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?
I do. I paid for 2 reasons. First, I get no ads at all. Not one.Does anyone access TFO through the paid version of Tapatalk? Is it worth paying for?
I do. I paid for 2 reasons. First, I get no ads at all. Not one.
Second, if I like an app and use it a lot, I like to support the developer.
It only costs $5.00 per year...I think it's definitely worth it.
I am soooooooooooo behind the times when it comes to tech...TFO is a website forum which you access through a browser.
Apps are created to make things easier for users of small screens and should optimise the loading of data so it is faster and cleaner and not struggling due to whatever signal strength you have.
Personally, on my small phone screen I find the app less cluttered with ads, better laid out and a larger clearer font.
My eyesight combined with my phone screen don’t cope well with the website version of this site which is why I am hoping that getting to it via the Tapatalk app will still work and allow me to carry on as now.
It's true that updates to the operating system (Iphone or Android) will make big changes to your phone.I am soooooooooooo behind the times when it comes to tech...
I can't download any of the cool new apps to my cell phone because I refuse to do their stupid updates that mess everything up. Usually by the time I need a new phone, they tell me I'm 18 updates behind. Gone are the days when you buy a new thing, like it as is, and want it to just continue working as it did when you bought it. Their "improvements" usually aren't.
It costs a lot of money for a website to have a personalised Tapatalk app and that cost is probably not sustainable for a smaller forum.
You can install native Tapatalk on your device and access the forum through that. Whether that will continue to work after October 31 I don’t know. I shall certainly be trying it.
Tapatalk 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.