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Tap a talk take a walk

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    Tap a talk is an excellent application for using a forum from a mobile phone or even a tablet and now Chrome as well. I bought the application just for this forum and found it to be good.

    Tap a talk has now been removed from this forum and reasons are many :

    Tap a talk is a paid application.

    Tap a talk started using this forum to piss people off and force them to buy their application.

    Tap a talk has gone greedy.

    Tap a talk should take a walk.


    I could have removed the annoying prompt that showed up on mobile phones but I find it too annoying to keep helping a greedy company who completely disregards the fact that they dont own this forum and should keep their advertising discreet to say the least.


    This forum will not have tap a talk or forum runner in future. For those who are going to miss it I am sorry for ever installing it on this forum.

    We do have a nice responsive theme so if you would like to access our forum from your mobile phone then it should work just like it does on a computer and the theme we have would adjust to your screen size.
    If any one is having trouble using the forum on their mobile devices then please post here so we can try and resolve the problems you are facing.

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    I did not understand ...
    Tap a talk started using this forum to piss people off and force them to buy their application.
    I had purchased talpatalk much before it was activated for this forum.

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    I could have removed the annoying prompt that showed up on mobile phones but I find it too annoying to keep helping a greedy company who completely disregards the fact that they dont own this forum and should keep their advertising discreet to say the least.
    I never used to get any prompts/ad's. I am member of another forum too and there too I don't get any prompts/ads. I paid something like Rs. 125 for the app. I am going to miss this feature because most of the time at night, I am using my mobile device to browse and reply.
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    The prompt used to come up when you open the forum in a mobile browser. I agree it was a lovely application and I have been using it all the time to moderate posts on the move.

    Its just not ethical on part of tap a talk. On one hand they charge those who want the application and they use websites like these for getting new customers. I removed the popup thing when I first installed it but after the recent upgrade its just got too scary. It was like giving away the website to tap a talk and Google doesnt like the popup on mobile browser due to which our rankings were going down as well.

    Most forum owners do not realise that tap a talk is killing their forum day by day and so is facebook when they use the facebook integration. By the time most people would realise these large corporations would have swallowed little guys like us ;(

    My understanding is that when something is free to use that actually means "you" are the product. In tap a talk's case this forum was the product. Just like a TV channel that shows advertisments and is free to view.. You are the product and the channel sells you to the advertisers and we are made to believe that the channel is free..

    I am in the process of creating our own Android and ios application which I haven't started working on yet but I would imagine it shouldn't take more then a month including testing.

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    Also I have quit smoking completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Also I have quit smoking completely.
    That's good.
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    Crap-a-talk is a leech. If you are a webmaster and reading this thread then please give it a though and also educate me if you think otherwise.

    I believe Crap-a-talk is a business built on us webmaster's hard work. Some one created a nice script to access our forums no doubt it is some good work but my problem is the way they are marketing it. I feel that a forum owner is being taken for a ride here. I have seen three more forums take crap-a-talk off their forums after I took it out. Readership goes down? well who sent those visitors to crap a talk in the first place? Your own lovely forum did. If you shut shop there would be no crap a talk and we do not get the credit for it. We are being made to think that our forum exists due to crap a talk which is not true. If some one likes your forum they would visit with or without crap a talk. Yes you may loose one or two regulars but I cannot piss off other mobile users who choose not to buy their crapplication.

    If you really want to engage mobile users then go spend some money and develop a mobile application yourself or even a responsive theme would do like we have on this forum.

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    I received an e-mail about an hour ago from tap a talk saying its now free for users as well. I might look into installing it again now Depends how they plan to monetize because their main revenue stream is now gone so I am guessing they will start showing ads which again is not acceptable to me at least don't know about others. I dont mind paying a monthly fees instead of letting tap a talk show ads on our content.

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    Thay have unveiled a free beta version app Tapatalk 4, but it supports android 4 and above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    I received an e-mail about an hour ago from tap a talk saying its now free for users as well. I might look into installing it again now Depends how they plan to monetize because their main revenue stream is now gone so I am guessing they will start showing ads which again is not acceptable to me at least don't know about others. I dont mind paying a monthly fees instead of letting tap a talk show ads on our content.
    Probably via ad's which will be very bad news for users. I thought that talpatalk was free for forum owner but a paid app for the end-users.
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    @Just4kix

    Yes that's how it was but it was not me alone who took tap a talk off, there were many others like me. I spoke to some other webmasters after this mail came through and every one wants to wait it out and see how they monetize now before jumping in again. In the mean time there are more forums joining the anti- tap a talk camp.

    @ramitzar

    The e-mail I received said about ios as well . I will have another look at it its still too early for me.

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    What is Tap a Talk?

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    It is an application that you can use to use different forums like this one. We dont have tap a talk any more though.

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    Ok, so its kind of the same as the mobile version of the site, right or wrong?

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    Thank God I never purchased Tap a Talk. After reading its reviews which were generally nice, something told me inside that it's not for me.

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    @ itsmemad
    Please dont get me wrong. It is not bad atall infact it is the best way to use a forum from your mobile but its their business structure that pisses me off.

    @Neetu800

    Yes it is used to access this forum from your mobile phone. It is available for almost all the operating systems including Android and iOS

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    Yeah, probably I ignored it because it is not supported by all the forums I frequent. Now, that IBF has discontinued it too, there is no reason to think twice about it.

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    Admin plz do shoot an e-mail to all the members once you get tap a talk again if you ever do. I dont have tap a talk but I have used it on my friends phone. I never bought it but now that it is going to be free then why not!
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    Yesterday, I installed the free version of tapatalk. The free version is just a browser - it can show you threads and private messages but you can't reply. So the paid version is very much required. I can't speak for forum owners like admin, but I am very happy with the app on my phone as it gives me super convenience to look and reply to threads. After I reach home (from office), I don't touch my laptop. Hence my posts on this forum have reduced a bit since tapatalk was taken off.
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    The free version now has all the features including replying and private messaging etc.

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