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Tapatalk Forum Link
« on: January 26, 2017, 10:35:10 AM »
I have the "Tapatalk" app on my cell phone that I use to link to this forum when away from my desk PC.
Recently I have had problems with the features on this app and now linking to the forum.
I use Tapatalk to link to several forums not just the MSTA group and I am having similar problems accessing those sites.
Anyone else that is using the Tapatalk app having issues? -JEP-

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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 07:42:26 PM »
I have downloaded tapatalk 4 times over the last 24 months hoping it would get better. no such luck. Definitely the worst phone app I have tried and I have tried about 200. The first two versions it tried to sign me up to a bunch of forums I have no interest in and would not find ANY of the forums I use. Versions 3 and 4 finally found MSTA and COG but notifications were 3 or 4 days old (useless since I check daily with my PC) and trying to post never worked as easily as just using a phone browser (which is a PITA) I am certainly no smart phone wiz (who over 50 is?) but I do have several android apps that work great. IMHO tapatal suks!
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 09:47:36 PM »
I agree
I'm fairly new to mobile phones and I tried Tapatalk.
I couldn't get it to do what I wanted it to do so I got rid of it.
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 07:54:49 AM »
I have an Apple IPhone and Tapatalk has worked fine in the past but in the last month it has freaked out!
First the "delete all post" feature stopped working, then it started forgetting my selected forums causing me to log in every time.
Any suggestions for another app that will do what Tapatalk is supposed to do? -JEP-

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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 12:14:15 PM »
Wow... it must suck to be you guys! My iPhone 6S has no problems with TapaTalk forums. I keep track of 4 different forums very easily with TapaTalk.

I'm not a wizard by any stretch of the imagination so my luck is strictly by shear blind ass luck!

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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 01:44:05 PM »
Brick, I guess I'm lucky as well...


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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 08:00:47 PM »
I started searching for a Tapatalk alternative and quickly found massive negative stuff about Tapatalk such as:




As some of you know, Tapatalk has been on the path from a 5-star app to a 1-star app. With their most recent update for Android and iOS, it is mission accomplished. I have never seen an app's users in such open revolt. Here's just one of many threads on the Tapatalk forum slamming the app: OFFICIAL: NEW ANDROID INTERFACE WALKTHROUGH AND NEGATIVE FEEDBACK DISCUSSIONGoogle Play reviews have plummeted, with most of the recent reviews being 1-star (from an app that used to consistently garner 4- and 5-star reviews).There's even a Facebook page demanding Tapatalk bring back an older version of the app: Bring Back Classic Tapatalk.All this because Tapatalk decided that being the most efficient mobile forum browser wasn't enough and that they should become Pinterest or Facebook for Forums.


Sadly, I am not finding any alternatives :'(
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 08:31:11 AM »
It was semi-broken on my android for about a month but just a couple of days ago it prompted for my forum password (again) and since then has been working fine.

I agree that their efforts to make this app  more "universal" have degraded the primary function of being a simple multi-forum mobile device interface.  I could say that about a lot of software. Too often a stable highly functional but specialized application is ruined by "enhancements".
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 01:26:31 PM »
It was semi-broken on my android for about a month but just a couple of days ago it prompted for my forum password (again) and since then has been working fine.

I agree that their efforts to make this app  more "universal" have degraded the primary function of being a simple multi-forum mobile device interface.  I could say that about a lot of software. Too often a stable highly functional but specialized application is ruined by "enhancements".
Trying to be things they are not or were not intended to be. Or enhancements that few wanted and removal of features that were the desirable ones.
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 07:57:41 AM »
Just an update:
My Tapatalk seems to have healed as it is now working fine! Go figure? -JEP-


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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 09:00:47 AM »
Maybe they heard of griping :trink39:
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 01:33:02 PM »
I expect it was some kind of authentication glitch that they finally identified and fixed.
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 04:15:50 PM »
Just an update:
My Tapatalk seems to have healed as it is now working fine! Go figure? -JEP-


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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 07:01:33 PM »
We have a saying here in my programming department, we can find a bug that has existed for years (20-30 since inception) that nobody would ever find, too many conditions all need to happen. As soon as we start talking about somebody will contact us and say they had that problem and we need to fix it. Its like they have bugs in our office :)
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Re: Tapatalk Forum Link
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2017, 11:19:22 AM »
We have a saying here in my programming department, we can find a bug that has existed for years (20-30 since inception) that nobody would ever find, too many conditions all need to happen. As soon as we start talking about somebody will contact us and say they had that problem and we need to fix it. Its like they have bugs in our office :)
Shhhh, "Big Brother" just might be watching you. (No pun intended.)  :)
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