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2 hours ago, The Evil Overlord said:

bump

Hey mate. Like Dave said.. Tapatalk uses the IPB4 API, so the username and ungrouped notifications bug (both not a bug in the mobile website) will be on any IPB4 forum that it makes an app for, in short these are bugs that need to be reported directly to TapaTalk.

 

This is also why it's a giant pita to have to have an app, it's one more thing to have to keep track of lol.

 

Also, I highly suggest checking out the mobile website again, I made several updates over the past week (be sure to login). If I have time today I will continue shortening the per forum guidelines so they don't take up too much of the top of the pages.

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5 minutes ago, Steven P. said:

Hey mate. Like Dave said.. Tapatalk uses the IPB4 API, so the username and ungrouped notifications bug (both not a bug in the mobile website) will be on any IPB4 forum that it makes an app for, in short these are bugs that need to be reported directly to TapaTalk.

Hiya Steven, Yes I understand.
I did ask if it would be ok to report any findings here, so Dave could collect feedback to relay onwards :)

 

5 minutes ago, Steven P. said:

Also, I highly suggest checking out the mobile website again, I made several updates over the past week (be sure to login). If I have time today I will continue shortening the per forum guidelines so they don't take up too much of the top of the pages.

I did, I like the updated views, easier on the eyes.

 

(I was just interested in keeping the app out of sheer laziness, as it's faster than logging in on mobile, one click vs loading up chrome>> favourite>> sign in... lol)

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9 minutes ago, The Evil Overlord said:

I did, I like the updated views, easier on the eyes.

 

(I was just interested in keeping the app out of sheer laziness, as it's faster than logging in on mobile, one click vs loading up chrome>> favourite>> sign in... lol)

Well I don't get logged out of Chrome on Mobile, and if I do, username and password are saved (but I am also signed into Chrome) :p

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11 minutes ago, uniacidz said:

App is cactus 

 

License expired 

 

Been like this for a few days 

Once hit ok send you to the app store for Tapatalk oddly 

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Because Cactus is not supported. Tapatalk is a general forum app that Neowin has paid for to get a dedicated wrapper (for lack of a better word) in order to be supported.

 

I'm pretty sure that Neowin developers can't help when the issue is with Cactus, not Neowin. :/ The Neowin Devs can't even help with Tapatalk issues. It's not their fault, it's the fault of Tapatalk if there is an issue with the Neowin app.

 

EDIT: This is my understanding of the situation. It's not necessarily fact nor the opinion of the developers of Neowin.

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6 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

Because Cactus is not supported. Tapatalk is a general forum app that Neowin has paid for to get a dedicated wrapper (for lack of a better word) in order to be supported.

 

I'm pretty sure that Neowin developers can't help when the issue is with Cactus, not Neowin. :/ The Neowin Devs can't even help with Tapatalk issues. It's not their fault, it's the fault of Tapatalk if there is an issue with the Neowin app.

But isn't there some bill that needs to be paid every year?

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1 minute ago, Danielx64 said:

But isn't there some bill that needs to be paid every year?

My understanding is that Neowin has to pay some money to Tapatalk in order to have a dedicated app. But uniacidz is talking about an app called Cactus, not Tapatalk. If there were an issue with the Tapatalk app then there would be cause to get annoyed.

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2 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

My understanding is that Neowin has to pay some money to Tapatalk in order to have a dedicated app. But uniacidz is talking about an app called Cactus, not Tapatalk. If there were an issue with the Tapatalk app then there would be cause to get annoyed.

Oh sorry, I thought that someone called Tapatalk a cactus lol. Didn't even think that there was an app with that name lol.

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Just now, Danielx64 said:

Oh sorry, I thought that someone called Tapatalk a cactus lol. Didn't even think that there was an app with that name lol.

Judging from his post you may be right, I just have never heard "cactus" used in such a way. We will need clarification from the OP to be sure.

 

Indeed, having just downloaded the Neowin app and opened it I get a "licence expired" notification as well, so I think you are right. Apologies for the misunderstanding.

 

@DaveLeggmight be the man to ask on this.

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I had forgotten about the app, which is funny considering I'm the topic creator.

(Abandoned the app after I subbed, at the time I only had 500mb of mobile data, and the ads before subbing used to burn it up)

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8 hours ago, uniacidz said:

As for that cactus slang

 

 

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Huh. Living with an Australian you'd have thought I'd known that. In fact, I just asked him, "if I told you that something was cactus, would you know what I mean?" His reply was, "yeah it's ******." :laugh:

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6 hours ago, The Evil Overlord said:

I had forgotten about the app, which is funny considering I'm the topic creator.

(Abandoned the app after I subbed, at the time I only had 500mb of mobile data, and the ads before subbing used to burn it up)

Interesting. I cancelled the monthly $10 to TapaTalk (which enables the apps) because it only generated (at most) +/-100 views a day. Aside from the fact it also never made the site any money back at all, it also removed our own ads from the news (rss) and forum topic content as well as analytics because traffic was reported to come from  tapatalk, not neowin for our own content. There are plently of topics online about how TapaTalk actually does not help page rank for websites due to their search index methods.

 

In short, they are discontinued.

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2 minutes ago, uniacidz said:

Bugger

 

Oh hum

Since IPB 4 forum upgrades the mobile side is vastly improved. I also spent quite a bit of time and effort to make it work and play nice too back in the summer.

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2 hours ago, Nick H. said:

Huh. Living with an Australian you'd have thought I'd known that. In fact, I just asked him, "if I told you that something was cactus, would you know what I mean?" His reply was, "yeah it's ******." :laugh:

Yeh hahaha.  on ya cobber

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