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Postby Anthony » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:01 am

I am writing this post from a new app for the forum, Tapatalk -

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Get it from the links above right -
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby lprof » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:02 am

Sure!
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby ski2play » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:39 am

of course!
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby Xislandgirl » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:44 am

YES!!!!
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby stjchica » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:53 am

Yes, thanks Anthony!
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby byado18 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:13 pm

HOORAY!
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby Anthony » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:42 pm

So - the deal with the app is this: it is not an app developed by us. There is a company that makes an app, and a plug in for many forum systems. I installed the plug in and started testing. The image upload (from a pic on my iPhone) was very simple. There are a few buttons to figure (for example I could not find the create new post button!) - I am going to post screen shots to give people an idea - but overall it does seem to work. Unfortunately I can only test on the iPhone, but this system is supposed to work on all mobile browsers.

And here is the kicker - it is not free. It is a $2.99 app -

So - I will post screen shots soon. I want to test it a little more first. I am also not sure what the monetization angle is - I think they may serve ads somewhere, but I have not seen any yet. Also they have an up-sell where you can buy themes or something (I think). Anyway - more soon. Maybe tomorrow.

Thanks for the interest - I wonder just how many people will actually be interested in it/buy it? And if the fact that it costs $2.99 will stop people. I like it already and will definitely use it over trying to use the regular site on my phone.
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby CBama » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm

I would pay 2.99 for the app... :D
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby lprof » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:27 pm

CBama wrote:I would pay 2.99 for the app... :D

So would I. :wink:
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby Randy in MD » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:34 pm

That's less than the cost of a single Painkiller...

I'm in!
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby silverheels » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:14 pm

Absolutely interested. $2.99 not a bad price for the convenience.
Thanks, Anthony. Let us know when you've worked out the kinks.
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby mindehankins » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:35 pm

Yep I'll buy it.
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby nascarfan59 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:18 pm

I'm in!
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby mbw1024 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:22 am

Cruise Critic uses TapTalk - I think that was a free app. Does that do anything for you? Not saying I wouldn't pay $2.99...because you know I would :)

Anthony wrote:So - the deal with the app is this: it is not an app developed by us. There is a company that makes an app, and a plug in for many forum systems. I installed the plug in and started testing. The image upload (from a pic on my iPhone) was very simple. There are a few buttons to figure (for example I could not find the create new post button!) - I am going to post screen shots to give people an idea - but overall it does seem to work. Unfortunately I can only test on the iPhone, but this system is supposed to work on all mobile browsers.

And here is the kicker - it is not free. It is a $2.99 app -

So - I will post screen shots soon. I want to test it a little more first. I am also not sure what the monetization angle is - I think they may serve ads somewhere, but I have not seen any yet. Also they have an up-sell where you can buy themes or something (I think). Anyway - more soon. Maybe tomorrow.

Thanks for the interest - I wonder just how many people will actually be interested in it/buy it? And if the fact that it costs $2.99 will stop people. I like it already and will definitely use it over trying to use the regular site on my phone.
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Re: Phone app for the forum

Postby Anthony » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:28 am

It is Tapatalk - but it is $2.99 - maybe Cruise Critic made it available for free...?
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