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Mobile device support coming.

Postby JQW » 23 Jul 2010, 13:24

Sometime over the next few days I'll be making modifications to the board software to add better support for mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones, using a piece of third party software called Tapatalk. I will need to take the board down for a while to add this support.

The rest of this post has been copied from the Tapatalk support site.


Tapatalk is a mobile forum app for iPhone / Android and soon to be on Blackberry and Nokia. Tapatalk supports vBulletin (3.x and 4.x) and phpBB forums and forum owner can activate this service for free. Tapatalk supports all the usual forum functions plus full screen image viewing, image upload, caching (less reload), private messaging, all these features are accessible in just a few simple taps.

Tapatalk for iPhone:
Showing New and Unread Posts:
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Full Thread Viewing and Pagination Support:
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See Who's Online:
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Reply to Post and Image Upload:
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Some of the large forums activated Tapatalk support
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Tapatalk for Android


Total Android Look and Feel
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Same feature set as iPhone:
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Quickly Reply to a conversation:
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Latest and Unread Posts indicator and multi-tabs support:

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Full screen image support - support landscape mode also
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Check out http://www.tapatalk.com for more information!
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 23 Jul 2010, 14:11

great
another reason to get an iPhone :-)
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Rated B » 23 Jul 2010, 14:48

A Tapatalk user writes:

It's *really* decent, too. I mean you can read most forums in your mobile browser ok... Tapatalk renders them really useable on the move.

Nice one, Jethro. :)
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Molony » 23 Jul 2010, 16:04

Having just arrived back from school for a six week holiday I didn't think I could feel more happy. Thanks Jethro, this is excellent news. It is a bit of a nightmare trying to navigate the site (as I am doing now) on an iPhone screen. Will there be a BCB icon for my home screen?

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Fireplug » 23 Jul 2010, 16:10

Outstanding. I just got a smartphone and this is just the news I needed to hear!

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby brotherlouie » 23 Jul 2010, 17:28

hoo-blummin'-ray!

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Dr Benway » 23 Jul 2010, 17:38

Great!
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Jul 2010, 17:55

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 24 Jul 2010, 00:54

excellent work Jethro, just got Tapatalk and there we are
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Muskrat » 24 Jul 2010, 05:10

So far, I can't get it to work on mine.
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Sambient » 24 Jul 2010, 09:41

Rated 'B' wrote:A Tapatalk user writes:

It's *really* decent, too. I mean you can read most forums in your mobile browser ok... Tapatalk renders them really useable on the move.

Nice one, Jethro. :)



Good to know! I mean, I can read the boards okayish with my lil' bit of 'net my phone gets, but I'm unsuccessful when I try to post.

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Rory Bellows » 24 Jul 2010, 09:43

That's great news JQW
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby John_K » 24 Jul 2010, 09:59

Is there a particular Tapatalk app to download?

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Jude » 24 Jul 2010, 10:46

Molony wrote:Will there be a BCB icon for my home screen?
If the answer to that is "no", it's a relatively simple piece of work to add one. Simple enough that i could do it, if required.

In fact, all that needs to be done is to take the following image:
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Save it as a PNG, and save it at the following location: http://www.bcb-board.co.uk/apple-touch-icon.png

Easy as that.
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby JQW » 24 Jul 2010, 11:43

I've uploaded the Tapatalk code, but have yet to make modifications to the various templates to point supported devices to the Tapatalk download page. It requires taking the site down momentarily to test.

I hope to be able to borrow an iPod touch sometime this weekend to test it on, and will make the changes then.
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Rated B » 26 Jul 2010, 11:50

It's working for browsing and reading, but can't post with it at the moment...

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby The Prof » 26 Jul 2010, 11:56

Don't you need to upgrade to the paid version?

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Rated B » 26 Jul 2010, 12:52

The one I've been using on other fora for like a year, you mean?
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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby The Prof » 26 Jul 2010, 12:56

Dunno - did you pay for it?

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Re: Mobile device support coming.

Postby Rated B » 26 Jul 2010, 13:28

Yes. But as it goes, a jailbroken phone with a hacked .ipa works just the same.

I've got the right version of Tapatalk.
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