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Simo
28th July 2009, 21:00
As discussed previously (http://www.saxperience.com/forum/showthread.php?t=234233) the TapaTalk application for the iphone has been under development for many months. I'm pleased to say that this application has now been released within the UK App store.

If you're interested to check this out, either search in the app store for 'Tapatalk' or head to http://itunes.com/app/tapatalk

The Tapatalk team have lots planned for this app, so be sure to see regular updates. The Saxperience server is running the latest version of the server-side software to maximise the functionality available from the app store version of this app.

Ofcourse you dont NEED to make use of this application to interact with Saxperience on your mobile device, but it is handy and certainly speeds things up when you dont have a wireless connection.

Im sure you'll make your own minds up whether its useful or not. For those who don't mind paying less than 2 to find out, why not give it a go.

Simo

Mr_P
28th July 2009, 21:01
been waiting for this for yonks! lol. Will give it a shot tomorrow!

Luke
28th July 2009, 21:04
I'll install it tomorrow I reckon...be interesting to use it.

CooperVTR
28th July 2009, 21:04
installing it now

CooperVTR
28th July 2009, 21:07
Took me less than minute to log on and write this, liking it already!

Simo
28th July 2009, 21:07
You need to get used to the user interface, but once you get to grips with it, its pretty neat! :A:

CooperVTR
28th July 2009, 21:09
would be nice if the emoticons worked

Simo
28th July 2009, 21:11
would be nice if the emoticons worked

Yeah, some suggestions to get this working have been made, but TBH, I dont think it will be enabled, as there are too many customised emoticons out there to make it work with a generic app, reliably.

Most important thing is to remember to click the arrow and refresh from time to time ;)

CooperVTR
28th July 2009, 21:16
was thinking that, seems pretty impressive as it is know. Will be good to see what updates they have in mind for it

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 21:25
been waiting for this for a while nice one!

LeeM
28th July 2009, 21:27
any closer to a blackberry version?

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 21:31
Using it now seems pretty nifty!

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 21:45
the only trouble im having on it is when you go on a thread you have to scroll through the whole lot unless you go to latest posts so its a bit annoying if you want to look at the latest bit of someones progress thread

goodall3518
28th July 2009, 21:52
Why isnt there a G1 version?

Fuck the iPHone.

Simo
28th July 2009, 21:53
the only trouble im having on it is when you go on a thread you have to scroll through the whole lot unless you go to latest posts so its a bit annoying if you want to look at the latest bit of someones progress thread

That should have been fixed during the dev'.

Try pressing the arrow icon, then pressing show latest posts. You can set how many 'latest' posts are shown in the tapatalk settings menu.

Some additional navigation options are on the way to make page navigation better.

Ferg
28th July 2009, 21:58
People who got this ~
Worth getting?

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 22:03
Yer definatly few little niggles for me but other than that it's great

Simo
28th July 2009, 22:04
Yer definatly few little niggles for me but other than that it's great

The niggles you have, let me know in this thread and I will pass onto the developer. Most problems/improvements listed to date have been incorporated into the next version.

Mike-VTR
28th July 2009, 22:07
2!!!

there is a recession going on at the minute you know.

i dont suppose there are any plans for it to be free?

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 22:07
Just the ones I mentioned before. There doesn't seem to be a settings menu for me and you can't click on the arrow to go to the last posts of a thread unless your in latest post section

Ferg
28th July 2009, 22:09
LOL cheapskates not wanting to pay.

Simo
28th July 2009, 22:12
Just the ones I mentioned before. There doesn't seem to be a settings menu for me and you can't click on the arrow to go to the last posts of a thread unless your in latest post section

There is and you can. lol

Goto the iphone desktop, click the settings icon... then scroll down until you find Tapatalk.

To display the latest posts, click on any thread (one with quite a few replies is best for a demo), then click the arrow icon, then choose "show newest posts". The latest 10, 15, 20 (depends on setting above), etc posts will then be shown beneath the posts that were already displayed on the screen.

This is a little bit clunky still and needs to be developed further, but it works... look at the dates, you should be taken to the most recent posts (ie, the end of the thread)

Its worth pointing out that the more threads you choose to display in each page load, the slower the page loads :P

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 22:13
It's still good even at this stage though

Mike-VTR
28th July 2009, 22:16
im on it now, how do i post on it?

Simo
28th July 2009, 22:16
2!!!

there is a recession going on at the minute you know.

i dont suppose there are any plans for it to be free?

With the amount of development that has gone into this in the last months, I doubt it, but you never know. lol

Simo
28th July 2009, 22:17
im on it now, how do i post on it?

The arrow icon in the top right is your friend for most things...

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 22:18
Sussed it now cheers simo

Mike-VTR
28th July 2009, 22:18
Oh yeah, i thought it was just to refrsh seems good so far

Mike-VTR
28th July 2009, 22:22
Bit irritating that when you refresh u have to load the posts again

Anyone else getting this?

Rob-6
28th July 2009, 22:22
Will have to see if it's any good at work where I get poor signal

Simo
28th July 2009, 22:26
Bit irritating that when you refresh u have to load the posts again

Anyone else getting this?

That works the same as with any browser. Refresh = reload page. (hopefully with some new bits at the bottom)

Mike-VTR
28th July 2009, 22:27
nah what i mean is, say you refresh on the last page/post, it takes me back to the very first post and i have to scroll down and tap load more posts?

know what i mean? is that normal then

Simo
28th July 2009, 22:28
nah what i mean is, say you refresh on the last page/post, it takes me back to the very first post and i have to scroll down and tap load more posts?

know what i mean? is that normal then

OK, yeah, I understand what you mean now. Its currently normal, but should be dev'd to refresh the last section.

I'll check thats being worked on (pretty sure it is). If not, I'll put forward as a suggestion.

Mike-VTR
28th July 2009, 22:31
ah right cool.

seems good enough anyway.

its worth the 1.79 even during a credit crunch :)

Simo
29th July 2009, 23:38
Any more feedback now youve had a chance to play with the app?

smittytom
31st July 2009, 12:31
It would be cool if they added a little more information onto the user profiles e.g location,
Apart from that though its pretty cool I haven't used the regular website on my iPhone since downloading it worth the 1.79

Graeme
31st July 2009, 14:18
I looked at it the other day but was put off by the price but for 2 quid I might buy it

Rob-6
31st July 2009, 18:06
defiantly worth the money especially if you want to check if you've got messages or keep an eye on the for sale section when you dont have access to a computer. much better than viewing saxp on safari!!

Nij
2nd August 2009, 17:40
FFS everytime i remember to upload this to my phone i leave the bloody lead in my wagon! FFS

Simon
8th August 2009, 20:59
Been using it for a few days now, still trying to get used to it

Ste-88
18th August 2009, 19:26
Can't see why you just don't run the iPhone script on the forum so people can browse the site EASILY and without SPENDING MONEY like most people do on other forums.

I still feel robbed from premium (hahahaha)

Simo
19th August 2009, 15:42
"run the iphone script"... I guess you mean use a lite skin/theme for mobile devices... Yes, Ive looked into this, and whilst its not rocket science, its not something I wish to do right now.

Whilst its easy to incorporate for the FORUM, the older parts of the site would crap out without a fair amount of re-working. Or be forced to use old and lite versions... A lite theme will come when the time's right... unfortunately, now is not THE time ;)

Ste-88
19th August 2009, 16:43
I used to like you Simo ....

I want a divorce.

Ste-88
21st August 2009, 02:54
Will try it out now.... I installed Installious + AppSync ... Free? Yes.
Oh hai Tapatalk..

Roj
24th August 2009, 22:57
Have just bought it, still getting used to it but seems good!

It Is very basic indeed but I guess that's what you want!

boarer2004
22nd September 2009, 19:29
brought it love it wel done sax p team

Simo
29th September 2009, 21:40
The server side application has been updated to work best with v1.3 TapaTalk, now available on the app store.

Updates include: -

- Full Pagination support! Finally we made forum-specific pagination with iPhone style! No more "showing only last few posts"
- See who is currently online - a dedicated tab to list online user and ability to send instant private message to them
- Forum statistic - you can now easily see how many total members, topics and posts in your forum as live data.
- More languages are supported - Italian, Swedish and Czech are added in addition to previous available languages such as Spanish and German.
- More bug fixes

Josh-VTR
6th October 2009, 23:01
Worth buying?

Josh-VTR
7th October 2009, 15:36
Yeah it is, just bought it for my iPhone, it's really easy to use!

Matt67
14th October 2009, 11:55
I find lately its been quite slow and crashing alot.

Chico999
22nd October 2009, 03:28
Crashes far too much...

Munzz
23rd October 2009, 12:09
For the price, you cant go wrong really can you?

Simo
30th October 2009, 15:14
I've just updated the server side software - hopefully this will improve the crashing issues.

An updated app will be available in the app store soon, with a bunch more features.

We have added few
important features and bug fixes that we thought you are interested to
know.

We are about to release a newer version of Tapatalk iPhone app that
will requires an updated plugin in your server to works flawlessly.
Most noticably we have added a "Edit Post" feature where your members
can edit their submitted post right inside Tapatalk with just a simple
finger tap.

On separate note we have fixed numerous crashes and bugs in the new
iPhone app. I'm sure the user experience with the new version is much
better with this upcoming version.

Rob-6
15th November 2009, 20:12
hope this sorts it out as its unusable for me at the mo with it crashing all the time

Simo
5th December 2009, 12:09
A further update from Tapatalk...

The Tapatalk Lite on iPhone
There are few news and updates from Tapatalk development team that we would like to catch your attention. We have released a "Lite" version of Tapatalk for free - this is essentially the same as the paid version except with read-only access (hence the name "RO") to your forum. As a lite user, yon can check private messages, latest posts and topics the same fashion as the paid version. Tapatalk RO is released at iTunes app store and you can download it here.

You can also visit our website for detail comparison betweeen the lite and paid version.

The Tapatalk app on Nokia and Android
We promised that Tapatalk will not only on iPhone and now we are happy to announce that Tapatalk Nokia beta is now ready. Tell your members to grab the beta copies of Nokia app and it is absolutely free. Here is how:


Open the Nokia web browser in your device, enter URL: "http://www.tapatalk.com/nokia/tapatalk.dm", you will be prompted by installation confirmation and it should be installed automatically.
Report bugs and issues at our website
Complete information can be found at our website.

Tapatalk Android app is also entering Beta, if you or any of your members want to have a preview, feel free to drop us a post at this forum and we will send him/her the beta app! Want to get some screenshots of this Android app? We found one of our fellow beta-tester has uploaded a few over at androidcommunity.com!

Follow us on Twitter!
We will post all the important updates, tips and quick announcements via Twitter. Within next week or two we'll share 30 copies iTunes redeem code of Tapatalk iPhone! This is our first time doing it and it's a great way to share it to your members. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tapatalk.

We hope you enjoy Tapatalk as much as we do!


Regards,
Tapatalk Team

Jamestvaughan
15th March 2010, 09:57
what about Blackberry App world??? I definitly download it if it was on Blackberry! I'd replace my Facebook for it lol