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Using this site on a smart phone

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by figure8, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    As anyone on here who's tried, navigating this site on a phone web browser is not easy. If you frequent this site often and have a smart phone, download an app called tap a talk. Once you do add this forum to your feed. It formats things in a away that is very easy to use and navigate.

    One draw back in the past was it would not allow you to upload pics directly from you're phone, you had to go through a web hosting site such as photobucket. That's not the case anymore, you can now post pics on here directly from your phone. It's actually more convenient that using a PC IMO.

    I know some people are aware of this but thought I'd throw this up there for anyone interested. I strictly use this site through the tap a talk app and its great.
     
  2. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1448569863.288561.jpg

    Here's an example of a pic posted directly from my phone.
     
  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    I've been using Chrome on my Galaxy S5, and Samsung's browser on my tablet.
    Have to de-res my pics to less than 300kb before uploading.
    Same with TapaTalk?

    Otherwise, I'm accessing the forum in hi-res PC desktop mode. For things that use BB imbedded codes (like IMG, ATTACH, YOUTUBE, ...etc), I have to manually type those in. Cut-and-paste of links and text is normal and easy.

    Every forum I visit has the "TapaTalk install" banner, and I've always been wondering about its benefits and pitfalls...
     
  4. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    So far I've not had to de-res my pics. It's give a couple options for the format of the pic, but posts it no sweat. You're on here a lot, I'd suggest giving it a try. I'll post a screenshot of what it looks like for me. Very different from that actual site, but very simple to use.
     
  5. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1448573325.011351.jpg

    The garage section of the forum....
     
  6. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    That looks interesting. Like an email quickview. I guess I'll try it, see how it goes.
    This is my current "garage" view:

    Screenshot_2015-11-26-19-23-10_20151126193700364.jpg
     
  7. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    Yeah, nothing to lose twomany. If you don't care for it just delete the app. If I were on a PC all the time I would prefer the traditional site. But for phones and tablets, the ease of navigation is awesome. Another benefit with the app are the notifications, everytime you open it it notifies you of any new post in a thread you've posted in, messages as well. Feel free to ask any questions if you have any....
     
  8. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    Also should mention if you post in other forums they may be accessible through the app. Here's a look at some of the ones I follow.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1448589723.416571.jpg
     
  9. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    "Planet of the Vapes", "Smoking Meats" !!!?? :yikes:

    Haven't tried those yet, either. :D


    Yes, the other forums I follow support TapaTalk.
    So, we'll give 'er a try, when my head clears...
     
  10. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    Lol, I knew it was coming yet did nothing about it. Well played...enjoy!
     
  11. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    delete....
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  12. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Well, I've loaded TapaTalk 2. Strange app. Under the 'networking' catagory, nothing comes up. Under the 'accounts' catagory, only those odd sites that I tried under 'picks' show up. Tried searches on all variations of "www.xs650.com", all came up empty. 'Settings' only controls screen behaviour. The 'picks' catagory only shows these strange things:

    TapaTalk2.jpg

    So, will continue to play with it, and see if it can somehow find xs650.com...
     
  13. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    That's the same that happens t me when I try it.
     
  14. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    Hmmm, no option for the app without that 2 behind it? Sounds like you guys are on Android and I'm on Apple. I'll do some digging....
     
  15. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    Try going to tapatalk.com and download directly off there?

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1448639375.329907.jpg
     
  16. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

  17. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    I'm on iPhone 6 to, I think you got the wrong app. It works perfectly for me.
     
  18. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    I tried a couple of those 'picks' forums (the ones in English). Interesting/handy layout.

    Would get some intermittant orange/black screen flashes. The eMail registration confirmation/instruction pics showed completely different app displays (like yours). Mine doesn't have the top menu bar, which pretty much ruins it.

    The support.tapatalk.com website continuously crashes my tablet. This thing is probably too old (android v2.something) and underpowered (7??Kb memory) for this app. So, uninstalled it...
     
  19. SkavenDC

    SkavenDC Just Some Guy With a Bike

    Posting this from the app. I have heard of it, but never used it before. Seems to work just fine. I'll have to play around with it.
     

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