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Mu-43 App to be Discontinued

Discussion in 'Site information' started by Amin Sabet, May 30, 2014.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Our dedicated mobile app will be discontinued soon. It has proven too expensive and time consuming to maintain. I will continue to develop the mobile version of the site. For the time being, we will also continue to support the free Tapatalk app.
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  2. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    When it is imminently happening, can we get a solid drop dead date posted, so those of us using it dont go to sign in and get an error?

    Sent from my LG-P769 using Mu-43 mobile app
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I don't know if they can tell me that. It's possible that the app will continue to work for those who use it, but I suggest switching over to Tapatalk now if you like using an app.
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Thanks for the heads up. On a less serious note, the various 'Sent from my TRS-80 using Mu-43 mobile app' tags on messages always looked rather tacky to me.

    (Though seriously, is there a way to get rid of the Tapatalk tags as well? IMO they don't improve the messages).
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, the signature is optional in Tapatalk.
  6. owczi

    owczi nareteV 34-uM

    That's a pity, the app is great and has always been my main way of accessing mu43 on the go. Tapatalk is fine but the dedicated app always felt a bit more lightweight. Oh well.
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Have you tried the mobile version of the site?
  8. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    That's too bad, I only used it on my Nexus tablet though, as my daily carry phone is a WP. The Tapatalk app is decent tho, and I'm looking forward to the mobile version of the site!
  9. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 18, 2012
    Bummer! Mobile device is my sole access to the site anymore. :( 

    Sent from my BNTV600 using Mu-43 mobile app
  10. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2012
    The mu43 app was getting buggy and crashing lately.

    I switched to tapatalk and find the experience much better.

    Please keep supporting the tapatalk client if possible!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk Mu-43 Regular

    May 29, 2014
    Agreed, Tapatalk FTW. Please continue supporting it.
  12. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    OK, although I preferred the app.

    Sent from my mobile device please excuse any brevity.
  13. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Yes, please continue to support Tapatalk! :smile:

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
  14. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
    Lee Osenton
    Just installed TapaTalk on i5. Seems ok to me so far
  15. owczi

    owczi nareteV 34-uM

    I have and it does work well. I'm still using an iPhone 3GS though which is reaching its end of life and a native app works much faster than any website on it. But that's not a big issue, there is Tapatalk.

    As I said, not an issue, I'm just not too good with accepting change. It's not that the forum is closing down :) 
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  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm working on the mobile site every day - when I am done, I think it will be faster than Tapatalk.
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  17. yakky

    yakky Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    You'll be pulling off a miracle then. On my 4s even a lite mobile page is slower in safari than tapatalk.
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  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    If I disable images, the mobile version is already faster than Tapatalk, at least on my LG G2 and my wife's iPhone 5S. Leads me to believe that there has to be some way for me to handle the images on the mobile site that will make it at least competitive with Tapatalk. The FredMiranda mobile site is very, very fast for me.
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  19. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Sorry to hear that. I never got used to using tapatalk, guess i have no choice now...

    sent from my Xperia Z
  20. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk Mu-43 Regular

    May 29, 2014
    I can't help but wonder why the great effort to make the mobile version? I mean, when having Tapatalk I'd never consider using the mobile version. It's just so much nicer to have all the forums together in one app.
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