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Comments June 9, 2011

Mobile Application Versus Mobile Template

Filed under: Board Management — Dave Rathbun @ 10:58 am CommentsComments (4) 

I have had a couple of requests now for Tapatalk or something similar on my board. The Tapatalk application does not currently support phpBB2, but iPhone / Android support is becoming more of an interest to folks. Tapatalk is not a template or theme, it’s an application designed to interact with a discussion board (they support phpBB3 as well as several others).

I have to admit that I find this to be a far more intriguing idea than a mobile template. The folks behind Tapatalk offer a free API that would allow developers to extend the app to different forum systems. It would be interesting to see if anyone is currently working on phpBB2.


I’m registering on their “Forum owner” area and will see what things look like.


  1. I’ve also had users request Tapatalk integration. If you come across anything for phpBB2 I hope you’ll blog about it.

    Comment by John — June 10, 2011 @ 12:33 am

  2. I registered, but it didn’t get me anything yet. I registered as as “board owner” but that didn’t translate into registration on their forum, which is apparently required to download the API. It seems that they give away the API for free, so that I can write my own access methods (for example phpBB2) but their app that interacts with the API is still a paid app, available from iTunes.

    That’s all I have so far. Not sure it’s something I will be able to pursue right not.

    Comment by Dave Rathbun — June 14, 2011 @ 9:10 am

  3. So far I am pretty happy with my homemade mobile template.

    I´m thinking about adding the option to choose between the standard or the mobile template.
    Shouldn´t be very difficult but as I´m not a coder it will be tricky.

    Once I´ve done this I’ll update the thread at phpbbrefugees.

    See you!

    Comment by Dogs and things — August 1, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

  4. We might consider looking into this. Perhaps we could collaborate??

    Comment by JLA FORUMS — August 13, 2011 @ 1:46 am

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