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FYI: TAPATALK now embeds tweets.

Discussion in 'SoSH Support & FAQ' started by soxhop411, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Tapatalk just released an update that will solve much of the bickering that occurred on our site.

    Tweets now embed within the app

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  2. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    Does this mean the SoSHApp will have this functionality at some point in the future?
     
  3. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    That would be a question for
    @AlNipper49
     
  4. soxfan121

    soxfan121 JAG Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Why should the site spend (limited) resources on updating an app that won't work better, or offer any functionality, than literally any browser window?

    Since the major upgrade, the best way to view/read the site on mobile is via any mobile browser. The app, and Tapatalk, both require a lot more work from the Tech folks, for very little return.

    Just use a browser, people.
     
  5. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    It was my understanding that the app was mostly plug and play using the Tapatalk technology. If that isn't the case, I agree it's probably not worth it. Not now anyway.
     
  6. teddykgb

    teddykgb Member SoSH Member

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    I constantly read the praise for the mobile view and understand the logic. The benefit of the Tapatalk app for me is that it consolidates multiple forums I read into one navigation that doesn't require me to use URLs.

    This is a very welcome change because reading this site without tweets is outrageously hard at times.
     
  7. Kenny F'ing Powers

    Kenny F'ing Powers posts 18% useful shit Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Can we stop offering the app? If the general consensus from the staff is "use a browser", maybe we stop offering the app.
     
  8. Boggs26

    Boggs26 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I use the app almost exclusively because I love the timeline format and the ability to only see unread threads. That being said, if those who run it don't think it's worth having (which seems apparent since there is no attempt to answer any questions about it, just a simple "use the browser") then why does it still exist?
     
  9. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    I'm not sure all the staff don't like the app. I don't, but others might.

    I bookmarked this and set it as a launcher on my home screen, so I always open up to the timeline of only unread posts on mobile web:
    http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?find-new/0/posts

    Click SOSH:
    homess.jpg
    Go here:
    soshss.jpg
     
  10. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    We have thousands of people using the app so we'll continue to update it.

    It hasn't been a priority over the past year but I'll get to working on it. The next update will be a lot of work but after that it will be easier. Right now I need to go to Tapatalk, build it and publish it, etc. it's a pain in the balls (though probably not that bad if I did it regularly)

    Tapatalk has a new option where they do that for us but it's a pain in the balls getting our account updated. I'll probably have to pull this app from the store and then publish a new one, but it's not really insurmountable
     
  11. kneemoe

    kneemoe Member SoSH Member

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    In the app when I use timeline I can browse a thread, change pages in that thread, and then when done with the thread press the os's back button and return to the timeline without it completely reloading so I can continue scrolling down to catch up all I've missed since my last visit. If I do this with a browser on my phone it brings me back to the previous page in the thread, or I can use that link and reload the entire timeline... Which means I have to figure out where I left off.

    Literally the only reason I stick with the app, when browsing on my phone I'm lazy. When browsing on desktop I'd just open all the threads I want to read in a new tab all in one go, read them all and be caught up... Not so fond of doing that with say 30 tabs on my phone.
     
  12. OilCanShotTupac

    OilCanShotTupac Sunny von Bulow Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I used the app for a long time, just switched to the mobile browser, and am much happier with it.
     
  13. Oil Can Dan

    Oil Can Dan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    What do I have to do to remain logged in via the mobile browser? Using safari on iPhone 7, and clicking 'remain logged in' doesn't do it.
     
  14. Sinistas

    Sinistas Member SoSH Member

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    I'm the opposite - things always seem to run really slowly using a mobile browser opposed to the app.
     
  15. Bergs

    Bergs Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    When on my mobile, I use the app (you can tell because I fat thumb the shit out of everything and have to make edits).
     
  16. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    FWIW the mobile version of the site *should* be better. When we started using the app we were running Invision which had a dogshit interface. We're now on Xenforo, probably the top forum software with an awesome mobile presentation.

    I'll upgrade the app sometime next month
     

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