 80x25 screen size is covered up. I have experienced some slight delays while the translation occurs before the screen properly displays, but even with some complex "graphics," it works fine.
Rendering okay... Other problems The ANSI looks mostly right. The custom keyboard is not good for BBS games (no numeric keypad, etc.) And can't be swapped out for other keyboards. Also can't use a Bluetooth keyboard. The app is perma-stuck in landscape mode... Would be handier, on a tablet, in portrait mode. Fix those issues and this would be a 4 or 5 star app.
Promissing, but still needs some work My BBS doesn't seem to think this app is a completely ANSI-compatible terminal. WWIV won't display the welcome graphic when I connect or disconnect. Also, there is a weird scrolling effect where every other character scrolls down at once, followed by the others, creating a checkerboard effect.
Ok, needs a little work Lack of ESC key on the onscreen keyboard is a pain with many BBS. Onscreen keyboard is also somewhat unresponsive. A haptic response would also be nice, since the keypads are hidden from sight by my fingers.
Works like a charm Thanks for making this! The app delivers its promise, supporting ANSI art. My only complaint is that the keyboard is a bit unresponsive.
Update to possibly fix rare disappearing keyboard bug on some devices.
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