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Tapatalk: putting your forum on smartphones
« on: November 19, 2010, 02:18:37 PM »
If you have a forum and want to move into the mobile space you might want to look at Tapatalk.  The iPhone and Android apps convert a forum with the Tapatalk plugin into a very touch screen friendly interface.  Best touch interface I've seen so far for forum.  I belong to a motorbike forum (SMF) that uses it and it gives me a better way to interact from my phone.  Helps make forums relevant to mobile.
http://www.tapatalk.com/

Not sure it would work for the Core because it looks like forums become automatically listed in the Tapatalk directory, probably not wise for a forum flying under the radar.  I'm not 100% sure about that so there may be a workaround.

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Re: Tapatalk: putting your forum on smartphones
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 11:55:39 PM »
I've never found forums to be very functional on a mobile, even with the specific mobile skins in place. I was going to give this one a try but their free iPhone app has been removed from the iTunes store. I guess they're re-applying with Apple.

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Re: Tapatalk: putting your forum on smartphones
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 12:14:58 AM »
bill, it is worth trying the free app when it returns.

If I owned a forum what I would really like is a true web based touch interface rather than a proprietary app, but I just have not seen anything as usable as this.

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Re: Tapatalk: putting your forum on smartphones
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 12:41:22 AM »
Your comment about the directory listing was troubling. I didn't read enough over there to figure out if it was mandatory.

I have one vB forum that runs as an Intranet. We keep everything out of there that isn't in the corporate IP range. I wonder if that would work at all? It seems Tapatalk would be running between your site and the client. That could pose some security issues for something as private as that.