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TapaTalk

Post by Jardry » 15 March 10 2:52 pm

Any chance the devs could incorporate Tapatalk for iphone users?

http://www.tapatalk.com/

Looks a lot easier to read the forum than using the Safari Browser on the iphone.

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Post by caughtatwork » 15 March 10 3:08 pm

So we make a hack to our forum software (security notwithstanding), so they can sell you an app and include our forum in their directory, driving up their ability to sell more of the same app ... and we get what out of this?

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Re: TapaTalk

Post by Cheesy pigs » 15 March 10 3:21 pm

iphones can get the forum and gca site through safari already though, and ive not had a problem reading it
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Re: TapaTalk

Post by CraigRat » 15 March 10 3:21 pm

Thanks for the idea, but we'll have to pass,

We've kind of got a policy of not coding chunks of the site to work with specific applications or devices, as it's hard to maintain and could be a potential security issue.

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Re: TapaTalk

Post by Jardry » 15 March 10 3:40 pm

It was only a request!!

Unfortunately my eyes aren't as good and it appeared to be easier to read, hence the request.

It was not a demand.

Explanation provided, and accepted, no dramas.

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Post by caughtatwork » 15 March 10 4:08 pm

Oh, don't worry about me. I'm feel particularly hard done by today and so my post came across a lot snarkier than I intended. Sorry about that.

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Re: TapaTalk

Post by Jardry » 15 March 10 4:21 pm

caughtatwork wrote:Sorry about that.
OK - all's good again.

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Re: TapaTalk

Post by Damo. » 15 March 10 10:13 pm

Just thinking about this as I too have been accessing the forum sometimes from the iPhone browser.
I have the "read new posts" URL bookmarked and it's not too bad with the screen landscape, you just have to zoom in a bit to hit the tiny little 'new post' button against each thread and then zoom out again to read it.
I just had a look at the two other layouts I don't use, GCA blue and prosilver and they are not any better, actually in prosilver the new post button looks even smaller.

That had me wondering if instead of coding something platform specific, perhaps a fourth forum layout option with a chunky font and larger "new post" button could be easy to do? I know there are hacks that need to be done to each layout so it's not something ideal for the coders but with the growth in mobile internet devices it could be useful. :-k

(Also could be annoying because it seems the forum layout is not set by cookie so you couldn't have one layout on your mobile device and another on your desktop.)

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Post by CraigRat » 15 March 10 10:16 pm

Damo. wrote:Also could be annoying because it seems the forum layout is not set by cookie so you couldn't have one layout on your mobile device and another on your desktop.)
Correct. The layout theme is mapped to your username

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Re: TapaTalk

Post by Damo. » 15 March 10 10:27 pm

CraigRat wrote:
Damo. wrote:Also could be annoying because it seems the forum layout is not set by cookie so you couldn't have one layout on your mobile device and another on your desktop.)
Correct. The layout theme is mapped to your username
So how easy is it to knock up a new one with a big font so we can do a feasibility study? :-"

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Re: TapaTalk

Post by LouiseAnn » 06 April 12 12:27 am

bummer about this, but at least I found this post and didn't ask a silly question.

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