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enslaved1
02-24-2012, 06:00 PM
For our anniversary, my wife got us new phones. Mine is a HTC Evo 4g, and I am blown away by this thing. However, browsing CU and other forums is a royal pain in the butt, pinching and sliding around. Anyone know of any good Android apps that help these issues, a browser that works better for forums, or some tricks and tips to make the experience easier?

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 06:19 PM
For our anniversary, my wife got us new phones. Mine is a HTC Evo 4g, and I am blown away by this thing. However, browsing CU and other forums is a royal pain in the butt, pinching and sliding around. Anyone know of any good Android apps that help these issues, a browser that works better for forums, or some tricks and tips to make the experience easier?

I'll talk with SR and get back with you, there's is an android app that our software is now compatible with that makes it easier.

Zafod
02-24-2012, 06:23 PM
For our anniversary, my wife got us new phones. Mine is a HTC Evo 4g, and I am blown away by this thing. However, browsing CU and other forums is a royal pain in the butt, pinching and sliding around. Anyone know of any good Android apps that help these issues, a browser that works better for forums, or some tricks and tips to make the experience easier?

i have had the 4g for 2 years now. love it.

tip, get the app "battery defender".....you will thank me

enslaved1
02-24-2012, 06:36 PM
i have had the 4g for 2 years now. love it.

tip, get the app "battery defender".....you will thank me

I'm doing pretty good on battery, turned down the screen brightness, turned off the GPS, don't actually have 4G service out here to run the 4G antennae, and don't do too much heavy duty computing activities (right now), but I'll definitely look at that for some more help.

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 06:38 PM
It is called the tapa talk app but we have to have SR activate it first on his end.

Zafod
02-24-2012, 07:03 PM
I'm doing pretty good on battery, turned down the screen brightness, turned off the GPS, don't actually have 4G service out here to run the 4G antennae, and don't do too much heavy duty computing activities (right now), but I'll definitely look at that for some more help.

battery defender shuts all services except text and calls when ever the screen is locked. your phone will not lose any power in this mode.

fettpett
02-24-2012, 07:57 PM
problem with droid, is that none of the browsers really work well on it. they all have problems and bug out

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 08:17 PM
problem with droid, is that none of the browsers really work well on it. they all have problems and bug out

That is where the Tapatalk is supposed to come in.

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 09:44 PM
Okay this works much better than a phone browser.

Sent from my ADR6325 using Tapatalk

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 09:48 PM
You go to the market app on your phone search for Tapatalk, it costs three bucks but that ain't bad. There are hundreds of other forums.

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 09:49 PM
testing talk function works good but you have to add punctuation

Sent from my ADR6325 using Tapatalk

SarasotaRepub
02-24-2012, 10:16 PM
This new App is only turned on in the DarkPink Skin.

If it's still working tomorrow I'll turn it on everywhere...:cool:

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 10:17 PM
This new App is only turned on in the DarkPink Skin.

If it's still working tomorrow I'll turn it on everywhere...:cool:

It is considerably handier than a regular phone browser.

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 10:20 PM
Hey, it even has a ban function, too cool!:cool:

SarasotaRepub
02-24-2012, 10:26 PM
I have no SmartPhone to play. :frown-new::concern:

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 10:28 PM
I have no SmartPhone to play. :frown-new::concern:

Total bummer!:frown-new::frown-new:

SarasotaRepub
02-24-2012, 10:34 PM
Total bummer!:frown-new::frown-new:

Of course, if this blows up, it's your fault. :Dissolve:

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 10:58 PM
Of course, if this blows up, it's your fault. :Dissolve:

:eek:

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 11:07 PM
:eek:

What's wrong with my eek?http://planetsmilies.net/confused-smiley-17418.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 11:32 PM
I see one little glitch, some smileys appear differently.

Rockntractor
02-24-2012, 11:37 PM
This new App is only turned on in the DarkPink Skin.

If it's still working tomorrow I'll turn it on everywhere...:cool:

As far as the skin goes on Tapatalk they have their own customizable skins, they aren't using Vbulletin skin.

Kay
02-25-2012, 12:07 AM
I'm on my Ipad2, and I had forum last set to the pink skin. When I logged on it gave me a pop up to try the Tapatalk app for iPad. So I did. It's pretty cool. I think it was $2.99.

Rockntractor
02-25-2012, 12:19 AM
I'm on my Ipad2, and I had forum last set to the pink skin. When I logged on it gave me a pop up to try the Tapatalk app for iPad. So I did. It's pretty cool. I think it was $2.99.

I was just about to tell you about it, I didn't realize until a few minutes ago that they had an HD version for iPad

Rockntractor
02-25-2012, 12:20 AM
I'm on my Ipad2, and I had forum last set to the pink skin. When I logged on it gave me a pop up to try the Tapatalk app for iPad. So I did. It's pretty cool. I think it was $2.99.

Can you do screen shots?

Kay
02-25-2012, 12:25 AM
Well I'm quite sure the IPad can do screen shots.
Whether or not I can do one and post it is another story.
But I'll give it a try.

Kay
02-25-2012, 12:27 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/4b1f0fc7-6338-cd6b.jpg

Kay
02-25-2012, 12:30 AM
Yea it worked.
Above is a screen shot of this forum as it looks on my ipad2 using Tapa.

Rockntractor
02-25-2012, 12:32 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/4b1f0fc7-6338-cd6b.jpg

It looks good, in your settings you can also change font size and color independently from the forums settings. You reach settings through menu.

Rockntractor
02-25-2012, 12:36 AM
There are 29410 forums currently on Tapatalk but if you try to leave we will hunt you down and kill you!:smile-new:http://planetsmilies.net/violent-smiley-1464.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

Rockntractor
02-25-2012, 12:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ELOO08uC0U

Kay
02-25-2012, 12:45 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/4b1f0fc7-65e3-26d5.jpg

It's telling me for only $4.99 more (on top of the $2.99 already spent)
that I can upgrade to the full HD version that looks like above with layered
panes. But after looking around I doubt I'll use it that much. I like the regular
Web version better on my iPad. I can see me using the Tapatalk version on
my iPhone though. I agree it's too hard to post on a phone from the regular
website. So I appreciate your telling us about this app Rock.

Novaheart
02-25-2012, 12:54 AM
For our anniversary, my wife got us new phones. Mine is a HTC Evo 4g, and I am blown away by this thing. However, browsing CU and other forums is a royal pain in the butt, pinching and sliding around. Anyone know of any good Android apps that help these issues, a browser that works better for forums, or some tricks and tips to make the experience easier?

I check in from time to time on a Galaxy SII 4G. The default skin is much easier to read. I turn it sideways and size the text box to the screen so I only have to "slide" to read the names of the current poster.

As for battery, I use my phone full time (no land line) and while I don't watch You Tube all day, I do use the internet a lot and talk at will. I have never exhausted the battery before midnight. I charge it for 7 hours every night. Most of the people who complain about battery life seem to be younger people who play games and watch videos a lot.

The most annoying problem with webbing on the phone is accidentally touching the links, especially in a medical article or something where they feel the need to link to definitions and other pages for almost every word having more than five letters.

Rockntractor
02-25-2012, 12:54 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/4b1f0fc7-65e3-26d5.jpg

It's telling me for only $4.99 more (on top of the $2.99 already spent)
that I can upgrade to the full HD version that looks like above with layered
panes. But after looking around I doubt I'll use it that much. I like the regular
Web version better on my iPad. I can see me using the Tapatalk version on
my iPhone though. I agree it's too hard to post on a phone from the regular
website. So I appreciate your telling us about this app Rock.

I post from my phone when I'm doing tractor work so this will help me.

Novaheart
02-25-2012, 12:37 PM
I forgot to add that wearing 2.5 reading glasses on top of contact lenses helps a lot.

Rockntractor
02-25-2012, 01:46 PM
I forgot to add that wearing 2.5 reading glasses on top of contact lenses helps a lot.

2.5! You're ready, might as well get the hole dug.http://planetsmilies.net/ill-violated-dead-smiley-9436.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

Novaheart
02-25-2012, 02:24 PM
2.5! You're ready, might as well get the hole dug.http://planetsmilies.net/ill-violated-dead-smiley-9436.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

I have readers from 1.0 to , I think 4.0. I sometimes wear readers over my readers if I am having trouble with some fine work. I do a fair amount of sewing for my niece who needs costumes for her plays and Ren Faire, as well as needing to have manufactured clothing taken in and up as a petite. With those super readers I could put a thread between a gnat's thighs without touching the sides.

Kay
02-25-2012, 03:07 PM
My readers are 2.00. I feel really OLD visiting in a forum of my
peers and the topic of the day is the strength of our readers. :blue:

SarasotaRepub
03-27-2012, 10:52 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 3.9.4

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

SarasotaRepub
08-11-2012, 05:37 PM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.1.0

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

Rockntractor
08-11-2012, 06:52 PM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.1.0

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

It seems to be working just fine.

Sent from my Dell Streak 7 using Tapatalk 2

Rockntractor
08-21-2012, 10:35 PM
There is a Tapatalk update available that you will need to install on your phone or you will have trouble posting.

SarasotaRepub
01-06-2013, 05:59 PM
Ditto

SarasotaRepub
03-02-2013, 01:41 PM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.3.0

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

Rockntractor
03-02-2013, 02:19 PM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.3.0

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

Everyone check your app store or market to see if there is an update available for your phone.

Articulate_Ape
03-03-2013, 04:00 PM
Mine updates automatically.

Rockntractor
03-03-2013, 04:03 PM
Mine updates automatically.

I have mine wait for manual updates so I don't use my data allotment, when I'm in town where there is wifi I update everything.

Articulate_Ape
03-04-2013, 01:47 AM
What's your data allotment?

Rockntractor
03-04-2013, 01:55 AM
What's your data allotment?

5 gigs per month

Articulate_Ape
03-10-2013, 01:42 PM
5 gigs per month

Mine too; and I never get close to hitting it, but I am almost always in WIFI range. I gather that you are more rural and so tap into your 3G or 4G connection more than I do. Is that correct?

Rockntractor
03-10-2013, 01:46 PM
Mine too; and I never get close to hitting it, but I am almost always in WIFI range. I gather that you are more rural and so tap into your 3G or 4G connection more than I do. Is that correct?

Yes the only Internet available is either satellite or cellular and both meter actual usage, when I go into town I have a wifi account with the local phone company that broadcasts throughout much of the town, it is unlimited so any large downloads I need are done in town.

SarasotaRepub
03-28-2013, 09:44 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.4.0

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

Retread
04-01-2013, 09:59 PM
Just got an offer of tapatalk for my iPad but they want $5 for it. I'll just stay on the laptop.

Rockntractor
04-01-2013, 10:09 PM
Just got an offer of tapatalk for my iPad but they want $5 for it. I'll just stay on the laptop.

I'll be darned, it was 3.50 when I got it. It is worth it on a phone with a small screen, but a regular browser should work fine on the iPad.

SarasotaRepub
04-26-2013, 10:27 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.5.0

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

SarasotaRepub
04-29-2013, 06:16 PM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.5.1

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

SarasotaRepub
05-28-2013, 09:17 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.5.2

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

This update mentioned a fix for a IE 10 issue.

Retread
05-28-2013, 05:18 PM
3 revisions in 30 days? Is that an "opps" moment?

Rockntractor
05-28-2013, 05:21 PM
3 revisions in 30 days? Is that an "opps" moment?

That is common for phone apps, many update at least once a week.

ralph wiggum
05-28-2013, 06:13 PM
That is common for phone apps, many update at least once a week.

And when you download tapatalk, you can fix the settings so that it will update automatically. Most of you probably already know that, it has just been an adventure for me changing to an Android rather than a BlackBerry.

Rockntractor
05-28-2013, 06:28 PM
And when you download tapatalk, you can fix the settings so that it will update automatically. Most of you probably already know that, it has just been an adventure for me changing to an Android rather than a BlackBerry.

That is what I switched from too, so far after two years with the android I am happy, a little bigger screen and a faster processor would be nice on the next phone.
I'm going to pay cash and get a phone that is unlocked that will handle all radio bands so I don't have to sign a contract after this one runs out.

SarasotaRepub
05-29-2013, 09:19 AM
3 revisions in 30 days? Is that an "opps" moment?


I usually won't do an update for update sake but the last few addressed an issue
that was specific to vBulletin.

Rockntractor
05-29-2013, 09:57 AM
I usually won't do an update for update sake but the last few addressed an issue
that was specific to vBulletin.

True on the server end, but on the handset end those need to be updated when available.

SarasotaRepub
10-12-2013, 09:04 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.7.2

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

SarasotaRepub
10-16-2013, 11:26 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.8.0

Let Rock know if there are any problems...

SarasotaRepub
02-06-2014, 09:55 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.9.0

Let me know if there are any problems...

RobJohnson
02-06-2014, 10:13 AM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 4.9.0

Let me know if there are any problems...

Thanks!

SarasotaRepub
05-04-2014, 01:15 PM
I put a new version of Tapatalk on the server, 5.0.0

Let me know if there are any problems...

ralph wiggum
05-04-2014, 01:16 PM
Seems fine at the moment. :cool:

SarasotaRepub
10-18-2014, 10:12 AM
I have it turned off for the moment. I need to reinstall it.

ralph wiggum
10-18-2014, 03:04 PM
I have it turned off for the moment. I need to reinstall it.

Hurry, I'm scared without it! :biggrin-new:

SarasotaRepub
10-18-2014, 08:19 PM
It should be back now!!! :smile-new:

ralph wiggum
10-18-2014, 08:42 PM
It should be back now!!! :smile-new:
Ah, much better!!! [emoji3]

Rockntractor
10-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Looks like you got it!

Sent from the barnyard using Tapatalk