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Mobile TMC application?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by MetalGear, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. MetalGear

    MetalGear New Member

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    Just wondering if the idea of creating a mobile application for this awesome site has ever been considered. I know it would take plenty of work but I think it would be practical and fun to keep involved with TMC from an Android or Apple device.
     
  2. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forums.

    There is a mobile style that I use on my Smartphone. It works well for me.

    If you are interested in joining a Florida Tesla club, please click on the link in my signature.

    Larry
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Welcome. Tapatalk works ok and is one option.
     
  4. MetalGear

    MetalGear New Member

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    Thanks, Tapatalk is pretty nice. This seems like a very active and amazing community. Would be thrilled if Tesla put a Supercharger in the Orlando area.
     
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I use Tapatalk Pro. Very nice.
     
  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Yes, Tapatalk Pro gets me through vast swathes of TMC land in quick time. The Participated section gets me quickly to the threads that I had posted to in the past (and am more likely to continue to follow). The Unread section gets me to a sampling of new posts quickly. Image uploads have been seamless too straight from the smartphone.
     
  7. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    If you use tapatalk, please consider becoming a supporting member. The problem with tapatalk for site admins is that we rely on ad revenue to be sustainable. Tapatalk repackages forum content without replacing revenue, and has actually caused the death a some forums. It's a rather cannibalistic business model.

    It is, however, most likely the best alternative for browsing the forum while mobile, from a users perspective. That is at least until we change platforms, which won't be for a while.
     
  8. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Good point, doug. My conscience is clear as I did my bit last year towards supporting TMC :)
     
  9. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Much appreciated. :)
     
  10. MetalGear

    MetalGear New Member

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    Thanks for heads up. I definitely don't want to hurt TMC. This place is an amazing source of information and Fellowship combined!
     
  11. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I'm surprised the authors of the forum software packages (vbulletin, phpforum, etc) haven't figured out a way to work with the author of tapatalk to solve this issue.

    I guess it's time to donate again :)

    A
     

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