Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by Printman2000 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:06 pm

toolmaker wrote:I was given a Samsung Galaxy Tab with Android 2.2.1. I am able to click on the links in my email and open the topic without a problem. I do have to double tap to read the content.
The point of a plugin and using an app is that it formats all the posts for your mobile device without having to zoom in. Navigation is also better.

I can certainly read this forum from my iPhone, but I don't. Too much of a hassle.

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by alewifebp » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:33 am

Tapatalk is the go-to app for this kind of thing. I have seen several forums that use a branded version of Tapatalk, or you can just do whatever needs to be done to allow it to be displayed in the mobile confines of Tapatalk. I really don't know anything else about it, but it is quite popular, and it would certainly be a nice enhancement to this forum.

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by rovetherr » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:23 pm

Rise from the dead, zombie thread! Has there been any thought given to Tapatalk, other such forum app since the last inquiries? I am on several other forums that utilize it, and feel it would be a welcome enhancement here as well.
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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by MEC407 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Personally I'd like them to just get the forum itself working correctly before they add any extras.
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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by charlie6017 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:54 pm

MEC407 wrote:Personally I'd like them to just get the forum itself working correctly before they add any extras.
Thank you!! Agreed wholeheartedly.

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by mtuandrew » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:38 am

charlie6017 wrote:
MEC407 wrote:Personally I'd like them to just get the forum itself working correctly before they add any extras.
Thank you!! Agreed wholeheartedly.

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Thirded! There is a new version of phpBB out that we could use, or any number of other free fora software options. Many of those have the option to automatically support mobile browsing. Now, if I wanted to get really fancy I could just voice post this, using the voice to text function of my iPhone (which I just did!) but not everyone wants or has that function available.

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by ACeInTheHole » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:24 pm

I completely agree that rr.net does need a mobile format.

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon May 06, 2013 12:12 pm

On my end, I'm just trying to keep up! But I will broach the subject with the owner. Hopefully, we're getting some needed upgrades.
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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by JasW » Mon May 20, 2013 8:37 am

Just to add, I use Tapatalk all of the time now on my phone and tablet. It'd be terrific if the forum here were available.

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by gprimr1 » Thu May 23, 2013 9:30 am

I'm working with Jeff to push for Tapatalk.
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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by gprimr1 » Fri May 24, 2013 9:44 pm

Update: Tapatalk is on the table, but will not be included with tonight's forum upgrades.
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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by gprimr1 » Fri May 24, 2013 9:45 pm

Update: Tapatalk is on the table, but will not be included with tonight's forum upgrades.
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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by mbhoward » Sun May 26, 2013 10:32 am

I'm putting in my 2c to please support 'Tapatalk'. I don't know what is required on your end but I use the app to stay in touch on my mobile devices and help consolidate the other forums I am a member.

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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by gprimr1 » Tue May 28, 2013 2:13 pm

Very little, but we want to make sure the owner doesn't loose ad revenue through tapatalk.

They are saying the next version will support adsense.
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Re: Browsing Railroad.net on Mobile Devices

Post by gprimr1 » Tue May 28, 2013 2:44 pm

Tapatalk isn't going to happen. They don't offer google ad integration.

Their competitor, forum runner, does offer ad integration.
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