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Title: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on November 07, 2011, 10:22:07 am
Does anybody use a smartphone app to browse forums?  

I'm looking at Forum Runner (which has a free version) and Tapatalk (which looks nicer but doesn't have a free version, but is cheap).  Naturally I'd want to install whatever server component is necessary so that it could browse Famicom World, but I was curious if anyone uses such an app and had any opinions on them.  
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: Xious on November 09, 2011, 09:22:28 am
I find that SMF-1.x forums work well-enough in most smartphone browsers, even on the older devices that I use (Treo 700w and 700p). I didn't even know that custom programmes existed for this utility, but it doesn't shock me that someone would code this sort of tool.  :bomb:
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on November 09, 2011, 09:32:39 am
Yeah, it looks fine in a browser, but is a little cumbersome.  Plus I would like some push notifications when new threads/post appear.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: L___E___T on November 09, 2011, 12:14:03 pm
I have FW set up to a button on my iPhone and use it a hell of a lot.  I browse with my phone every day without fail, so this is something I'd really like and it's good practice anyway as smartphone adoption rates are at around 70% in the US last time I looked.

I'll keep subscribed to this and watch with a beasy eye - on my phone :)
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on November 11, 2011, 06:03:52 am
So apparently Forum Runner doesn't support SMF.  Kinda disqualifies that one ;D

I may look into Tapatalk still, but I really wish there were a free version.  (not that $2.99 is whole lot of money...)
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: petik1 on November 11, 2011, 04:52:08 pm
I use FW on my (Android) phone half the time I'm on the site. A mobile version would be fantastic.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: Jay-ray on November 12, 2011, 11:03:37 pm
Quote from: petik1 on November 11, 2011, 04:52:08 pm
I use FW on my (Android) phone half the time I'm on the site. A mobile version would be fantastic.
as do I but it's all the time for me hell i'd even buy the app if fw made one so I could support fw.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on November 14, 2011, 04:23:12 am
I'm definitely not making a custom FW app.  Don't have the time to make one nor the money to license one.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on November 27, 2011, 09:30:41 am
I've installed the Tapatalk software on the forum.  If you use Tapatalk, you should be able to find Famicom World there now and use the forum through the app.  The Tapatalk app is $2.99, unfortunately, and there's no free version.  Works for lots of other forums as well.  If you're using an Android device, there's a (kinda crappy) free app called "Convo" that will work as well (use famicomworld.com/forum as the forum URL).

I'm still testing things out.  If you notice any strangeness on the forum (in an app or in a web browser), let me know in this thread.
Title: Re: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on November 27, 2011, 09:32:37 am
Test post from Tapatalk app...
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: L___E___T on November 27, 2011, 10:29:51 am
Can you skin it?
Title: Re: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on November 27, 2011, 10:40:44 am
Nope.  It's not a FW app, it's a general-purpose forum-reading app, so per-forum customizations isn't something it tries to do (unless you license it for $999 and pay them $29/hour to customize it for you).  It's not a bad application, but it's definitely a different experience than browsing the forum in a web browser.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: tonev on December 11, 2011, 07:00:05 pm
Thanks i am a tapatalk user and now i can use FW too :) (not that it was a problem using the site but it just felt stupid to zoom in and out frequently :D )
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on December 12, 2011, 04:42:25 am
Cool.  I'm glad somebody is using it ;D
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: famiac on December 12, 2011, 05:58:36 am
Tadaaa im also using tapatalk. Its a really nice app!!
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: famiac on July 20, 2012, 05:39:25 pm
Hey guys tapatalk is no longer working for me for this site. Can someone please try to resolve this issue?
Title: Re: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on July 20, 2012, 05:53:16 pm
I'm writing this post using Tapatalk on my Kindle Fire.

I haven't changed the Tapatalk settings on the server, and it looks like it is still the newest version of the software for this version of SMF.

Do you get any kind of error message?
Title: Re: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: GohanX on July 20, 2012, 07:35:27 pm
Seems to be working in Tapatalk on my Google G1.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: famiac on July 21, 2012, 03:43:29 am
I have an iphone. "received from client compressed http request and cannot decompress."
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on July 21, 2012, 06:38:06 am
Can you try uninstalling/reinstalling the app?  That seems to have worked for others, according to Google.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: famiac on July 22, 2012, 03:17:07 am
Ok.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: narunetto on July 24, 2012, 09:08:52 pm
Quote from: GohanX on July 20, 2012, 07:35:27 pm
Seems to be working in Tapatalk on my Google G1.

Wow, I didn't think anyone could be still using a G1 these days! I had to give mine up because multitasking was impossible using anything past 1.6.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: Russam5354 on March 26, 2014, 06:28:43 pm
Unfortunately, I do not have a smart phone. :( But, browsing the forums on different platforms is interesting. The mobile version for my regular cell phone (A TracFone :( ) sucks.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: hippy dave on September 09, 2015, 05:22:19 pm
Hi, I searched for fw ("famicom world", "famicomworld") in tapatalk, but haven't been able to find it. Any ideas? Cheers!
Title: Re:
Post by: UglyJoe on September 09, 2015, 06:11:48 pm
It's there as "Famicom World". It might be easier if you search for just "Famicom", though.
Title: Re:
Post by: hippy dave on September 09, 2015, 08:07:05 pm
Found it this time, thanks! Search wasn't working well at all but it turned up in a browse.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: jensma on September 27, 2015, 09:45:16 am
Since recently I'm not able to surf the forum by tapatalk anymore.. someone experiencing similar issues?
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on September 27, 2015, 12:06:40 pm
Yeah, Tapatalk has been doing something on their end that seems to have broken compatibility here.  I haven't gotten around to debugging it yet.

Post Merge: September 28, 2015, 08:13:54 pm

I think I have Tapatalk working again.  Can you try it and let me know?
Title: Re:
Post by: hippy dave on September 28, 2015, 11:12:00 pm
Working for me :)
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: jensma on September 29, 2015, 08:22:40 am
Works perfect, thanks!
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on February 19, 2016, 07:14:59 am
Anyone who uses the Tapatalk app may have noticed that it added a "chat room" feature for the forum.  This chat room is not authorized by Famicom World.  They have not provided a way for me to remove/disable it, but I have a support ticket in for it now.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: MaxXimus on February 19, 2016, 09:11:55 am
Perhaps this warrents an update on the main page?
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on February 19, 2016, 09:21:53 am
Nah.  Not enough Tapatalk users to warrant that.  Over the course of any given month, the average daily user count is about 3.  And I'm one of those users.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on April 17, 2016, 05:12:07 pm
I fixed a bug in the Tapatalk code.  If you were having problems browsing the forums with it, please try again.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: jiujitsero on April 19, 2016, 06:58:44 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on April 17, 2016, 05:12:07 pm
I fixed a bug in the Tapatalk code.  If you were having problems browsing the forums with it, please try again.


Works like a charm now. Thanks @UglyJoe
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on June 20, 2017, 07:18:21 pm
Tapatalk is putting ads between posts on the Android app (and I'm assuming the iOS app, as well).  They were optional before and I disabled them, but now they're required unless I cough up $5 per month.  I don't intend on doing that, so I apologize for the ads.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: L___E___T on October 11, 2017, 10:49:09 am
 



Did we have a Discord server already?  Could've sworn I saw one, but can't find anything related via the site search.
Title: Re: Smartphone Forum Apps
Post by: UglyJoe on October 11, 2017, 11:21:58 am
Nope.