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  1. cooperjet

    cooperjet Well-Known Member

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    I feel like Tapatalk for iOS hasn't been making any improvements and the quality is going downhill. Is forum runner better?
     
  2. Crashton

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    I have never used Tapatalk. Forum runner works well for me.
     
  3. Justa Jim

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    ^^ Same here. :Thumbsup:

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  4. Nathan

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    The mobile solutions are at a bit of a turmoil stage these days.

    TapaTalk hasn't really been keeping up with the ForumRunner features and has been adding in app purchases to benefit TapaTalk.

    ForumRunner has been purchased by Internet Brands and customer service has gone downhill. There is also talk of ditching the paid version of ForumRunner that many of you have purchased and giving the app away by supporting it with advertising in the app. Forum owners would have 0 control of the apps with all revenues going to Internet Brands.

    An alternative is to contract with TapaTalk or ForumRunner to create a Motoring Alliance branded app. For those of you that use either app to view multiple forums this would mean adding yet another app for just Motoring Alliance access. I'm loathe to purchase a M/A specific app from either. ForumRunner costs $599 annually for an iOS and Android app. Tapatalk runs $4,298 to have both an iOS and Android app. While that is a license to use the app in perpetuity, updates cost. One has to purchase time blocks from Tapatalk for updates. These run $50 hr with a minimum purchase of 20 hours.

    Both apps have priced smaller sites such as Motoring Alliance out of the picture.

    So which is better? I use ForumRunner unless I need to handle moderation when on the road, then I use TapaTalk.

    ForumRunner is US based, owned by Internet Brands, the same people that own the sewing site.

    TapaTalk is Chinese, based out of Hong Kong, they are independent...for now.
     
  5. cooperjet

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    Thanks for the explanation Nathan!
     
  6. Justa Jim

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    That is not good news. There seems to be no way to get away from stinking advertising these days. Adds in moderation are OK, but they always go overboard. I rarely watch TV for that very reason. Five minutes of show and fifteen minutes of adds. :mad2:

    Jim
     
  7. Nathan

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    Tapatalk has a new update to the app. It's mostly bug fixes and in app purchases. Please note that all in app purchases for Tapatalk benefit Tapatalk only. Revenue is not shared with the site.
     
  8. Nathan

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    TapaTalk updated on the server.

    Updates include:

    • Support advanced search now.
    • Support more vbulletin native bbcode.
    • Support more push type include quote, mention and new topic notification.
    • Enhance custom sub-forum icon.
    • Optimize plugin entry interface in browser.
    • Improve push feature to avoid affect forum's response time.
    • Fix some little bugs.
     
  9. Nathan

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    TapaTalk updated on the server again.

    Updates include:

    • Optimized compatibility with MYSQL during the installation.
    • Fixed performance issue.
    • Fix some mode conflict issues.
    • Fix system error thrown when thread have posts from deleted user.
    • Fix push test returned failure error message issue.
    • Fix push bug in specific php version.
     
  10. Nathan

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    TapaTalk updated on the server again.

    This is a security update on the server side to prevent a potential exploit.
     
  11. Nathan

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    TapaTalk updated on the server again.

    1. Add option of tapatalk notification for rebranding users.
    2. Add option of disabling new topic for specific forum.
    3. Add option of switching vb seo like mode
    4. Optimize push feature.
    5. Optimize alert feature.
    6. Optimize attachment type feature.
    7. Fix some bugs.

    Most of this is important to me on the back end, only the push, alert and attachment items will be seen by you.
     
  12. Metalman

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    Ummmm.....

    You "fixed" bugs????? :eek6:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Crashton

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    Best call the Orkin man.
     
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    Anything on the horizon for Winphone 7.5 or 8?
     
  15. mrntd

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    Okay you old tech geeks why do they call problems with computers or software "bugs"?
     
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    From the old Harvard MkII. Didn't they remove a dead moth from it or something like that?
     
  17. Nathan

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    Sorry, nothing on the horizon.


    Mothman did it!
     
  18. Crashton

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    True story..... We had an earwig take out our AC unit on the old house. Little bugger fried himself & the AC unit. :incazzato:
     
  19. Nathan

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    TapaTalk updated on the server, updated include.

    • Add smart banner.
    • Add permanent redirect link after a topic is moved.
    • Add page turning for private message view.
    • Remove tapatalk detect notification.
    • Optimize some advanced search feature.
    • Optimize short content display for topics.
    • Optimize build your own users online display.
    • Optimize push feature, it will not send push if tapatalk push server is inaccessible.
    • Optimize participated topics tab, it will not rely on cached search any more.
    • Fix ban user failed issue.
    • Fix a login issue.
    • Fix a search issue.
    • Fix a register requires filling custom field issue.

    This is supported in all version of Tapatalk.

    There is also a new version of Tapatalk available for purchase.

    Tapatalk 2 has a different interface, look and feel. It run's $3.99 for iDevices. M/A does not set the price nor derive any income from this app.
     
  20. mrntd

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    You got it. The moths were attracted to the light of the tubes. They landed on them, got fried, and the tube overheated causing errors in the output.
     

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