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TAPATALK

Postby glaforce » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:17 am

Greetings admin staff hope you had a good 4th. I will get right to my question, can you please setup "TAPATALK" on the message board. As i understand it this is a free plugin for PHP message boards. As a mobile user this app allows me a much nicer formatted view of the MSG board. I use this daily to access other MSG board "doityourselfchristmas.com" To us the end user there is a small fee to get this app for or Iphone or android or black berry device how ever it is an awesome interface and is very stable. If you add this functionality to the bat board your mobile user will love you for it.

A long time user of batlabs (i don't log in to the board that much but with a mobile interface that would change)


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Re: TAPATALK

Postby alex » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:25 am

George -

I don't have an issue with it, however, the $1000 would end up coming out of my pocket. If we were going to do this I think we would consider moving the forum to something like vbulletin and then doing their mobile add on. That is around $500 or so, but there are yearly licensing fees we would also have to look in to.

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby gopher » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:17 am

Add my vote for tapatalk. According to their site, it only cost 1000 for them to make a custom rebanded app. Its also possible to get the forum on tapatalk free. U just add a plugin on the server, and the batlabs would be viewable on the tapatalk app. I never did this so i dont know whats involved with the technicial side.

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby alex » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:40 am

I'll ping the support guys with my questions - but I think my main issue is with advertising. There isn't any here and the custom app indicates that it removes the advertising within the application (or add's your own)... If we can get by with the free one and have there be no advertising associated with the forum (e.g. they really shouldn't be making money off the forum here) then I don't think there is an issue unless something security wise becomes a concern. We are not giving out the credentials to a third party and would much rather host something as part of the server itself....

I'm also curious to see your guys demand for it...

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby bezking » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:30 pm

Lindsay has it on rr. I guess I'd use it here too if we had it, but then again I don't really have any issues with looking at the full board, even with batblack, on my cellphone. The one downside is that the client does cost a few bucks on the app stores...
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Re: TAPATALK

Postby tvsjr » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:25 pm

The normal web interface works fine on my iPad and iPhone...

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby Victor Xray » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:46 pm

tvsjr wrote:The normal web interface works fine on my iPad and iPhone...
+1 as well as my Android

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby wavetar » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:02 pm

Even on my crappy old 8830 Blackberry browser, it really isn't too bad as is...gets me by on a weekend away, at least...using batblack.
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Re: TAPATALK

Postby crazyboy » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:57 pm

I'm running tapatalk for free on a forum I admin that is running the same version of phpbb. No problems, and it was cake to install.

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby escomm » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:33 pm

alex wrote:I'll ping the support guys with my questions - but I think my main issue is with advertising. There isn't any here and the custom app indicates that it removes the advertising within the application (or add's your own)... If we can get by with the free one and have there be no advertising associated with the forum (e.g. they really shouldn't be making money off the forum here) then I don't think there is an issue unless something security wise becomes a concern. We are not giving out the credentials to a third party and would much rather host something as part of the server itself....

I'm also curious to see your guys demand for it...

Alex

Suspect the ads show up on the phone only so I don't see what the problem here is.

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby Spiffy50 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:43 pm

I would use it.

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby crazyboy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:38 pm

escomm wrote:
alex wrote:I'll ping the support guys with my questions - but I think my main issue is with advertising. There isn't any here and the custom app indicates that it removes the advertising within the application (or add's your own)... If we can get by with the free one and have there be no advertising associated with the forum (e.g. they really shouldn't be making money off the forum here) then I don't think there is an issue unless something security wise becomes a concern. We are not giving out the credentials to a third party and would much rather host something as part of the server itself....

I'm also curious to see your guys demand for it...

Alex

Suspect the ads show up on the phone only so I don't see what the problem here is.


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Re: TAPATALK

Postby MikeOxlong » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:22 am

I'll throw my vote in for Tapatalk.

I use it on Radioreference and am quite happy with it.

For the moderators, it supports moderation commands as well.

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby KD7KDC » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:27 pm

I going to put my vote in for adding Tapatalk to the Batboard.

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby motoapco25 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:22 pm

any update to getting it ?

id prefer it to having to zoom in and out in the browser to read stuff

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Re: TAPATALK

Postby K8TEK » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:34 am

I PM'd Alex this week about it and he ignored me. I think Alex is misinformed when it comes to the price. It is free for the server administrator to install, the cost is passed on to the client.

The $1000 you speak of is to get your own personalized app for the android market or app store.
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Re: TAPATALK

Postby firefighter105 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:57 am

I am just curious if this has been talked about more.

As it is, if I need to do anything on this board, I use the computer because it is soooo darn small on my BB it is a PITA.
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Re: TAPATALK

Postby Java » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:46 am

It's 2014 and still no tapatalk...that's too bad. Because statistics show iPhone & android users use tapatalk to view forums more than using a mobile browser window.
It is not $1000.00 to add tapatalk to this website LOL sure if you want to pay a developer a grand to create a BatBoard android and iPhone app I'll take up the offer.

Mmhmm that's my 2¢
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Re: TAPATALK

Postby PhillyPhoto » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:38 am

I just downloaded it a couple months, and I mainly use it to look at replies to topics or PMs when I'm on the move. I use it for P25, RR, eLightbars etc and would love to have Batlabs in there as well!
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Re: TAPATALK

Postby Mr.X » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:47 am

I'll put my vote in to add Tapatalk.

On the 2 forums I run I have it installed. It's free, no advertising and is very easy to install, and no maintenance is required unless an update is required.

It sounded like Alex was up for it, I wonder what happened?


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