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Best Answer David Bott , 01 June 2013 - 05:58 PM

New DBSTalk app should now be able to be downloaded from the app store.

 

It is a Tapatalk based branded app.

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#361 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

Don't feel too badly...  My father has a pulse monitoring app and a local TV station weather app that seem to be doing similarly...  I think there may be some iOS7 gremlins in play.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

The new app allows them to place ads anywhere on screen now. It's not just at the bottom anymore. I have an iAD between my first and second updated topic.

That does kinda help with the confusing ads that look like real buttons that would show up at the bottom.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

There is still a bug where you mark an post as "read" on the main screen and upon refreshing, the will come back as "unread"


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

Lately on my iPhone and iPad the app will sit for a long time when it go to unread or participated. I actually have been able to go to the site via Safari, get to a thread, post a reply and got back to the app and it's still trying to load the posts.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

Just a note that I uploaded a new version now just waiting for it to be approved by Apple.   


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

Ok great. And info in what it addresses?


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:44 AM

Seems the update hit. And seems it went back to an older style. I don't care they both work fine but it did change the GUI again to the older style for me unless trees an option to change it back and forth.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:30 PM

Yeah I got the update. It does look like the older version. UI elements are not IOS 7 like either.

It logged me out and I hit register by accident. Notice there was no way back. It's pretty bad UI design to not have a back button. Attached File  ImageUploadedByDBSTalk1381807787.023597.jpg   19.07KB   26 downloads

I had to force close the app in the task switcher. Not intuitive.

Not your fault David. Just something maybe to pass on to the developers.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:18 AM

I downloaded it, fixes the issue I was having preventing me from using it. Though at first I thought it was missing the main DirecTV forums, until I saw it at the bottom, under Other.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:16 AM

Augh...I am getting SO TIRED of this with TapaTalk.  All the changes and "fixes" that keep coming it is hard to keep up.  They just released ANOTHER ONE that I now have to go though the process of again getting into Apple.

 

I think I am going STOP the use of the dedicated app and switch to the FREE version of the Tapatalk app.  At least then I would not have to keep updating it over and over and fielding all the complaints about it.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

I think I am going STOP the use of the dedicated app and switch to the FREE version of the Tapatalk app.  At least then I would not have to keep updating it over and over and fielding all the complaints about it.

 

The iOS app store reviews of the "free" version aren't very encouraging, IMHO.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:52 AM


I think I am going STOP the use of the dedicated app and switch to the FREE version of the Tapatalk app.  At least then I would not have to keep updating it over and over and fielding all the complaints about it.

 

David, Do you have statistics of how people access the site? For me personally, I only use the app when I am traveling so I don't worry about it too much. I normally use a browser.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

My usage is probably 40% browser and 60% IOS app.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

Now uploaded ver 2.3.12 to Apple.  Now need to wait for it to be released.

 

I think the last version that I uploaded was the standard version.  So that more than likely was my fault as their are two download links I could have used to get the app build.  I have uploaded the second generation of the app this time.

 

Notes on it...

 

2.3.12...

 

iOS Specific (version 2.3):
- Fix bug: Launch slow issue for BYO2 .
- Fix bug: reply topic text cut-off issue.
- other bug fixes.

 

 

Yes, the FREE version may be the way to go in the near future.  I did not want people to have to pay for an app and then on top of that they make money for ads from the members of the site and the content here.  That is not a benefit to us at all.  So I talked to them some time back and it seems what I had to say made sense.  So now they are testing a FREE version where the ads that you may see the site owner can get a % of the revenue.  So it still helps the site out.   I am glad they are going this way as I had been screaming this for some time.

 

Oh, and yes, on the FREE version of TapaTalk I had them add DBSTalk.com into the list of forums.  So it should work. 


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:15 PM

 

Oh, and yes, on the FREE version of TapaTalk I had them add DBSTalk.com into the list of forums.  So it should work. 

 

Definitely the way to go!  Thanks!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

Not sure what is the difference between the free and paid TapaTalk apps are, but I am using the paid version and besides a few quirks, I pretty much like it


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:08 PM

I'm using the paid version of TapaTalk to post this reply. While using the paid version no ads are displayed.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

The PAID version DBSTalk should not be showing up, it should show up only in the free version.  Why?  I personally do not like that they make money from the site content when we have built the site, not them. (time, money, members, etc) The FREE version I consulted with them on for that version is suppose to be a revenue share.  As such, both companies benefit.  This site was only suppose to show up in the FREE version or the paid version was to go away.   T


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

Seeing how the paid version is a one time thing and gets rid if their ads, and I bought it years go for a different forum, how are they profiting from it on your site? Seriously in not sure I get it. Or I'm just to tired. ;) David, I love tapatalk and the paid and dvstalk versions. I'm thrilled you have them. I do 90% or more if my visiting via the app. I don't do the web page hardly ever just because I consume on my phone and iPad so much more. I for one thank you for the hard work you've put into it. I don't know how much work it is to get a new version and submit it to apple, but I appreciate it every time you do it.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Hi...

 

You pay for the app, they make money.  The do not run ad inside the app, as such, no income for the site.  Seeing that people are more and more using mobile devices for community forum access, the amount of income that helps to keeps the sites running drops off.  

 

The FREE version I consulted with them on helps this by making the app free to use, but like other apps, their can be ads inserted.  The revenue from the ads than can be shared between the site and Tapatalk.  A win, win.  The forum owner should have the option to turn off ads based on the group a user belongs to if done right.

 

So we would buy the branded version thus making it free for the members and we have the ability to maybe make some income from the ads.  (With that said however, the apps have been so bad in this regards that it did $32 last month. So, well, this is not going well for community forums as they are loosing the income that helps to support the site.)


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