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LinuxHack3r
September 30, 2010, 12:17 AM
Tapatalk is an absolutely wonderful app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Nokia. It makes it very easy to view and post to forums on a mobile device. I recently bought the pro version of the app for my android powered phone, and I absolutely LOVE it. It is supposed to be a simple plugin download for the forum administrator. The least I am asking is that whoever it is that actually gets down to the nitty gritty and makes this forum run, to at least read here:
http://www.tapatalk.com/
I cannot express how thankful I would be if The Firing Line is added to Tapatalk, and I'm sure many others would use it as well. Also, it is VERY easy to find forums related to certain subjects from within the Tapatalk app, so I would even think that TheFiringLine would grow. Please note that it is free for forum owners to activate it, it is the users that want the pro version of the app that shell out the 2.99 for it.

Brian Pfleuger
September 30, 2010, 09:43 AM
I haven't actually used the App, but I'm going to download it and see how it works, if it works as advertised, I'd second the motion to install it.

LinuxHack3r
September 30, 2010, 09:49 AM
Thanks for the support. The free version gives you an idea of how it works, but the pro version is needed to actually REALLY use it. I am currently using the app for EDC Forums, as well as ZombieSquad. It makes reading, replying, posting pictures, at least 10x easier on a mobile device than using a browser.

tyme
September 30, 2010, 11:05 AM
Can someone please confirm that it works?

Brian Pfleuger
September 30, 2010, 11:21 AM
Well, it works, yes... to the extent that I can use it.... I'm not a member of any of the forums that support it (I'm only on two) but the free forums that I can access all work, load fast (kind of amazingly, actually) and navigate well. I haven't bought the version that allows replies and such... bit of a catch-22 there... can't use it anyway unless TFL supports it.

Oh, for a mere $999, you can also "rebrand" the App and make it an actual "TFL iPhone App" that TFL could sell in the AppStore!

(Otherwise, it's free for the forum admin)

tyme
September 30, 2010, 11:33 AM
Sorry... confirm that it works on TFL?

I installed it but haven't added TFL to tapatalk's forum index yet. Not sure if that's required...

Brian Pfleuger
September 30, 2010, 11:41 AM
TheFiringLine is not showing.

tyme
September 30, 2010, 12:26 PM
Can you not just use tapatalk with TFL without having it in tapatalk's official database of forums?

Brian Pfleuger
September 30, 2010, 12:43 PM
There's only 3 ways to select a forum:

1)"New"

2)"Browse"

3)"Search"


All appear to be directly from their database.

tyme
September 30, 2010, 12:46 PM
Welp, I need a 90x90 graphic then. First person to provide a good one gets it as the official tapatalk logo for TFL.

Mal H
September 30, 2010, 05:02 PM
How's this? Hardly perfect, but expedient.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=63450

LinuxHack3r
September 30, 2010, 05:54 PM
I am working on one right now...shall not take too long. But it is really fun to do this!

tyme
September 30, 2010, 06:16 PM
The gimp .xcf layered version of the current top-left logo is at
http://thefiringline.com/forums/images/misc/tfl-logo-1.xcf

I'll use mal's until we get something better.

LinuxHack3r
September 30, 2010, 08:26 PM
Had to run to Walmart for camping supplies, go figure;)
Decided to try it out while waiting in line, works fantastic! Will try to get the logo up soon, I have a really good idea imho.

Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk

Brian Pfleuger
September 30, 2010, 09:26 PM
Hey, that's pretty darn cool. Almost better than being on a computer! Thanks, Tyme.:)

LinuxHack3r
September 30, 2010, 10:00 PM
Oh yes, thanks so much! For me on my mobile it is so much faster and easier to use. And plus it makes it easy to upload pictures from your phone. I usually browse these forums from my phone anyway, but actually replying has been so much trouble due to the layout of everything. But this fixes that! BTW, logo is working well...

LinuxHack3r
September 30, 2010, 10:22 PM
Well...working with 90x90 pixels, it is very hard to do anything "beautiful". However I came up with this simplistic logo, with more ideas that I may pursue in the meantime;)

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=63460&d=1285903371

LinuxHack3r
October 3, 2010, 10:17 PM
Well? This thread was extremely active and then...nothing?

Mal H
October 3, 2010, 10:45 PM
What should be happening in this thread? The function was installed as requested. It appears to be working according to the posts above. What else is there to say on the topic?

LinuxHack3r
October 3, 2010, 10:49 PM
Well mainly I was just wondering what people thought of the logo I made. But that's that. And also I suppose it was just interesting seeing what other's wrote of the app. That's all. But you're right, nothing more to see here.

Mal H
October 3, 2010, 11:22 PM
Well mainly I was just wondering what people thought of the logo I made.
Ah! Sorry, you're right, we should have said something.

The logo isn't bad, not very colorful ( ;) ), but not bad. The major problem with using it, and any logo submitted by anyone else, is the copyright angle. Since we don't own your image, I don't think we can use it without written consent from you. Even so, let's not pursue that at this time.

The logo I presented is an obvious variation of the one we already own (and because I "work" for TFL, it automatically belongs to TFL), there is no copyright issue to worry about.

zippy13
October 4, 2010, 11:10 PM
Mal H,
I like your graphic; however, IMHO, it has the same shortcoming as it's progenitor. The first time I visited the TFL, and saw the banner graphic, a thought popped into my head: Why isn't the portion within the scope's field of vision magnified? The (Firing) Line. The same idea could be used in the Tapatalk graphic.

Any intellectual property rights arising from this posting are hereby assigned to the firingline.com

Mal H
October 4, 2010, 11:20 PM
That's easy! It's a 1X scope - duh!

Seriously, that's a good point, but you're about 12 years too late with it. :)

orangello
December 14, 2010, 02:24 PM
Sorry to bump the old thread, but the topic didn't seem worthy of a new thread. I read this forum MUCH more than i post, and i often like to read the forum from my ipod touch.

If someone with an iPod or iPhone doesn't pay the Tapatalk people their $3, using a Tapatalk-enabled/polluted forum can be VERY annoying. Everytime i click on a thread or forum section i am forced to click on a pop-up from Tapatalk indicating that TFL is tapatalk-enabled website and that I should click for more information on tabatalk or click "No" to continue with my previous action. EVERY STINKIN' TIME!

It isn't worth it; now i don't access TFL on my iPod most of the time. I'm not a ballistics technician or anything, so my tiny contribution to the occasional thread surely won't be missed, but it will be delayed until i have my laptop or desktop handy.

If there is a work-around on this, i would greatly appreciate a heads-up.

At this point, i wouldn't give the Tapatalk people the sebacious excretions of my nether region, much less $3. :mad:

LinuxHack3r
December 14, 2010, 03:33 PM
Sorry to bump the old thread, but the topic didn't seem worthy of a new thread. I read this forum MUCH more than i post, and i often like to read the forum from my ipod touch.

If someone with an iPod or iPhone doesn't pay the Tapatalk people their $3, using a Tapatalk-enabled/polluted forum can be VERY annoying. Everytime i click on a thread or forum section i am forced to click on a pop-up from Tapatalk indicating that TFL is tapatalk-enabled website and that I should click for more information on tabatalk or click "No" to continue with my previous action. EVERY STINKIN' TIME!

It isn't worth it; now i don't access TFL on my iPod most of the time. I'm not a ballistics technician or anything, so my tiny contribution to the occasional thread surely won't be missed, but it will be delayed until i have my laptop or desktop handy.

If there is a work-around on this, i would greatly appreciate a heads-up.

At this point, i wouldn't give the Tapatalk people the sebacious excretions of my nether region, much less $3. :mad:

Overall I agree that the "feature" that pops up with the message is rather annoying. However, that is also how I found out about Tapatalk. I paid the bucks. To me, what the hell is $3 good for if you have a job? The thing is, I use Tapatalk probably a solid 2+ hours a day. For me, it is the single most used/useful app I have paid for. I personally would suggest shelling out the money and seriously trying it for a few hours (Oh yeah, Apple doesn't allow for refunds, do they;). Personally, I have stopped using forums that DO NOT support Tapatalk. For me, it is 100x more a pleasurable experience to use Tapatalk than navigate through the browser on a mobile device. It's $3, giveup Burger King for one day and buy this instead. It could be argued that you don't wanna support them for spamming practically all mobile users with the above mentioned message, but it is capitalism here and I have a feeling that they loosely know what they are doing with the plugin;)

Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk;)

Brian Pfleuger
December 14, 2010, 04:27 PM
That's weird, I use the free version of Tapatalk on my iPhone 4 and I don't get that pop-up, ever. I've never gotten ANY pop-up in Tapatalk except the one asking about signing in as Peetzakilla or as a guest.

LinuxHack3r
December 14, 2010, 04:31 PM
That's weird, I use the free version of Tapatalk on my iPhone 4 and I don't get that pop-up, ever. I've never gotten ANY pop-up in Tapatalk except the one asking about signing in as Peetzakilla or as a guest.

That's because he's seeing it in the Safari browser on his iPod Touch. Try visiting TFL from your browser on a mobile device and you'll see what I mean. It says something like "This forum is Android Native. Click ok to read more about Tapatalk". I suppose it replaces "Android" with whatever mobile device you are using.

Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk

orangello
December 14, 2010, 04:58 PM
It could be argued that you don't wanna support them for spamming practically all mobile users with the above mentioned message, but it is capitalism here and I have a feeling that they loosely know what they are doing with the plugin

The $3 comment was out of spite for their spamming that has ruined browsing this site from my iPod. I can't blame them for advertising, though; i guess it is no sillier than people with "Mugen" stickers on their rear car window. Annoying though, darn annoying.

Posted from my desktop, 'cause Tapatalk has polluted my mobile browsing experience. :(

Brian Pfleuger
December 14, 2010, 06:31 PM
Is there a cookie setting in Safari for the iPad? If so, enable cookies, at least from TFL, and it should only happen one time after that....