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#1 Post by JaneL » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:42 pm

Thanks to leftbrain99's suggestion, the forum is now optimized for use on smartphones. We're using Tapatalk which is a mobile forum app available now for Android, Blackberry (beta), iPhone and Nokia.

Tapatalk supports all the usual forum functions plus full screen image viewing, caching (less reload), private messaging, all these features are accessible in just a few simple taps. The free version of the app will allow you to log in with read-only access to boards and private messages. The paid version of the app allows you to post and reply to forum messages and private messages and to view images.

Check out http://www.tapatalk.com for more information about getting the app and its functionality!

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#2 Post by Sandstorm83 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:18 pm

I just downloaded the app on my BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and connected to the forum and it works great!

Thanks for doing this, now I can kill some time during the day while public commuting.
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#3 Post by JaneL » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:05 pm

Glad to hear the BlackBerry app is available and is working well for you! Is that the beta version, or has it been released now?
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#4 Post by Sandstorm83 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:43 pm

It's still in beta, but I haven't discovered any bugs yet.
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#5 Post by JaneL » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:50 pm

That's great news, then - thanks!
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#6 Post by billp117 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:25 am

iPhone yet?
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#7 Post by rkawakami » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:52 am

Yes. I downloaded the app from the iTunes store for my Touch a few minutes ago.
JaneL wrote:We're using Tapatalk which is a mobile forum app available now for Android, Blackberry (beta) and iPhone.
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#8 Post by bananaman » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:42 am

Thanks for setting this up guys! Bought the iPhone app already. This is a boon to those of us on the move!

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#9 Post by pianowizard » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:37 am

With a high-res screen (e.g. my HTC Touch Pro2 has 800x480), the full site works very well. But of course, not many phones have such a high res, e.g. the iPhone is only 480x320.
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#10 Post by AllTPedOut » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:31 pm

Sorry PW...iPhone app works quite well! Thanks for setting this up!

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#11 Post by leftbrain99 » Sun May 02, 2010 12:56 pm

Yes! This is awesome, and I'm glad others are able to use it. It is working great on my Moto Droid (except that I can't seem to access threads like this one in the Announcements section :shrug:) It's just really nice to be able to scan the Marketplace when I'm bored. Maybe I won't miss as many good deals anymore.
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#12 Post by billp117 » Sun May 02, 2010 2:04 pm

It works great on my iPhone. Would be nice to do landscape...will probably upgrade to the paid version.
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#13 Post by JaneL » Sun May 02, 2010 2:48 pm

Thanks for the feedback - we're happy to see so many forum members taking advantage of the new smartphone access! :thumbs-UP:

The Tapatalk developers seem to be a fairly responsive lot and have a forum at http://www.tapatalk.com/forum/ with a Features Request and Suggestion board that they monitor and respond to. If there are things you'd like added or improved, you can either post it here for us to pass on or post it on the Tapatalk forum yourself.

The Tapatalk crew has been busy this week. I know I got an update to my iPhone version (I sprung for the paid version), and I think they also released an update to the Android version as well as getting the Nokia version re-posted to that app store (Ovi?).

I think it's interesting that they provide a QR code for quick download of the Android version!

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#14 Post by archer6 » Sun May 02, 2010 5:32 pm

I've been accessing and posting to this forum for over a year, via my BlackBerry Bold 9000 or my iPhone.

It was a pain on the BB, not so much on the iPhone. Now that the forum is optimized for this app, I'm really enjoying it.

Thanks to Bill and all involved :thumbs-UP:

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#15 Post by GomJabbar » Sun May 02, 2010 6:06 pm

JaneL wrote:The Tapatalk crew has been busy this week. I know I got an update to my iPhone version (I sprung for the paid version), and I think they also released an update to the Android version as well as getting the Nokia version re-posted to that app store (Ovi?).
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#16 Post by JaneL » Sun May 02, 2010 8:21 pm

Well, rats! I could have sworn I saw a note from someone that it was available again.
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#17 Post by GomJabbar » Wed May 05, 2010 12:29 am

Tapatalk now 'appears' that it is available for download, but my device cannot download it. This is the first app that I have tried to download. I wonder if at&t has restricted what I can download and install - or at least from where? I'll see if I can find out.

I thought I had a Nokia 6650 fold, but when I tried to download the app the error message said: "Sorry, this item is not available for your device: Nokia 6650d. Browse for more great content in the "Related" section below."
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#18 Post by Crunch » Fri May 14, 2010 1:23 am

pianowizard wrote:With a high-res screen (e.g. my HTC Touch Pro2 has 800x480), the full site works very well. But of course, not many phones have such a high res, e.g. the iPhone is only 480x320.
Ah-bah-bah-bah-bah-baaa... Check back next month. It'll look brilliant on the 4th gen. iPhone w/ 960x640. :mrgreen:

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#19 Post by GomJabbar » Wed May 19, 2010 12:34 am

Tapatalk is now available for the Nokia's as a direct download from Tapatalk. Finally it works for me! :D

Tapatalk for Nokia is now FREE - direct download without Ovi
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#20 Post by JaneL » Wed May 19, 2010 12:46 am

That's great news!
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#21 Post by beGi » Sun May 23, 2010 5:58 am

works fine on my nokia e55...got it through Ovi store for free (and it allows posting)...

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#22 Post by yak » Sun May 23, 2010 11:12 am

I don't know, I gave it a try on an iPhone but didn't like it. I prefer browsing the forum in Safari. There was nothing I couldn't do through the web interface (and I couldn't even post). No performance difference either. What's the hype here?
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#23 Post by JaneL » Sun May 23, 2010 11:20 am

yak wrote:What's the hype here?
If using the forum through Safari suits you, that's great! Some of us, however, didn't care for that and wanted a different method. Not sure why you'd label that as "hype".

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#24 Post by yak » Sun May 23, 2010 11:27 am

JaneL wrote:If using the forum through Safari suits you, that's great! Some of us, however, didn't care for that and wanted a different method. Not sure why you'd label that as "hype".
Sorry, maybe "hype" wasn't the right word (English isn't my native language). I was just under impression that everybody think Tapatalk provides better experience. I didn't see any negative posts so I thought that maybe I missed some killer-feature. Oh well, it seems this is just not my cup of tea then.
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#25 Post by JaneL » Sun May 23, 2010 12:43 pm

For me, the benefit is that I can view the messages one right after the other in a menu and message format that's sized for the screen. I can't speak for the others, but being near-sighted, when I was using Safari to view the forum, I had to zoom in and scroll back and forth to be able to read messages. It really wasn't a working solution for me.

Fortunately, we both have a choice now! ;-)

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#26 Post by beGi » Sun May 23, 2010 1:16 pm

There are two advantages for me: first, is that my phone has rather small screen size/resolution (240x320 pixels, 2.4") and this app makes things readable without zooming annoyance; second, i visit this forum when i have time (to kill), sometimes i do it when i'm in "non-wlan environment" and this app sure makes things go faster and thus cheaper (when compared to traditional browser based 3.5G surfing)...

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#27 Post by darrenf » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:17 am

I just installed a Tapatalk client on my phone (Sprint Palm Pre) and when I visit the thinkpads.com forums I get this message:

"Incompatible Forum - This forum uses an old version of the Tapatalk plugin. Please ask the forum admins to update the plugin to the latest version. You'll be limited to read-only mode until they update the plugin."

As a result, I can't log in and it doesn't bookmark the thinkpads.com forum as a favorite so I have to search for it every time I want to visit.

Is it possible to update the plugin to allow for use with the latest clients?

Many thanks!

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#28 Post by JaneL » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:01 am

darrenf wrote:Is it possible to update the plugin to allow for use with the latest clients?
Try it now.


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#29 Post by darrenf » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:44 pm

It works great now for everything but posting. When I tried to reply to this thread I got this message (after composing and hitting send):

Error Sending Post - Incorrect parameters passed to method: No method signature matches number of parameters.

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#30 Post by JaneL » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:06 pm

A new update came out last night after Bill updated to what was the current one. He said he would try to get it downloaded and replaced tonight. Try again tomorrow. If that doesn't fix it, we/you can adjourn to the Tapatalk forum to get help.
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