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Post by willnewton on Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:46 am

Hey folks, we have upgraded the forum to use a mobile app called Topic’it for browsing on a small screen, such as a mobile phone.

Is this type of feature useful to you?
Do we have a bunch of folks viewing/using the forum on their phone?
If so, are you willing to use a 3rd party app for this site?

Personally, I have almost never used my phone for this site. I do use an iPad, but prefer the regular “Desktop” view. I also use a desktop computer too with the “Desktop” view. I have no use for another app when I use Safari or Firefox. That is just me though.

How do you access this site? There are no right or wrong answers. We are just looking for opinions.

I wonder if anyone on the Internet has opinions.... Laughing


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Post by mspingeld on Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:38 am

I use my iPhone but in "desktop" view. Like you, no need for an app.

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Post by oxbowbob on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:20 am

I don't like to use my phone but when I do I only use the desktop view.
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Post by Jack H on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:24 am

99% desktop PC.  1% laptop 

(My phone is a phone and sometimes a texter.  Rarely a camera, and I have yet to figure out how to file pictures off the phone.  Most of the time the phone is a nuisance)
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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:47 am

I use my phone 75% of the time and always desktop view. I typically really dislike mobile versions of forums.

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Post by David R on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:51 am

I use Taptalk for other gun forums.


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Post by Bigtrout on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 am

Ambivalent.  This Luddite has no cell phone and probably never will.
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Post by Aprilian on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:03 am

75% phone use - always in forum view, easier to navigate and find things for me.
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Post by james r chapman on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:13 am

Desktop view on this forum
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Post by joy2shoot on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:21 am

100% Firefox on a desktop computer.  I do have apps on my phone and use them but have never felt the need to access this forum using my phone.  But thank you for thinking of ways of trying to make the forum more accessible.

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Post by Dr.Don on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:30 am

95% desktop.  The other 5% is ipad in desktop view.  No use for an app.
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Post by dronning on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:43 am

I like to keep the browsing the same so when on my phone I use desktop (web) view.  Holding the phone in landscape makes it easier to read/use too.
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Post by Tim:H11 on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:44 am

Not long ago my phone went through a fit with this website and kept bringing it up in an app like setting. I much prefer the desktop view. The app version drove me and my wee little feeble mind nuts! Currently my phone is back to normal and I’d like to keep it that way I can.
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Post by PhotoEscape on Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:11 pm

Desktop view only.  App view isn't user friendly, IMO.
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Post by ric1911a1 on Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:04 pm

I always use my laptop. Never tried it from the phone..............
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Post by willnewton on Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:14 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:Not long ago my phone went through a fit with this website and kept bringing it up in an app like setting. I much prefer the desktop view. The app version drove me and my wee little feeble mind nuts! Currently my phone is back to normal and I’d like to keep it that way I can.

I was having this same problem.  I could not get it to stop either, but it corrected itself.   I could not control the behavior from my Admin controls. I think the hosting service was trying to shove the mobile view in people’s face to get them to see how “wonderful” it was.

The app situation is a bit different.  This a shiny new feature that they charge an extra premium for.  Rob paid into just so we could try it out for a bit.  

It looks like there is little to no interest in continuing with the 3rd party app.  I kinda figured as much, but I did not want to assume anything.  

You can always access the mobile view if you really want it anytime by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on it. I can’t see why you would need a mobile app as a well, when this does the same thing. It is just another company harvesting your info.

I am still open to comments, no rush on this, as it is paid for already for a bit.
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Post by farmboy on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:11 pm

PhotoEscape wrote:Desktop view only.  App view isn't user friendly, IMO.
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Post by Multiracer on Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:25 pm

Ditto...desktop view or PC.

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Post by mpolans on Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:09 am

When using my phone, I use desktop view.  The way the mobile view is set up, it doesn't allow enough width to be able to read the thread subjects.

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Post by john bickar on Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:00 am

I'm a digital immigrant, and I use the desktop view on mobile.
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Post by lyman1903 on Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:15 pm

desktop at work, laptop at the shop or home, 

I did download the app a while back, but only used it a couple times since

I do  use Tapatalk a lot for another forum I am on
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Post by TonyH on Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:37 pm

Stick with the desktop view...
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Post by bgw45 on Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:36 pm

I use a tab & way prefer desktop mode. When I sign on, I always have to make the switch to desktop.

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Post by mikemyers on Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:30 pm

At home, I almost always use an iMac desktop.  If I'm traveling, a MacBook Pro laptop.  This assumes I have WiFi available.  If I need to get info from the forum, I've used many mobile devices, but nowadays I use an iPhone with "Safari Browser".  I'm looking at this discussion with the phone right now, as I'm typing this.  It's easy to use, but I enjoy having a full screen.

So, would I use it?  My answer, I'm already using it, no app needed, at least for a fairly recent iPhone.
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Post by Founder on Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:55 pm

I just tried setting up the Topic'it app on my phone. The app is garbage. I couldn't even configure my account before it crashed. No need to bother with it.
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