Sorry to say that based on the needs of this site with the changes we have made over the years, we had no choice but to have an developer that would work with us for a mobile version of the site. As such, a custom app was made based on the ForumRunner platform.
If you did not read the thread, you would have missed the issues such as this site actually being taken down by installing an off the shelf mobile app. For example, custom code needed to be written just for the search engine alone as we do not use a standard Vb search routine. As such, we can not use such an app. (We would have vs 6 months of development and testing it to run here.)
Seeing we have had over 1 million installs of the app, it does not seem to be an issue to many, many, people to use an app that is made for the site that they use a lot.
I posted this in case you have not read the thread itself and just added a post without knowing the details.