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#46 Nashy

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:24

I prefer TapaTalk over forum mobile skins. Neowin certainly has one of the better mobile skins about, but I still don't like them, nor do I use them. I run a forum with a mobile theme, TapaTalk and Forum Runner. Any suggestion that it's a hassle to support is nothing more than a horrible excuse.

To support it you add one line of optional code to advise the user that it's available on TapaTalk. Oh, and the updates which consist of one folder to upload. Tough stuff.

I would use Neowin more if it was on Tapatalk. Anyway, the management have obviously decided otherwise, and that's that. At the end of the call, it's up to them.


#47 Timan

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:28

I prefer TapaTalk over forum mobile skins. Neowin certainly has one of the better mobile skins about, but I still don't like them, nor do I use them. I run a forum with a mobile theme, TapaTalk and Forum Runner. Any suggestion that it's a hassle to support is nothing more than a horrible excuse.

To support it you add one line of optional code to advise the user that it's available on TapaTalk. Oh, and the updates which consist of one folder to upload. Tough stuff.

I would use Neowin more if it was on Tapatalk. Anyway, the management have obviously decided otherwise, and that's that. At the end of the call, it's up to them.


Yes cause neowin is just a generic ipb forum install. Believe me, theres more to it than basic support. We can not offer support for a third party mobile app at this time. Not saying this won't change in the future. We do support the official ipb app as far as I know, but that still uses the mobile skin.

#48 Teebor

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:02

I wonder how many other people are like me and don't bother to go to neowin on an android device because there is no app or tapatalk support.
Also - You have to pay for tapatalk? pretty sure I got mine free at some point or at least incredibly cheap so it might as well have been free.

#49 Timan

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:09

App is 3$ on iOS :/

#50 Redmak

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:10

Yeah and €2,49 on Android

#51 +jamesyfx

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:55

To be honest Tapatalk is a nuisance for administrators, it's just SOMETHING else you need to update regularly on your website. I've tried it and I definitely wouldn't recommend it for this website.

#52 Timan

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:57

I will just promise the next mobile forum theme will be nicer :p

#53 Haggis

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:58

I wonder how many other people are like me and don't bother to go to neowin on an android device because there is no app or tapatalk support.
Also - You have to pay for tapatalk? pretty sure I got mine free at some point or at least incredibly cheap so it might as well have been free.


I use the mobile site on a daily basis, i have also used tapatalk before and found it to be a pain in the arse

#54 Asrokhel

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:04

App is 3$ on iOS :/

Yeah and €2,49 on Android


Here's a free alternative:

https://play.google....e=search_result

#55 Timan

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:19

Let me ask this,

Apart from the whole "native experience" (even tho the app is pretty ugly). What does this app bring that the mobile version of the site does not?

#56 Steven P.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:04

Let me ask this,

Apart from the whole "native experience" (even tho the app is pretty ugly). What does this app bring that the mobile version of the site does not?


This is what I keep wondering? :s

#57 SuperKid

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 13:03

Doesn't Tapatalk add this ridiculous message to every post "Sent via Tapatalk on my iPhone" etc :s

#58 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 13:46

Doesn't Tapatalk add this ridiculous message to every post "Sent via Tapatalk on my iPhone" etc :s


Aye it does, i think you can turn that off, however most people don't.

I see it all the time on XDA developers. "Sent my <my device> running <rom> <build> <random-comment>" really does annoy me.

#59 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 14:16

Let me ask this,

Apart from the whole "native experience" (even tho the app is pretty ugly). What does this app bring that the mobile version of the site does not?

This is what I keep wondering? :s


Agreed, though the mobile site has its quirks, I've used tapatalk in other forums and can't see any real use for it.

#60 Steven P.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 14:21

As I said in all previous topics I answered in, we won't support it.