Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

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Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by thomashouseman » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:38 pm

As the increase in iphone/android web browsing is on the increase, could Exetel please look into enabling the Tapatalk application into this forum?

It should be fairly easy as it already supports phpBB. Details here: http://www.tapatalk.com/

This would make our forum reading whilst mobile much easier.

Thanks.

T.

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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by Munka » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:32 am

thomashouseman wrote:As the increase in iphone/android web browsing is on the increase, could Exetel please look into enabling the Tapatalk application into this forum?

It should be fairly easy as it already supports phpBB. Details here: http://www.tapatalk.com/

This would make our forum reading whilst mobile much easier.

Thanks.

T.
Seconded, as I most often read this forum from a mobile device.
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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by ForumAdmin » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:41 am

I have asked the sysadmin responsible to reply.

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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by CoreyPlover » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:13 am

I see mention of vulnerabilities via Tapatalk but I don't know of their nature or severity. See http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2116602

I wonder if something like http://phpbb-mobile.com is preferred, or perhaps http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2091769. I'm sure there are lots of mobile stylesheets to choose from
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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by thomashouseman » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:25 am

From that thread I get the impression that the Tapatalk mod's are quite responsive to queries/vulnerabilities.

Surely with over 11000 forums using it, any issues would get highlighted & fixed right away?

The one mentioned in the forum above was fixed within 4 days and wasn't that critical. (http://tapa.tk/forum/showthread.php?t=5449 - The problem is clear, only when user have forum list permission without read permission, it will have issues. We'll release a fix build soon and thank you for your reporting.)

T.

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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by SysAdmin » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:44 pm

thomashouseman wrote:As the increase in iphone/android web browsing is on the increase, could Exetel please look into enabling the Tapatalk application into this forum?

It should be fairly easy as it already supports phpBB. Details here: http://www.tapatalk.com/
Our phpBB has been modified (as you may have noticed) which presents a problem as far as the present and future compatibility goes (we don't want to be restricted in the mods we feel we need to make ourselves).

I'd be more than happy to install a custom skin that'd make the forums more usable in a mobile web browser, though. Will look at Corey's suggestions but if there are any favourites, now's the time to shout.

Andrew

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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by thomashouseman » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:55 pm

SysAdmin wrote:
thomashouseman wrote:As the increase in iphone/android web browsing is on the increase, could Exetel please look into enabling the Tapatalk application into this forum?

It should be fairly easy as it already supports phpBB. Details here: http://www.tapatalk.com/
Our phpBB has been modified (as you may have noticed) which presents a problem as far as the present and future compatibility goes (we don't want to be restricted in the mods we feel we need to make ourselves).

I'd be more than happy to install a custom skin that'd make the forums more usable in a mobile web browser, though. Will look at Corey's suggestions but if there are any favourites, now's the time to shout.

Andrew
And those modifications stop Tapatalk from working? It's still my fav. choice but any mobile-centric custom skin would be better than all the zooming I currently have to do....

Thanks,

T.

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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by MrEd » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:12 am

I too would be interested in having Tapatalk enabled.

It's not clear, from the reply SysAdmin gave, whether the Tapatalk features have been examined, to see how they operate in conjunction with the modifications Exetel uses or whether it has been discounted just because it's not in-house code.

The iPad gets alot of use and Tapatalk is a very useful interface.

Here's hoping something can be done.

Cheers MrEd.

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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by thomashouseman » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:32 am

It's also been 2 and a bit months and the other option of a phone friendly format hasn't been implemented either. Still doing lots and lots of zooming! Has any progress been done at all?

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Re: Can we get Tapatalk enabled on this forum please?

Post by SysAdmin » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:49 pm

Apologies for the delay. This is being worked on (albeit slowly). We're not going for Tapatalk but rather going to see how http://phpbb-mobile.com/ will turn out. Unless I've misread something it's a nice, generic solution that'll be free to use, which is something that I find preferable to a specialised app that costs.

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