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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #1
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Is there a forum app to download to my iPad? I have one for a gun forum I am on. It is very handy.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Hovercarl, this depends on the kind of forum that Skatelog is built from. If this is a phpBB coded forum, which I believe it is, tapatalk and TouchBB Lite for iOS should work. I haven't tried them, though.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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vBulletin is supported by Tapatalk, but the admins here have to download and install the api to make it work: http://www.tapatalk.com/activate_tap...ugin=vbulletin
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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #4
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+1 for Tapatalk. I have it integrated with my forums and have had no trouble with it.
It is free to us fourm owners, but the app is $3 I believe. Well worth it for the ease of use, and the fact that it is supported by more and more forums all the time.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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vBulletin is supported by Tapatalk, but the admins here have to download and install the api to make it work: http://www.tapatalk.com/activate_tap...ugin=vbulletin
This explains why I couldn't find it on Tapatalk. Site Admins please fix this??
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Old January 16th, 2013, 01:42 AM   #6
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if you check near the top of the second page of this section you will see a similar question was answered before
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Old January 16th, 2013, 03:08 AM   #7
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That's a bummer. But I understand the reason.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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While I can understand why people might want an app I have no issues whatsoever reading and posting here on my HTC (Android ICS) - can only assume the same is true on an I-device with Safari or whatever browser you choose to install (I've used Opera on both IOS and Android).

I can't recall how to do it (got rid of my Iphone over a year ago now) but you can create an "app-like" shortcut to any website on the IOS homescreen.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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I can't recall how to do it (got rid of my Iphone over a year ago now) but you can create an "app-like" shortcut to any website on the IOS homescreen.
I did the same thing, but don't ask me how I did it, I can barely turn my phone on and off.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #10
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While I can understand why people might want an app I have no issues whatsoever reading and posting here on my HTC (Android ICS) - can only assume the same is true on an I-device with Safari or whatever browser you choose to install (I've used Opera on both IOS and Android).

I can't recall how to do it (got rid of my Iphone over a year ago now) but you can create an "app-like" shortcut to any website on the IOS homescreen.
You can get the app link on iOS through Safari's bookmark options. I don't use Safari, so it won't work for me. I prefer to have an easier to read/edit app than on the web, since the forum isn't web optimized. Maybe we will get lucky and someone will develop an app specific for SLF. Or the cacophony will be so loud that sysAdmin will add support for another app.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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If the admins won't install Tapatalk for security reasons, there are other options.

1. Upgrade to vBulletin Mobile Suite. This offers similar functionality to Tapatalk, but stays within the vBulletin framework. The downside is that it costs money (i'm willing to donate ).

2. A vBulletin theme might be installed that handles mobile browsers better than the current one. Likely this is free, but there may be cost involved here as well, but it will be significantly less than upgrading vBulletin itself.

At any rate, the first option is the best way to go as it does not require any non-vBulletin code to be installed. Perhaps this is something to consider the next time the Admins decide to upgrade vBulletin.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:44 PM   #12
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This explains why I couldn't find it on Tapatalk. Site Admins please fix this??

I disagree, on another site, with 2.5million participants, if you want to access the site with a phone(an un-blockable tapatalkad keeps popping up, sorta makes it impossible) it won't let you unless you have a paid version of tapatalk, I don't wish to be forced into buying nefarious apps.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 12:18 AM   #13
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That's strange, I've accessed tapatalk sites on my regular phone browser, and I haven't had that experience. Maybe that's a setting the forum admin didn't turn off?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 06:29 PM   #14
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Here is another vote for tapatalk support. It's a nice app that supports most forum software.

There must be a way to disable the pop-ups so you don't advertise the app for free.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:03 PM   #15
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That Tapatalk notice pops up on my tapatalk-enabled sites, but it simply tells you about Tapatalk and invites you to try it (buy it). It's $2.99. Hardly a hardship.
If you don't want it, you just tap the appropriate button and continue to the site.

As the site owner, I have the option of turning that off. If there is an ad that blocks the full site, that is something that the site owner implemented; not standard Tapatalk issue.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 03:36 PM   #16
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Hopefully any mobile module won't do this:



From xkcd, A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 06:36 PM   #17
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That's why I just use the browser...
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 06:48 PM   #18
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Hopefully any mobile module won't do this:



From xkcd, A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
Ditto, I have no issues browsing here on my phone
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Old February 24th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #19
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That's why I just use the browser...
The browser works fine on my phone too. Not really the point of the comic.

The point of the comic is sites that try to push their app incessantly. I just checked two of the worst offenders in memory on my phone (imdb.com, thisamericanlife.org) and they don't push their app when I browse them.

Maybe there has been some improvement...
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The browser works fine on my phone too. Not really the point of the comic.
I think the readability through Tapatalk is much better than with the browser, since you don't have to constantly zoom in and out.
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