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bhpdrew

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Oct 8, 2010
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Washington State
Does the site have one? For the forum end of things? Currently my only access to the internet is through my DroidX2 and typing out a post on the sight is.... less than enjoyable ....

 

marmal4de

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Feb 20, 2011
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Richmond, BC
I love Tapatalk, this forum NEEDS to support it. I think I remember Kevin saying that the Tapatalk's API would't work with our forum.

 

xoibsurferx

Junior Member
Oct 30, 2011
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Monroe, NC
I would love a smart phone app for this forum. I do post sometimes using the browser on my phone but its very time consuming. I'm on a android phone.

 

dongreyface

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Oct 6, 2011
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Marietta, Ohio
I would love one as well considering I try to check the forums out on my lunch break, but it's such a pain on a phone. I just don't know how easily it could be done, so I wouldn't hold my breath. But light one up in hopes anyway.

 

admin

Smoking a Pipe Right Now
Staff member
Nov 16, 2008
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St. Petersburg, FL
I just checked again, and Tapatalk is still not compatible with the forum package we are using, but it is being worked on. Tapatalk is a paid closed source app, which is different than most plugins that add functionality. The team that is working on making Tapatalk work with Bbpress is a volunteer team, so it might not happen real fast.
Thanks for bringing it up. Hopefully we'll be able to use it in the near future.

 

subperceptual

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Oct 31, 2011
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AZ
Remind me the weekend after next (Nov 12th/13th) - I can bang out a mobile front-end ..... if nobody objects. Seems pretty straight forward to me. It won't be as elegant as tapatalk, but it will at least make our mobile experience a bit more friendly.

 

admin

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Nov 16, 2008
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St. Petersburg, FL
Thanks for the offer Subperceptual.
You may want to check this and see if there is something there you can use that offers the members what they are looking for -
https://launchpad.net/bbpress-mobile/tapatalk-bbpress-plugin

 

bhpdrew

Senior Member
Oct 8, 2010
368
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Washington State
Thank you, Kevin and subperceptual. I appreciate the response. I don't mean to saddle you with more to do. I was wondering if there was an application already out that I was not aware of.

 

zanthal

Preferred Member
Dec 3, 2011
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Pleasanton, CA
There's an app for that!
Err, wait ...
Kevin I still think getting your coder to make a mobile version of the website/forums is a good idea. Forget the special app that you'll end up having to make for iPhone and android.

 

nobail

Junior Member
Dec 26, 2011
94
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Oregon
Thanks for the thought toward Tapatalk. That is what I use on every other forum. Too bad this does not support it. Time for a change?

 

hanymamdouh

Member
Jan 29, 2012
250
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Egypt
I'm on the other side, I like old school, setting on the desk, clanking on the keyboard, althouhg I have Samsung Galaxy Note mobile, but still prefer the old ways and big screens.

 

marmal4de

Preferred Member
Feb 20, 2011
2,320
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Richmond, BC
We are so underrepresented for being the best pipe community out there.
This is a screenshot from Forum Runner on my iPhone.



And for Tapatalk.



 

cajunguy

Preferred Member
Jan 22, 2012
756
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Metairie, LA
A mobile app or, at the very least, mobile functionality would be awesome. I often find myself in situations where I'd rather be communicating with my brothers and sisters here than the people who are five feet from me. Such is life.
Whatever the solution, if you need writing/editing/copy writing/minor graphics work done for for the final release, give me a holler. I've been damned busy these past couple days, but I'll make it work.

 

admin

Smoking a Pipe Right Now
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Nov 16, 2008
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St. Petersburg, FL
Forum Runner won't work for us either, but you guys have persuaded me to move this up on the list.
I'm starting the discussion with a couple of guys now, but keep in mind I am juggling A LOT of things, and have to pay the bills at the same time.

 
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