So sad to hear that, however if that is what needs to be done, then that is what needs to be done. I liked the app, as it is much easier to load photos directly from your phone. However I will just have to do it the long way round when I am at work. As I don't have a computer at home to work from.I know many of you use the TFO Branded App and Tapatalk App and I have tried to keep it working as long as possible. I recently learned that Tapatalk has started to store user information from forums and sell advertising based upon this information. We don't sell your information and I don't like the fact that we can't have control over that aspect to keep others from doing it. Another reason is that we like to have control over site functionality and they don't support the full features of our forum. It leaves for an incomplete experience for some users at times.
As a result I have made the decision to remove Tapatalk support from TFO and remove our app from the app stores. The TFO App will stop functioning on October 1, 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT OUR MOBILE VERSION BUT THE APP VERSION. You can still surf TFO from your phone, tablet, etc. by opening your browser and typing in "tortoiseforum.org". Maybe some of our more tech-savvy members can post some screenshots of how to add a TFO bookmark to your home screen.
I realize there will be some of you who do not like this decision but based on my previous comments we have had to make this hard decision and we are going to stand by it. I wanted to make this announcement and give you time to make alternative plans, if you are a TFO Tapatalk user.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support!
I’m just curious but is there a cost associated with the app? Apple and google already have our personal information. I don’t understand what you think they’re going to sell? If it’s money, I’d be willing to contribute towards keeping it. It’s much more convenient than the web page.
I hope that #1 worksTapatalk is an app that talks to the forum instead of the browser you use (Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox)
It presents the website in a clearer format for small screens.
Josh pays Tapatalk for a customised version of Tapatalk which means that a TFO app can be downloaded from the app store. People using the TFO app are generally unaware that actually it is customised Tapatalk.
It is this customised version of Tapatalk that is going.
It won’t affect anyone who uses the forum through the web browser on their mobile device.
Those that use the customised app, like me, can try:
1. Downloading the basic Tapatalk app from the app store and trying to login to TFO through it. This may or may not carry on working.
2. Login to TFO through the web browser on their device.
Why did we/do we need a separate "app" when the forum works fine on any device already? I thought TFO was an app? How was this separate app different than the regular TFO that I am used to?Nothing will change for you. There was a separate app that allowed members to access the forum, that is being discontinued.
Tapatalk is getting a little sketchy with the advancements in data analytics so that now you can be tracked over the whole internet. They pay sites like this to gather data so they may track all over the internet and make suggestions for purchases. That is why when you go to some sites it will have something you recently looked at in a window on the side of the browser that links to a seller! Very Scary