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An App? Why not?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by adutto, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. adutto

    adutto PADI Pro

    It would be great to think about having an app (again)...
    that would be awesome, so we can have our discussions on the spot, without having to browse to the web page.

    (as far as I can see the app is no longer available right?)
    ktomlinson likes this.
  2. jseyfert3

    jseyfert3 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Roscoe, IL
    I guess why would be a better question than why not, IMO. Both Chrome and Firefox save my common websites, which includes ScubaBoard and makes access really quick and easy. Barring that, you can bookmark whatever page or pages you like and add them to your mobile device home screen. That would be a one click access to "New Posts" or "Alerts" or your favorite forum.

    Personally, I think the mobile site works really well. Barring typing in Firefox. Firefox mobile will freeze typing in replies, but Chrome has no such issue.

    I used to be a fan of apps, then realized they usually lacked features and the mobile website was easier and faster to use, and additionally didn't take up storage space or require updating. My mobile bank website does everything the app does except deposit checks by picture, and works better than the app.

    In any case, everyone has their preferences but mine has evolved to a good mobile format (like this site has) over an app any day.
  3. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: UAE
    Tapatalk is a great forum app and supports this board. It's how I do most of my mobile foruming
    MasterChief D, Lorenzoid and adutto like this.
  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    I thought they broke tapatalk when they moved to xenforo. Is Tapatalk working again?

    Personally, I'm with @jseyfert3. I prefer a browser interface over an app. I think we're in the minority, though.
    jseyfert3 likes this.
  5. adutto

    adutto PADI Pro

    I'll take a look at it! thanks!

    @jseyfert3 An app would give the forum the chance to create more features over it, more user interaction, notifications... overall I understand that not everyone likes apps and may be prone to use browsers, but the option is nice to have.
  6. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    I dislike Tapatalk. Mobile site works quite well. I use it multiple times daily on my iPhone 6.
  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    I like the mobile site. I find it much better to just open another tab on my browser than to exit it and open a dedicated app.
  8. offfi

    offfi Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Austria
    The mobile site works great, even much better than the desktop version.

    I also don't like Tapatalk, never understood why so many people use it. Only of use, if the mobile support is crappy. Which is clearly not the case here.
  9. stiebs

    stiebs Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    I can't stand tapatalk. There are a few other forums that I use that have tapatalk support, and without fail I prefer to use their mobile website versions.
    giffenk and jseyfert3 like this.
  10. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    Just did a quick check of Tapatalk. Note says SB is currently unavailable. There is only a forum chatroom of Tapatalk users who basically have griped about SB not being on Tapatalk any longer.

    I liked Tapatalk when SB was available on it so I like the idea ( and convenience) of an app also. Easier to manage on my phone than opening the webpage.

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