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 Post subject: Mobile app
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Donnie u ever consider doing a mobile app for oro. I think alot of us use our phones now and might bring in younger people and get more people involved, and we wont have to log in all the time, anybody else like this idea?

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This forum can be viewed on TAPTALK

and we also have a mobile app. Your device will auto detect and switch to mobile view.
If you wish to view the full site on the very bottom is a link to "switch to view full" To switch back click it again


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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:53 pm 
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I have two mobile themes installed for cell use if you like.

Go to your profile, then board settings and change the theme to either Artodia: Mobile and SEO or phpBB3 WAP Style

No such thing as a mobile app for phpbb forum software though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:10 pm 
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I agree with the suggestion. It's just a hard one to address. Coding and optimizing can be a hassle with all the different content. Ultimately you want your site to be fully responsive and easy to navigate...With the current layout I think the view looks small from my phone, so I zoom and scroll and zoom and scroll....It's not horrible and it works but I have thought about this very subject before.

Donnie's right there is no "mobile app" that works directly with phpBB.....but one option can be add an "addon" to have Tapatalk work. Tapatalk is an app available for iphone and android. And if you do the necessary steps it streamlines the looks to be more user friendly browsing (of online forums) from a mobile device. It is different look/experience though, but easy to use. Greatlakes4x4 uses it and they are on phpBB. If your a member @greatlakes you could "test drive" the app/forum over there to see if you like the interface.


More info about "add-on" at:

https://support.tapatalk.com/threads/ta ... elog.3691/
http://tapatalk.com/activate_tapatalk.php?plugin=phpbb



Just a thought and an option.

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:13 pm 
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Another option would be to make the forum autodetect user device and show the mobile theme.... Again it takes coding and probably some add-on.

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:43 pm 
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Yeah im in no way a computer person so i see every site seems to have a app so i thought i would bring it up, i downloaded that tapatalk app and i like it and imight joing greatlakes4x4 seems like a good site for stuff for sale, this is about the only forum. I post on,too many asshats on the big sites


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Neither am I so it is all a guessing game to me. I have to trial and error to get things working or pay someone

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:18 pm 
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there are instructional videos on youtube of how to do things with forums and other websites Donnie. would be worth a look to keep you from having to spend $


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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:50 pm 
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Generally I think donnie scours the various sites and forums when he adds an "add-on" or makes changes..... Google can almost answer anything....... The kicker really can be time. It's just so time consuming. And sometimes it's better to just pay someone.


I too don't know a whole lot on this stuff, just enough to make myself dangerous..... but I do occasionally get into digging up info mainly because I have a website myself and I'm always looking at ways to improve it or ideas for future stuff.... The tapatalk is an idea, not necessarily a solution. If donnie wanted to try it out, I would volunteer to help the best I can.

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
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This is yalls site I just do the leg work. As long as it doesn't take away from the integrity and purpose of this site and we keep it a simple quick to load site I will do anything I can that's suggested. But some stuff I simply dont know how to do and I make it worst when I try. chatbox is missing because I messed it up and can't figure out how to fix it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile app
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:09 pm 
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We are now live on Tapatalk.


i think... let me know how it works.

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