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Old 25-04-2010
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Hi there.. is there any chance we can get the tapatalk plugin installed on the national forum. We're using it for HB4x4R and it's very popular with the members who use mobile devices, and so it would be useful to use it for the national forum as well.

It supports vBulletin and the board plugin is free - it's a few quid for the mobile device app for anyone who chooses to use it.

http://www.tapatalk.com

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Old 25-04-2010
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What does the app do? I,m using my mobile at the moment and the site loads up fine.
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Old 26-04-2010
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It provides a mobile optimised view of the forum, and reduces network traffic needed to view/post. Think of the difference between trying to access the gmail website on a small screen, and using a dedicated gmail app.

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Old 26-04-2010
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I like it. I asked in our group forum for something like this but was told no. But that was without seeing this. I've raised it again now, because its really does look great on my iTouch, which I use 90% of the time....I have wifi and roam around a lot. hmmm. Anyway, just using the web forum makes navigation really tricky and I'm forever pinching the screen and expanding it ...
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Old 26-04-2010
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Hi - I'm not familiar with the technology but will this aid access on iphone also ?
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Old 26-04-2010
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yes - go to the developer's web site, you'll see it as a application for iPhone/iTouch
http://www.tapatalk.com/
I've been taking a look. The free version doesn't allow replying/writing to forums, its read-only, but for under 2 you get it all.
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Old 27-04-2010
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We're running it already in the HB4x4R forum and it hasn't caused any problems so far.

It works with iPhone, Android, and Nokia Symbian phones, and the Blackberry version is in beta.

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Chaps,

Can we have a show of hands of who would actually use this please if it was installed? (I don't really want to increase the maintenance overhead unless there are a number of people who would use it.)

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Old 27-04-2010
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I'm using it already, so will def use it for this and the SEE4x4R group - I'm getting some resistance there though by one or two who are happy reading the forum as is on their Blackberrys.
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I wouldnt use it purley because I have a win mob phone.
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