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Announcement: Mu-43.com Now Supports Tapatalk and Forum Runner

Discussion in 'Site information' started by Amin Sabet, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm very pleased to announce support for Tapatalk and Forum Runner here at Mu-43.

    These are inexpensive apps (with free versions on some platforms) which make it easier to read and post in our forums from mobile devices with small displays and/or limited bandwidth.

    • Tapatalk has support for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Nokia. There is also support for Windows Phone 7 and WebOS via third party apps.

    • Forum Runner currently supports iOS and Android with announced plans to support Windows Mobile (Phone 7?) and Blackberry.

    I've used both Tapatalk and Forum Runner on my iOS and Android devices. Both are very slick, useful apps. Features are different, so check out the user reviews before buying.

    If you try one or both of these apps, let us know what you think of them in this thread!


    Please note:

    • These apps will only work with forums which support them. Don't buy thinking they will work with all forums (eg, DPReview, etc).

    • It is possible though (unlikely) that we will have to remove support for these apps in the future if security issues arise.

    • As a general security measure, remember to use a different password for forums like Mu-43 than you use for your email, banking, etc.
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    You may notice in some of my posts that there is a signature line saying "posted from Tapatalk" or "posted from Forum Runner". This is totally optional in each of those apps. I just have it enabled in order to help spread the word.

    Posted from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
     
  3. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Staff Member Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    Amin,

    Thanks. Good to know. May go download it for my Ally.
     
  4. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    798
    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Real Name:
    Lisa
    Yes good to know!
     
  5. JohnF

    JohnF Mu-43 Regular

    182
    Apr 1, 2010
    Oberursel, Germany
    Hi -

    I've been using Tapatalk for a while now and it is quite good: the only downside is that there is no access to moderator tools. If you have mod rights on one of the forums running this software, you know what I mean: the admin tool button and the forum tool button are not available.

    Other than that: first Android app I spontaneously paid for. Works great, less filling. :)

    JohnF
     
  6. JohnF

    JohnF Mu-43 Regular

    182
    Apr 1, 2010
    Oberursel, Germany
    The forum, by the way, works fine using tapatalk. Was able to find without much looking and it's a great way to access using a smartphone...

    Sent from my Milestone using Tapatalk
     
  7. travisennis

    travisennis Mu-43 Regular

    63
    Dec 27, 2010
    Indiana
    I've installed Forum Runner on my iPad and it is very nice. I recommend it.
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks, Travis!

    Both are nice on my iPod Touch and Nexus S. I'm going back and forth between them and haven't decided which one to stay with, but I like both better than using the default web browser.
     
  9. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Aug 24, 2010
    Real Name:
    Jane
    Great news. I use tapatalk on my iphone and was hoping this forum might be included!
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Any others using these apps? I'm really enjoying them!

    Posted from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
     
  11. John Jarosz

    John Jarosz Mu-43 Regular

    52
    Jul 29, 2010
    Chicago Area
    I follow APUG and now Mu-43 on tapatalk. Very handy.

    One issue: If I click on an attachment photo, how do I return to the thread? There are no navigation icons displayed when viewing a photo.

    I'm on an ipod touch 3rd gen. Thanks

    john
     
  12. Brockton

    Brockton New to Mu-43

    1
    Jan 28, 2011
    Eastern Massachusetts
    Yippee! My first post - hopefully of many more!!!
     
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  13. BrianK

    BrianK Mu-43 Veteran

    309
    Jan 20, 2011
    Lansing MI
    Forum Runner seems a very nice way to view galleries on the iPad. Thanks!

    BK
     
  14. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hello Brockton,

    You really sent me on a trip down memory lane by contacting me to ask after photos I took in the early to mid 70's.

    I have no idea how you managed to find me, but it's all good.

    I did delve into the old file cabinet and I've found several more published advertising shots that I did in your area of interest...

    I sent you a PM giving you my personal email address.

    Welcome to MU-43
     
  15. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    798
    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Real Name:
    Lisa
    I can't seem to find a way to save the forums in forum runner on my iPad. I have to keep searching for it. Is there a way to do this?
     
  16. BrianK

    BrianK Mu-43 Veteran

    309
    Jan 20, 2011
    Lansing MI
    In the top right corner on forum runner you will see the arrow, hit add to favorites then it will place a quick short cut on its home screen.
     
  17. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    479
    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Thanks Amin. You made me discover Tapatalk (iOS). It is much faster in 3G, and way more legible than my browsers on a small screen.
     
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  18. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Staff Member Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Real Name:
    Andrew
    will dload tapatalk (iOS) just for mu-43.com.

    thanks for the good news!
     
  19. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    721
    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Real Name:
    Ron
    Free android app (forum runner)

    This is a very pleasant way to access the forum. Thanks for that, Amin.
     
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  20. mfj197

    mfj197 Mu-43 Regular

    80
    Aug 20, 2012
    Guildford, UK
    Real Name:
    Michael
    Thanks Amin - I've used Tapatalk quite a bit in the past for other forums but have just signed up here. Good to see you're there!

    Michael
     
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