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Will Myers
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Hi,
Are there any plans to add the Tapatalk plugin to the forums to make it easier to access from a mobile device?
Willy
Ulf Dittmer
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I don't recall it ever having been mentioned. Have you tried the mobile site? It generally works well on a broad range of mobile devices.


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Will Myers
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I have and it's fine but I use a number of different forums and it's nice to have them all in one place, Tapatalk makes it very easy....
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

We're a volunteer run site so unless one of us decides to pick it up, it probably won't happen.
and I quite like the mobile view we have already
Bjoern Kimminich
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Joined: Jul 04, 2011
Posts: 6

I know this is a zombie thread, but I would also love to see a Tapatalk support for these forums! The app is just plain great and it's much cooler to have everything in one place than having to switch around a lot. Please consider this. Afaik it's a little plugin and that's it...
Henry Wong
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Bjoern Kimminich wrote:Afaik it's a little plugin and that's it...


Just did a quick search tapatalk site. There is no mention of any support for jforum, little plugin or otherwise. Where is this plugin you are referring to?

Henry


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Bjoern Kimminich
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Henry Wong wrote:
Bjoern Kimminich wrote:Afaik it's a little plugin and that's it...


Just did a quick search tapatalk site. There is no mention of any support for jforum, little plugin or otherwise. Where is this plugin you are referring to?

Henry


The "Afaik" was the important part in that sentence... Sorry, just re-checked myself and there is no official support of jForum for Tapatalk. But there is a Tapatalk API that can be used to create individual plugins. The page says it's free... I'm no forum development expert so maybe someone with exprience in jForum can take a look and check how much effort it would be to plug Tapatalk into jForum?

The app is really cool and it's a great value++ to have all your favorite forums in one app on your phone...
Bjoern Kimminich
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I tweeted the question if jForum and Tapatalk might work together in the future <or> if someone has integrated both before at Stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7518314/did-anyone-integrate-tapatalk-into-a-jforum-yet

Let's see if something good comes out of this...
Suhas Mandrawadkar
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Spamming for a cause, please forgive.
Would really love to see java ranch on Tapatalk :-)


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Another forum i was teading offers tapatalk. I paid the couple dollars and downloaded it for my ipad. It is nice! Makes the forum look native and is much faster than navigating to different urls.

Does anyone have info on what needs to be done to write a tapatalk plugin. And does it cost anything? I haven't clicked on the link above in this thread yet and am busy at the monent. But i am considering writing the plugin. And if you can supply any info to make it takes less of mytime, that makes it more likely to happen!

Written on my ipad - please ignore typos


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I looked into it once a little bit. It's a web services API and they provide plugins for various COTS forum products. It wasn't clear whether it was a documented API that we could implement ourselves; there's obviously not going to be a plugin we can just install.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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I've read a bit now. It's "free" to develop a tapatalk plugin. However they say:

As a Plug-in developer, there is no cost of using this API and can enjoy our excllent developer support, however you agree to:

Not redistributing our plugin and retain all copyright information in the source-code
Add a "Powered by Tapatalk" at the bottom of your website where you deployed Tapatalk

This makes me uncomfortable. The website is *not* powered by Tapatalk. It is powered by JForum and hosted by ejip. Saying it is powered by tapatalk is incredibly misleading. It supports Tapatalk. Am I misinterpreting their request?

I also haven't been able to find the API; just a reference that it exists. Moot point given #1 though.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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I'd also like to note that the other forum (chief delphi) does not comply with this rule. They do not mention Tapatalk at all if you show up on a computer. If you show up on an iPad (or presumably another supported mobile device), they tell you that you can use tapatalk. But even then they don't say powered by tapatalk. What chief delphi does it accurate. However, it's not what tapatalk requests.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Correction. On a non mobile device I see the following on the site home page and no reference on the forum listing page. I usually skip the home page so missed this big text area.
Mobile Browsing

You can now use Tapatalk (a 3rd-party application) to view Chief Delphi on your mobile device. This application only supports the default vBulletin discussion forum features of Chief Delphi (CD-Media, CD-Swap, etc., are not supported).

Tapatalk is available for iPhone ($2.99), iPad ($2.99), Android ($2.99), and Blackberry ($3.99).

Search for 'Chief Delphi' on Tapatalk, to browse the forums.

Let me know if you run into any problems using it.
 
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