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    Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Hi there!

    Just a suggestion to add Tapatalk to this forum. It lets iphone and android phone users use the forum much easier. (Blackberry and Nokia are in Beta right now.)

    The price for you to add it would be nothing.

    I just added it to my forum, they say it takes ten minutes, but it literally took me 2 minutes. Put one new directory and some files in the forum's root directory, add one line to overall_footer.html, clear the cache in the ACP, register, confirm, you're done.

    It doesn't touch any forum settings, at all.

    It makes the users life WAY easier when reading the forums from a mobile. Here's a couple of pics I snapped of Tapatalk from my phone.

    Thanks for looking!



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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Does anyone else have any interest in this?

    I must say that writing a request that reads like a paid advertisement doesn't encourage me at all.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Meh...I don't know.

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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    I'd be interested. Often (for me at least) my only connection to the digital world is my Blackberry.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    I'm a Blackberry addict and would love to be able to see my TFP forum easily. If it's free and doesn't add any spam or anything, why not.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    I'm for it, as I don't have internet at home, except my blackberry
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Alright, I look into what is required to try it out sometime next week.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    I must say that writing a request that reads like a paid advertisement doesn't encourage me at all.
    Jason and others,

    Please accept my apologies if my suggestion sounded like an andvertisement. I do not have anything to do with tapatalk, apple, blackberry, nokia, verizon, or motorola. Except maybe that I have given the last two companies an insane amount of money in my lifetime.

    I've been accused of working for troublefreepool.com when talking about it in other places, and you know that's not true. I just sometimes get over-excited about stuff I really like.

    This is the second time I've been on my desktop computer since I got my Droid last week. It seems I've all but abandoned my computer for this tiny little screen I hold in my hand.

    I guess the suggestion to add tapatalk here was more of a selfish one, as the other two forums I frequent, one for tractors and one for my car already had it installed. Then I installed it on the board I run, but never post on... (I do that as a favor) Anyway, it was more of a thought in my head like, "Boy, if TFP was on tapatalk, my life would be complete and I'd have all of my forums in one nice little app!" type of thought.

    Full Disclaimer: While I have absolutely no connections with any of the above companies, please note that if any of them were to offer me a really nice pool, I'd sell-out in a heart beat.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    ...and you're right Jason. I just re-read what I wrote and it does sound like an ad. Sorry 'bout that.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Kias,

    I was on your wavelength. I interpreted it as a very enthusiastic end-user.

    Personally, I am pretty well convinced that anything smaller than a desktop is very probably the work of the devil......put on this earth to make sure my later years are filled with........
    "How do you make it do that?"
    "Why would you ever want it to do that?"
    (to my teenagers...) "Will one of you come in here and fix this **** thing?"

    Nevertheless, I felt your enthusiasm but have no intention of sharing it
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    I wish I could stop using all this technology! But, alas, I can't. If anything goes wrong in this house, from the toaster all the way to these new droids we just got, somehow it's my fault that it's broken, and I better be able to fix them! For instance, with these new phones, my wife watched me pull them out of the box, put the batteries in, did the little activation call you need to do, and then I handed her phone to her. Then she started, "How do you this?" I don't know. "Well how do you do that?" I don't know. "How do you...?" I DON'T KNOW! I JUST turned my phone on like you did! Sheesh!

    If it has anything to do with electricity or electronics, I'm just suppose to know how it works I guess... So while she's off playing with games, and doing cool stuff on the phone, I'm off trying to figure out how to get 'em hooked up to our exchange server, and our wifi, and bluetoothin' to our car, mp3 transfers, etc... It was a full 3 days before I even made a phone call on it, and then it took me a minute to figure out how to do that! In addition to everything else this droid does, it appears it can also makes phone calls!

    How sweet is that!?
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Rob, you sounded so excited about it I thought maybe it would also make Kings Hawaiian Sweet Bread!
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Rob, you sounded so excited about it I thought maybe it would also make Kings Hawaiian Sweet Bread!
    Ya know... Right next to the memory card slot, there is what appears to be another memory card slot... Maybe that is actually where the oven/dishwasher/refrigerator is!!!! Oooohhhh, that'd be awesome!!
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Alright, TapaTalk support is installed!

    See TapaTalk Clients for information on getting a native app for your device. They currently support iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia.

    Note that TapaTalk is a commercial product unrelated to TFP. TFP does not endorse or recommend it at this time. The current support is experimental, and may be removed. If people like it I will keep it around, if there are problems or no one ends up using it, it will go away.

    Please share your experiences if you do try it out.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Thanks Jason! You know I'll be using it. I seem to live on this phone now.
    Thanks again for trying it out. My life is now complete.

    Sent magically from my droid!
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    FYI, from the Tapatalk site:

    Tapatalk is a mobile forum app for iPhone / Android and soon to be on Blackberry and Nokia. Tapatalk supports vBulletin (3.x and 4.x) and phpBB forums and forum owner can activate this service for free. Tapatalk supports all the usual forum functions plus full screen image viewing, image upload, caching (less reload), private messaging, all these features are accessible in just a few simple taps.

    Tapatalk for iPhone:
    Showing New and Unread Posts:



    Full Thread Viewing and Pagination Support:


    See Who's Online:


    Reply to Post and Image Upload:


    Some of the large forums activated Tapatalk support




    Tapatalk for Android


    Total Android Look and Feel


    Same feature set as iPhone:


    Quickly Reply to a conversation:


    Latest and Unread Posts indicator and multi-tabs support:



    Full screen image support - support landscape mode also




    Check out http://www.tapatalk.com for more information!
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    I've been told my cellphone can even make telephone calls.
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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    I've been told my cellphone can even make telephone calls.
    Yeah, my dad believes that nonsense too. He also believes that the moon landing was faked, aliens live among us, and has made a pilgrimage to Area 51.

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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    Ok, since I spearheaded this whole rigamarole, I guess I could give a little review of tapatalk.

    This will be the Android version of tapatalk, as seen on a Motorola Droid, the original. I'm sure other phones are similar in nature. There is a demo version, however you can not post messages with the demo version. The "Pro" version is $2.99. A small price if you're a forum junky.


    Tapatalk now has widgets you can put on
    your home screen as you see here at the
    top. With the last update to tapatalk I
    have lost the TFP logo that used to be
    there. Now it's defaulting to the tapatalk
    icon. I haven't researched this yet, so I
    can't say what happened.


    Also, if you own a droid and are wondering
    why this screen looks different, it's because
    it is different. (Warning! Completely unrelated
    geek talk ahead!) I'm rooted, and have been
    running Android 2.2 (Froyo) with the Sapphire
    Mod overclocked to 1ghz, along with ADW
    Launcher for a month or two now. Stable
    as all get out!

    So if you tap on the widget, it'll bring you here.

    These are the latest unread topics for you to scroll
    through. Tapping on one will take you to the thread.
    Tapping on a users avatar almost anywhere in this
    program will take you to their profile. I forgot to
    grab a shot of that screen, but there's not a whole
    lot in there. You can view their posts or topics, send
    a private message, see their post count, and when
    they joined.

    Clicking on the "All" tab brings you here.

    Same deal, only it's all the latest topics. The orange
    bar on the left of the topic shows there are new
    messages. If there's no bar, you've already read all
    messages.

    The Participated tab is new with the latest version.
    It doesn't work on this forum, or the forum I run, or
    any other forum I use this with. I think there might
    be an upgrade on the server side, but I haven't
    looked into it yet.

    Tapping the Forums button on the top will get you here.

    Listed by category, you can drill down to the forum you
    wish to look at.

    Tapping the "By Name" tab brings you here.

    This is simply an alphabetized listing of all the forums.

    The PM Button brings you to your private messages.

    This has no frills, just send and receive messages.

    The More button? Right here.

    Nothing exciting going on in here.

    Reading an actual thread looks like this.

    Sometimes the pictures show up, sometimes they don't.
    I think if the picture is located somewhere else, it shows
    up, if it's actually uploaded as an attachment, it doesn't
    show up. Again, I haven't looked into this problem much.

    You can tap on a picture, and it'll bring this screen up.

    If there's multiple pictures in the message, you can scroll
    through them on the bottom.

    The settings menu looks like this.

    You can set a custom signature. The only problem here
    is you can't set a separate signature for different forums.
    It's the same for every one of them! I think they're
    working on this though.

    Posts per page, I maxed it out, of course.

    Display style is light or dark, I usually have mine at dark,
    but I lightened it up for this review.

    Image quality, probably self explanatory.

    Select default is which "Home page" you'd like to
    start at when you first come into the app.

    Overall, there's a lot that could be improved. It doesn't show bbcode formatting or the smiley's... You can manually type in a bbcode, or smiley code, and it'll show up on the web just fine though. On rare occasions it does seem to lock up while grabbing data from the server. I'm not sure if it's the program, or something my phone is doing in the background. If you wait long enough, it comes back to life. I've never had it force close on me though. Will it ever be on par with the web version? Never. But for keeping up on forums on your mobile phone, I don't think it can be beat.

    On my phone, it's a lot easier to navigate around
    the forum with this


    ...then it is to navigate on my phone with this

    Plus, we won't even mention the Trouble Free Poo.

    Thanks again Jason, for putting this on your board!

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    Re: Suggestion: Tapatalk

    I see this as becoming a problem, since I hate going on my iPhone to check web pages that are too small. That has kept me from using anything but the desktop, but I will be getting the app now so I can get my TFP fix on the road

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