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Offline Jacoven

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Mobile App?
« on: June 03, 2013, 12:10:14 am »
I think there should be a mobile app for the site.  I sometimes want to check the site when I'm away from my computer, and browsing via Safari on my phone can get rather annoying sometimes.  It would be nice to have a mobile app where you can check everything like normal, but maybe in a simpler layout.
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Re: Mobile App?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 12:30:10 am »
As discussed extensively elsewhere, a significant re-development of this site is currently underway, and mobile options are a big part of it.  More about it is here:  http://www.furryteens.org/forum/index.php?topic=15368.0

However, you must understand that a custom-built mobile app for ANY website is not an easy or cheap task.  Every mobile platform uses vastly different programming languages and allows different types of access, and every mobile OS can have many different devices with different capabilities.  It's a daunting task for major companies, hence why mobile apps typically only exist on one or two platforms.  For a website that costs money to run, and is built/maintained by one person in her spare time, it's not going to happen.  There will never be an FT-specific mobile app, so PLEASE stop asking for one, everybody.

BUT, there is an existing app, called Tapatalk, which provides what you're looking for, and is compatible with any forum and almost every mobile device platform.  The new version of FT will be Tapatalk-compatible, so you can use that.  We'll also have a mobile layout that scales down to tiny screen sizes.
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Re: Mobile App?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 08:23:33 am »
Yay!

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Re: Mobile App?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 02:13:40 pm »
https://tapatalk.com/activate_tapatalk.php?plugin=smf
Pls install this plugin. I hope this works.
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Re: Mobile App?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 11:17:03 pm »
This came up in a more recent thread; we can no longer encourage the use of Tapatalk, and we will not be enabling it here, for everyone's protection.  My most recent post on the subject: 

Is it available on Tapatalk or another Android application?

No, sorry.  We looked into Tapatalk, a while back, but the company has changed considerably since then, and it's no longer a system we're comfortable using.  They always pushed a large assortment of rather sketchy monetization schemes, but since the app went free, this has gotten far worse, and many of their newer privacy-invading features are impossible to disable.  To protect the privacy of our members, we can no longer encourage the use of Tapatalk, and we will not be partnering with them.
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