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    Forum Applications for Mobile Phones

    Hi Dave,

    Would it be possible to install the following two mobile phone forum application plugins onto the forum?

    Forum Runner and Tapatalk.

    Both are free to install as plugins on the forum, and they allow most smart phones easy access to the forum, without having to use the device browser.

    I have a BlackBerry, and I use Tapatalk on another forum - very user-friendly and lightweight.

    Thanks in anticipation!
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    Hi Neville.

    It's on the to-do list and should go in sometime over this weekend. I'll make a post when it's done.

    The snag for now is I haven't finished cleaning up the mods I've made so far and if I load them too quickly it becomes difficult to identify which one caused the break. (A classic example, if you look to the left in my profile, the blog entry count has got tangled up with the thank you info).
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    Forum Runner should be up and running. If someone uses it, please let me know that everything worked out fine, please.
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    Unfortunately I can't test Forum Runner on my BlackBerry, as they have not yet developed the app for BB.

    There is a beta version of Tapatalk for BB though, so I look forward to that!
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    With any luck, Tapatalk is now working. If anyone uses it, please confirm it's working as it should.

    For those wondering what this is all about:

    Tapatalk is a mobile forum app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia. Tapatalk supports vBulletin, phpBB, IPB and SMF 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.

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    Images are thread are converted to thumbnail and allow full-screen viewing


    Ability to see Who's Online and what they are doing:


    Ability to search by topics and posts:


    Ability to upload images directly from Android and iPhone!:



    Check out http://www.tapatalk.com for more information!
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    Excellent - thanks Dave!

    I'm using Tapatalk to type this reply. As I mentioned before, Tapatalk on BlackBerry is still in beta phase, so there are still a few bugs here and there.

    However, it makes it so much more convenient to keep an eye on the forum without having to lug your computer around.

    It's a lot easier than using the phone browser as well.
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    And as you said - lightweight - at least for smart phone browsing.

    On a PC, once you're past the first page load browsing the site takes next to no bandwidth. I was horrified at what it takes to browse on a phone - way worse than coming in from a PC for the first time. It's all the javascripts, I guess.
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    Hi Dave,

    I've found another forum app, designed specifically for BlackBerries, called BerryBlab.

    Could you please make it available on TFSA?

    I am finding TapaTalk a little too buggy...
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    *installed*

    Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes as soon as possible, Neville. They want a logo and I've used their default for now. I'll do a custom one once I know the app's worth keeping.

    On Tapatalk and bugs - I must say I was more impressed with Forum Runner than with Tapatalk from a site owner's point of view. They seemed more coder savvy (they use a clean and powerful plug-in whereas for Tapatalk I had to hack some code which could cause upgrade issues). Just how buggy was Tapatalk?
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    Thanks Dave - BerryBlab looks good and FAR more slick than Tapatalk!

    The only limitation is that it is a vBulletin forum app, i.e. other forum software won't work with BerryBlab.

    Tapatalk was bombing out on me regularly, images would not display etc.
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