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Can an administrator or developer please enable neowin to work with tapatalk app?

What is tapatalk you ask? Check here: http://www.tapatalk.com/

My current issue:

[IMG]http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae90/jeayese/8463a473.jpg[/IMG]

Would be amazing if I could browse the forums with this app. This works with allmost all smartphones!

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We already have a nice iPhone optimized version of the site. Plus not sure it's cool you have to pay for that app just to browse other peoples forums.

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iPhone optimized, yes but this is for all smartphones.. Also it's free for forum staff to setup.. Just not free for the app itself.

What can hurt?

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[quote name='Jase' date='01 July 2010 - 20:35' timestamp='1278009303' post='592844550']
iPhone optimized, yes but this is for all smartphones.. Also it's free for forum staff to setup.. Just not free for the app itself.

What can hurt?
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What's the benefit of using Tapatalk instead of the mobile version of Neowin in the web browser?

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[quote name='Mephistopheles' date='02 July 2010 - 05:36' timestamp='1278009363' post='592844556']
What's the benefit of using Tapatalk instead of the mobile version of Neowin in the web browser?
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Here is what tapatalk have to say

[quote]Q: What's the point of this app if my members can access my site with mobile skin at no cost?
A: We received a lot of feedback from users that they want a dedicated app on their smartphone. Most users are contented with the mobile skin or a standard web browser but some of them would appreciate a full-on native app on their phone. For example Tapatalk app allows user to upload photo directly from their phone to your forum as an image attachment. We are also rolling out Push Notification support so it helps your members to stay in touch with your forums while on-the-go.[/quote]

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Another reason is that Mobile Neowin has adverts, whereas through this app, we would get no revenue.
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[quote name='DaveLegg' date='02 July 2010 - 05:43' timestamp='1278009790' post='592844616']
Another reason is that Mobile Neowin has adverts, whereas through this app, we would get no revenue.
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I thought guest could see ads in posts? So this would not really kill the revenue

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Build support for it, even if it might seem redundant. The more exposure we have, the more likely we are to be known, and the more ways we make available for people to browse the forums, the more traffic we'll have. I say build support for it, at least try. Can't hurt, right?

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^This.

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I would say support it, but only for subscribers. I think tapatalk is cluttered. i prefer the iphone optimized version, hell, you could call it smartphone optimized, workes like a charm on dolphinbrowser on android :)

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Well? the verdict?

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i hate tapatalk don't want to pay to be able to post on a forum, anyway with smart phones screens getting bigger its just as easy to use the desktop version.
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LOL at the old man-ish "if you can do it the old way just fine, why bother with a new way" responses. Hey, in my day we had to walk through the snow to get to Neowin forums--up hill, both ways! While fighting off Nazis! And we liked it!

From someone who actually uses Tapatalk (the free version), I prefer it over launching the web browser. It's very fast, throws me right into a forum with very few taps and manages to feel more finger friendly than mobile skins. I don't really use it for making posts (and the free version doesn't allow that anyway), but it gives me a very quick way to keep up with a thread I might be following in case there's info that matters to me (specifically, I use it for XDA and some other Android related forums).

There is no reason not to enable it. And I admit, I've done the search for Neowin on it before, too. Was a little disappointed not to find it. :)

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Sounds like a pretty lame app :/

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Besides the fact that some of you think this app is useless (to each their own) I personally find the tapatalk experience far more better than using the website itself..

I don't see how this can effect users if there are no ads, it's like not even 5% of users with tapatalk anyways.. Big deal?

I can tell you right now that as I reply in this thread using neowin's mobile ready site it has been hard scrolling in the fast reply box, formatting and deleting.

Come on staff enable tapatalk! It's just what 5 mins of your time? What is the harm?

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it does look like a decent app but do the devlopers have other projects they are working on...how hard is it to code in the support?

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[quote name='The Lurk Master' date='03 July 2010 - 02:27' timestamp='1278084435' post='592848382']
it does look like a decent app but do the devlopers have other projects they are working on...how hard is it to code in the support?
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Looks like it's just a simple plugin from what I see on this page: http://www.tapatalk.com/en/plugin

Shouldn't be to hard for the developers to add support for tapatalk :/

I just replied to your post on neowin mobile.. Again it was a horror scrolling to the bottom after [ /quote]

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There are numerous reasons not to go with Tapatalk, not limited to:

1) Loss of advertising revenue - None would be displayed
2) The amount of time it would take to set up for the small number of users who will use it. For most, it's a case of uploading the files, and added one line to the templates. This is not the case for us. We have around 150 customisations made to IPB (based on our SVN logs), and looking at the code for the Tapatalk addon, they duplicate a lot of the IPB code, instead of simply using the IPB classes, which means a lot of work implementing our customisations into their code as well

Also, it may not be compatible with some of the things we have in the pipeline for the future, and we don't want to add something and then take it away again.
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[quote name='Jase' date='02 July 2010 - 16:35' timestamp='1278084954' post='592848438']
Looks like it's just a simple plugin from what I see on this page: [url="http://www.tapatalk.com/en/plugin"]http://www.tapatalk.com/en/plugin[/url]

Shouldn't be to hard for the developers to add support for tapatalk :/

I just replied to your post on neowin mobile.. Again it was a horror scrolling to the bottom after [ /quote]
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Something is wrong with your iPhone then. My iPhone scrolls through Neowin fast and smooth. (On an iPhone 3G, not 3GS or 4.)

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[quote name='DaveLegg' date='03 July 2010 - 03:03' timestamp='1278086598' post='592848570']
There are numerous reasons not to go with Tapatalk, not limited to:

1) Loss of advertising revenue - None would be displayed
2) The amount of time it would take to set up for the small number of users who will use it. For most, it's a case of uploading the files, and added one line to the templates. This is not the case for us. We have around 150 customisations made to IPB (based on our SVN logs), and looking at the code for the Tapatalk addon, they duplicate a lot of the IPB code, instead of simply using the IPB classes, which means a lot of work implementing our customisations into their code as well

Also, it may not be compatible with some of the things we have in the pipeline for the future, and we don't want to add something and then take it away again.
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Well I guess you guys have your reasons.. thanks for clarifying it.

[quote name='Jan' date='03 July 2010 - 03:10' timestamp='1278087017' post='592848586']
Something is wrong with your iPhone then. My iPhone scrolls through Neowin fast and smooth. (On an iPhone 3G, not 3GS or 4.)
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I am talking about scrolling in the fast reply window not the pages.

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In our (almost 10 years) history, we've only had a decent mobile version for the past year :p

ATM thats it, we still have a few compatibility issues with different devices that need sorting before we even think about adding even more services to the mobile site.

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I am sure the world has changed a lot now, so could Neowin now have support for this app.

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I use tapatalk for Cadillacforums.com and XDA Developers, i love it.

[quote name='DaveLegg' timestamp='1278086598' post='592848570']
There are numerous reasons not to go with Tapatalk, not limited to:

1) Loss of advertising revenue - None would be displayed
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BS, cadillacforums.com displays ads at the bottom of each thread viewed in tapatalk.

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[quote name='Techno_Funky' timestamp='1314207023' post='594259366']
I am sure the world has changed a lot now, so could Neowin now have support for this app.
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There are no plans to support this. We have a great mobile forum skin you can use + it works with the official ipb app.

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The mobile site sucks hate using it sure it's a good design. But Tapatalk is so much easier to use and you don't have to wait for things to load like you do in the web browser. All forums I frequent support it except Neowin, if Neowin supported it I'd post more. But alas some people are set in their ways.

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