APPS (IOS and Android) for easier forum use?

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APPS (IOS and Android) for easier forum use?

Post by Crazyboss » 14 Oct 2014 14:02

Hi Guys.

Any one have any ideas about some APPS could make the forum more usable.

For IOS I read about a app called TAPATALK or something, but need to install a plugin at the forum to use it, maybe Android have something like it.

If you guys have any suggestions we could give them a try.

The forum is powered by PHPbb, so the app have to support this Forum Software.
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Post by Crazyboss » 14 Oct 2014 14:05

by the way only have access to Android devices myself :)
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Post by Dave » 14 Oct 2014 14:14

Hi Claus,

that's a coincidence, I was looking at something to do the same thing last night, I didn't want to use something that needed plug-ins at the phpbb end, and TapTalk seemed to be more onerous than some others.

I had already asked that the forum be added to the free version of Forum Reader. I thought that we could try it, then if any good, perhaps keep using it. The free version is ad supported, which will be a bit of a pain, but the paid for version is only 69p. It is IOS only though, so we probably do need to use something different for the poor Android users out there :-)

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Post by Crazyboss » 14 Oct 2014 14:21

I dont mind installing a plugin for make it work if its supporting for phpbb. We just need to find a way make it more easy to use the forum, and for myself, yes it could be easier with mobile devices too.

I did browse the forum using an old HTC with a very small screen like 3" or so. Almost impossible to read - just using build in internet browser.
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Post by 1024MAK » 14 Oct 2014 21:36

Alas, TAPATALK is one of those love it or hate it things :(
If you don't have TAPATALK, or have it, but don't want to use TAPATALK, forums that have TAPATALK enabled have annoying TAPATALK pop-ups where TAPATALK tries to get you to download / enable / use the TAPATALK app.

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Post by Potholepete » 15 Oct 2014 22:34

Agreed re not easy to use on a mobile, FB is not much better either so it takes real effort to find things and navigate around and being honest I usually give up and wait until I am on my laptop. I would be happy for an App as long as it does not need to access my contacts/camera/mic/location etc which the likes of FB does. I am one of the poorer folk on Android ;-) Jim

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Post by Crazyboss » 16 Oct 2014 08:51

if you try to reply without login, the forum ask you to login, after you logged in the browser automatic transfer you to the forum reply. (after maybe 5 secs)

Like I did with this thread. At least it work for Chrome. But I guess its a simple "meta code" so it should work with every browser?

But a app should be more useful when using mobile devices. Guess have to see what is possible, when I got time.

Here is that term again "When I get time" :?
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