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Old 12-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Mobile App Change Coming Soon-ish

Some of you may be seeing a slidedown notice for tapatalk (a mobile app). In the next week or so we are going to be changing our app. Please ignore the tapatalk notice for now but in a few days you should see a prompt to install our new app which is based on the tapatalk platform.

We're making this change because we're just not satisfied with the current app; lots of folks have had trouble and we believe this will be an improvement.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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Just updated. Looks like a way better platform
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Will this update happen for both iPhone and Android?
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I drastically preferred the old app.
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Looks like the update hasn't pushed through for Android yet. Google takes up to 24 hours though.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:03 AM   #8
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So I like the interface, I like the direction it's gone in, but...

Since this is Festivus, and Festivus is a time for airing of grievances...

- when browsing, it shows the first post in the thread, not the latest post
- on the old app, you could browse in the first tab and have current posts in the second tab, in this new app there's no way to have two threads open (I used to have the Superthread in OOC open all the time, or threads that were really busy, so RMT sometimes, and then have the current posts in the second tab)
- the red is not good
- could we move "Timeline" and "Browse" to the top of the sidebar? I feel like they're the ones people will use most over settings, notifications, subscribed, etc
- Search doesn't work
- There's no multi-quote
- [STRIKE] doesn't work
- There's no option for 15 posts per page, which is the forum default unless I'm mistaken?
- When you're browsing if you want to get back to the sidebar you have to keep pressing back, it doesn't seem to scroll like Facebook or Tinder or other apps
- GIFs don't animate (they didn't on the old app either, but it's much improved on this app because it says GIF in the bottom right corner, and when you touch it goes to the animated image)
- Navigating pages is a bit convoluted, the page numbers up top worked well... and without a 15-post-per-page option posts are on different pages in the app to when I'm surfing on my comp

There's some good stuff though. It seems a bit quicker, doesn't seem to be crashing like the old app, pics show up a million times better, youtube videos load quicker.

But yeah... if it's possible to fix a few of the above that would be great. I like it but it's pretty annoying to use at the moment, and if I can find a way to revert back to the old app until bugs are ironed out I will.
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I'm starting to realize that the Apple version of the old app is way better than the Android version... You have tabs?
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Well I'm not sure... down the bottom of the app there was five squares (tabs) that you could tap, one for browsing, the next showed current/participated posts, the third was inbox, fourth was your profile and fifth was settings. It was really easy to navigate. Don't know if that was the same as Android? Anyway it's much harder to navigate on this new app.

But being able to post youtube videos from your phone is
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Ohhhh! I never used the tabs that way. But yeah we have those.
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How the hell did you use the app then?
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I only ever use current posts unless I'm looking for a specific thread.

I have a notification set for the Superthread, so I know when there's a post in there because I get a little pop up alert.
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To get to the side bar you just swipe the screen to the right, correct? Or you mean when you are in a thread?

Yep search doesnt work.

I noticed for 'participated' it says I have no topics, but that's not true.

Also I know I have unread posts in the mod forum but on the app it doesnt show up as any new posts in that forum.
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I still haven't seen the update come through for Android, but if it's following the swipe from the left strategy, then I'm pretty excited. It's much more user friendly. A lot of Google apps are following this strategy. It basically manages screen space more efficiently.

Swipe gestures ftw.
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