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Old 01-13-2015, 02:23 PM   #1
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Tapatalk | Forum mobile access

I wanted to let you know that Tapatalk, a mobile app has been enabled for the forum. If you are browsing the board on your mobile device you should get a prompt to download the app - it is a stripped down viewer designed for lean data use on mobile devices. Tapatalk is available for both Android and IOS platforms and once you've downloaded the app you should be able to access the board with your usual login and password.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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Hi Janet

Thanks, works good on iPhone.

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:39 AM   #3
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Works great on android too. Thanks, Janet!
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:52 AM   #4
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I downloaded and got to a page that says Connect with Facebook ( no thanks ), has icon for Google+ ( no thanks ) and has an icon for Email ( I have email ). So what do I do to open Escape Forum?
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:48 AM   #5
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My android must be too old, I don't get prompted to download anything. It's 2.x.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:30 AM   #6
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I connected with Google, as I am signed in their to get my mail, and store files. Worked great.

Bob, do you have Tapatalk installed? Or, is it just not available for your phone? The latest Android OS is 5.x, maybe time for a new phone?
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:09 PM   #7
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Thought it would prompt to download once I accessed the forum, which I do via Chrome.

I did just download tapatalk via the Play Store, seems to have loaded okay. Searched for and logged into the forum so I should be good.

Need to figure out how to access it in the easiest fashion.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:42 PM   #8
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Thought it would prompt to download once I accessed the forum, which I do via Chrome.
One of the other forums used to do that, and I hate it. Why on earth would I want to be asked about downloading the app again every time I access the forum?
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:45 PM   #9
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One of the other forums used to do that, and I hate it. Why on earth would I want to be asked about downloading the app again every time I access the forum?
It only prompts for a download once. After that the prompt is to continue to site or open in app.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:29 PM   #10
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I don't get why I would want Tapatalk. Is there some advantage to using it?
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:54 PM   #11
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Okay, if it prompts about opening the app only once, and the site does not prompt to redirect. If I want to use an app, I'll use the app. If I requested the site's URL in a browser, I want the site, and don't want to answer "no" to using the app every time... as is required by some forums.

For EscapeForum on my Android tablet, after dismissing the Tapatalk prompt the first time (without installing it), I opened the site again, and there was no prompt Much better than some other sites.

On the other hand, after declining that original installation I decided to try it. No problem downloading the app from the Play Store, but I don't see EscapeForum in it, although FiberglassRV was already set up for me... is this an update to TapToTalk? A search in Tapatalk for "Escape" doesn't find this forum.


In the past, I have found that the forum-reading apps are too limited in functionality, and with a 10-inch tablet there is enough space for the website. A quick glance at FiberglassRV in Tapatalk suggests that the situation has not changed much.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:56 PM   #12
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Okay, if it prompts about opening the app only once, and the site does not prompt to redirect. If I want to use an app, I'll use the app. If I requested the site's URL in a browser, I want the site, and don't want to answer "no" to using the app every time... as is required by some forums.

For EscapeForum on my Android tablet, after dismissing the Tapatalk prompt the first time (without installing it), I opened the site again, and there was no prompt Much better than some other sites.

On the other hand, after declining that original installation I decided to try it. No problem downloading the app from the Play Store, but I don't see EscapeForum in it, although FiberglassRV was already set up for me... is this an update to TapToTalk? A search in Tapatalk for "Escape" doesn't find this forum.


In the past, I have found that the forum-reading apps are too limited in functionality, and with a 10-inch tablet there is enough space for the website. A quick glance at FiberglassRV in Tapatalk suggests that the situation has not changed much.
You have to login with your regular forum username and password. It then associates the forum with the app. It also seems to add a couple other forums I've never heard of, but those are easily deleted.
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I don't get why I would want Tapatalk. Is there some advantage to using it?
On a tiny screen, such as an iPhone 4, it greatly simplifies the GUI and makes it easier to use -- without all the pinching, zooming and panning.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:18 PM   #14
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I don't get why I would want Tapatalk. Is there some advantage to using it?
Yeah, as Robert says, the layout and usability is vastly improved over using a regular browser on. Basically, it cuts out all the crap, and just lets you post.

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Any plans to add a version for Windows Phone 8.1?
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Any plans to add a version for Windows Phone 8.1?
Tapatalk is available for your Windows phone.
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Do the site techies need to do anything to make the forum work there?
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I have a problem using Tapatalk and wonder if anyone has a solution. One feature I use a lot is when I am logged in, the "Recent Discussions" list on the right column shows discussions that have changed and I haven't read yet as bold. When I logged in to the forum using Tapatalk, this list on my computer no longer shows in bold the unread discussions. I presume it has something to do with Tapatalk trying to find recent discussions and therefore the browser version not knowing that I haven't really read them yet. I would like to keep the bold list of unread discussions while still having access via Tapatalk. How can I keep the browser version playing nicely with the Android app?
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You have to login with your regular forum username and password. It then associates the forum with the app. It also seems to add a couple other forums I've never heard of, but those are easily deleted.
In case anyone is curious, the end result was that I had to launch the app from the web page for the forum to get straight into the forum using my EscapeForum username and password. It then works as intended. Starting without any other context, Tapatalk can't make the forum association even if I select the forum from their list.

Also, I am repeatedly prompted to use the app when I load the forum webpage on my Android tablet, even though I have loaded the app and logged in I accept cookies on this device, and I haven't cleared any history. As usual, the aggressive promotion of the app is an annoyance, but you get what you pay for
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When I go into the Escape page on Tapatalk, it lists all the recent discussions for me, the same as it does here. I have no clue what I might be doing different, but it seems to work okay for me.

I much prefer using the app for FGRV, as opposed to going in through Tapatalk, like you have to for the Escape forum. I lists are much better to find my way through.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:18 PM   #20
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Out of curiosity I just visited the forum via browser on my wife's Android phone. Sheesh. The mobile site is infested with ads, and the ads are interspersed in each thread, breaking up the comments about ever 2nd or 3rd post. Unuseable, IMHO, but whatever.

Definitely use the Tapatalk app.
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