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    Ausphotography on mobile devices

    As some are aware, and others may not be, we have a plugin installed on Ausphotography called Tapatalk, which offers a cleaner browsing method for members using mobile devices (phones/tablets, etc).

    A few moments ago, I have added another option

    Members now have two choices for mobile devices

    TAPATALK

    FORUM RUNNER


    Both are available in the AppStore (Apple Devices) or Android Market (Android Devices). So members have a choice when accessing Ausphotography on their mobile platforms, you can use the inbuilt browser, or choose one of the above two Apps.
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    Thanks Rick, I use Tapatalk. Didn't know there was another option. Might have to look at them both, but some of my favourite forums still haven't added Tapatalk, so getting them to add any other app functionality is probably a losing battle.
    Thankfully AP is in the 21st Century
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    I am using iPad reading forum right now. So I guess my question is, which one is bette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezookiel View Post
    Thanks Rick, I use Tapatalk. Didn't know there was another option. Might have to look at them both, but some of my favourite forums still haven't added Tapatalk, so getting them to add any other app functionality is probably a losing battle.
    Thankfully AP is in the 21st Century
    Silly eh? The forum side software for tapatalk is free. It takes about 3 minutes to register and 5 minutes to install the software on the server. They make their money, selling the user App end of the software. So there is no $$ factor in forums not adding tapatalk or forum runner etc, to their sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylo View Post
    I am using iPad reading forum right now. So I guess my question is, which one is bette?
    For me, I found using a tablet browser in 'desktop' view the best, it just looks like it does on my laptop etc that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylo View Post
    I am using iPad reading forum right now. So I guess my question is, which one is bette?
    I like forum runner for its better display of quoted text and message layout, however the image viewing leaves a bit to be desired. Tapatalk usually works well but often gets mixed up on quoted text and sometimes misses photos.

    Tapatalk has the same ad (Cheap as chips) on every thread which has kinda turned me off them :/ whereas forum runner has no ads so at this point Forum runner is the winner for me.
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    Your can try the free version of Forum Runner which lets you read AP but not post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Your can try the free version of Forum Runner which lets you read AP but not post.
    I assume tapatalk is still the same? free to view, paid to post/upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry View Post
    I like forum runner for its better display of quoted text and message layout, however the image viewing leaves a bit to be desired. Tapatalk usually works well but often gets mixed up on quoted text and sometimes misses photos.

    Tapatalk has the same ad (Cheap as chips) on every thread which has kinda turned me off them :/ whereas forum runner has no ads so at this point Forum runner is the winner for me.
    The cheap chips ad is from AP, I trialled the embedded ads in tapatalk using cheap chips. I can add as many of the site advertisers as are available, if you want variety?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    The cheap chips ad is from AP, I trialled the embedded ads in tapatalk using cheap chips. I can add as many of the site advertisers as are available, if you want variety?
    yep, i was aware of the fact that they are AP sponsor, thats cool i understand ads are a necessary resource but having the same one rammed down your throat everytime is a bit tiresome, so yes - bring on the variety.

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    Yep using it now as just loaded back on my phone. Great app to keep up to date, even tho i have been extremely slack and haven't posted for ages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry View Post
    I assume tapatalk is still the same? free to view, paid to post/upload.
    Hey Gerry, I've been using Tapatalk to visit a range of forums for a fair while now and have never been charged to start a thread, post or upload images etc.

    Where did you hear that it is free to view but costs to post/upload?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamNabz View Post
    Hey Gerry, I've been using Tapatalk to visit a range of forums for a fair while now and have never been charged to start a thread, post or upload images etc.

    Where did you hear that it is free to view but costs to post/upload?
    He means the FREE version of the APP, lets you view, but to post or upload you need to have the PAID version of the APP installed on your device.

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    I've been using Tapatalk for this forum, but just discovered the Mobile skin. I think i'm preferring the mobile skin more now as it displays photos without issue.

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    Im not a fan of Tapatalk, i have just bookmarked this site to my Iphone and use it that way.




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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosboi View Post
    I've been using Tapatalk for this forum, but just discovered the Mobile skin. I think i'm preferring the mobile skin more now as it displays photos without issue.
    The mobile skin is only a new addition to the site software, up till recently, the only option was really tapatalk. We now offer several options and it allows members to choose the option that best suits them

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    An upgrade to the mobile skin will come with the next site upgrade expected late January or early February.

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    One thing that drives me mad with tapatalk, is the way images are displayed if hosted on flickr.
    If you click on an image in a post, it then opens the flickr site in safari, then you have to expand the image, then close safari & go back and open tapatalk again.
    If an image is posted as an attachment it's fine, or most other image host sites are fine. You just expand the photo and it stays in tapatalk.
    Thinking about it, it's probably flickrs fault as I already hate them anyway.

    ok, rant over.

    Does anyone know if this other Forum Runner software does this with Flickr ?

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    Try forum runner for free, but you can't post unless you get the paid version

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    Just tried it Kym. ta

    Looks to be more flickr friendly than Tapatalk.

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