- Jan 4, 2014
anyone else have the same issue ?
I think it started on Wed/Thu. I recall @Patrick saying that if the #users fell below some critical mass he would look at discontinuing Tapatalk support. Not sure if that is what happened. I don't follow the general discussion / forum features thread. So even if there was announcement, I would have missed itI noticed it as well earlier this week but figured it was an update the the app did and would gt fixed eventually so didn't investigate much
Totally understand that. Is there an alternative mobile app that we can use? I just like the push notifications.. much finer control for my use than getting email notificationsknow we have a few people that love Tapatalk, but from a site owner point of view, it is not worth it at this point.
Is there any alternative to Tapatalk on Android which works with STH?
Mobile phones and tablets are ubiquitous. Although I’d venture to guess 99.9% of users here have desktop and laptop machines, many I’d imagine would be similar to myself in that checking forum activity is much more convenient and pleasant in an armchair with a tablet or phone on one interface.Tapatalk is turned off at this point. You can thank the EU and GDPR for that. It may come back once we have time to work through it. Here are some stats though:
We may revisit it at some point, but the new EU GDPR was finally the last straw that means we cannot support it at this time. I have three international round trips and 26K miles to fly in the next 13 days starting today so no time to deal with Tapatalk. I know we have a few people that love Tapatalk, but from a site owner point of view, it is not worth it at this point.
- Tapatalk is the #1 maintenance item on the forums. Constant security updates, broken bits.
- Tapatalk had an annoying banner for any non-Tapatalk mobile user on the forums. The way to remove this was to move to a paid subscription.
- We looked at moving to paid, but the advertising is so poor/ revenue share so poor that Tapatalk revenue was on the order of $0.05/day. For $1.50 in revenue per month, it did not cover the cost of upgrading. The rates given to publishers like STH are frankly terrible.
- On the GDPR front, Tapatalk essentially sucks all content/ data and makes that data hard to manage.