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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by ericf4 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:51 pm

One thing I never liked and may be user error, when I get a pm I never get alerted anywhere. Only way I know I got a pm is to look at messages and see a (1) next to it. Is there another way to get an active notification?

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:51 pm

Knome wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The subforum name is too prominent and the thread title is too subdued. Reverse that.
Just want to confirm, for this issue, what area are you in? Timeline? Feed?
I always just go to unread topics.
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:56 pm

Knome wrote:also for the nonstandard icons in the tabs, what would you recommend?

@ was chosen because it just denotes places you've been to, there isn't really a "standard" icon for participated is there?

rss icon and the "diagonal wifi" looking symbol we have for unread seemed intuitive to the android beta group but if there is a better one, it's an easy change, we're open to suggestions.
When I see @ I think email. It doesn't imply 'places I've been' to me and I go places without participating so I'm not even sure that logic holds.

Maybe your visual design team should consider a custom icon here. Off the top of my head maybe something like the image of a stylized user who appears to be talking would be appropriate. That might more clearly denote participation.

I'm surprised the beta group found the WiFi icon intuitive for 'unread'. I don't see the connection. Maybe an icon that shows a set of horizontal lines denoting a list of topics with vertical 'unread' bars beside them would be a more obvious tie in with the visuals for 'unread' in the topic list.

Just some quick off-the-cuff suggestions...

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:58 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Knome wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The subforum name is too prominent and the thread title is too subdued. Reverse that.
Just want to confirm, for this issue, what area are you in? Timeline? Feed?
I always just go to unread topics.
That's typically the way I read DWC too. I navigate differently at sites like WUS since the list of unread topics is usually huge.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:01 pm

ericf4 wrote:One thing I never liked and may be user error, when I get a pm I never get alerted anywhere. Only way I know I got a pm is to look at messages and see a (1) next to it. Is there another way to get an active notification?
You can change your user settings to send email when you receive a private message. I don't think you can set that via Tapatalk, however, you need to use the web interface.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by ericf4 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:31 pm

Surprised the app can't send a notification like other apps such as ebay etc.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:38 pm

ericf4 wrote:Surprised the app can't send a notification like other apps such as ebay etc.
It could. The forum server would need to be GCM enabled in order to push messages to the Android Tapatalk client. I'm sure Ken could comment on whether that's already there or in the works. I've never seen a push message for a PM, just email.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:40 pm

The word UNREAD might work to find all the unread topics.
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:55 pm

CGSshorty wrote:The word UNREAD might work to find all the unread topics.
:) I figured they went with icons to save space, but good ol' words would work too.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by jeckyll » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:57 pm

ericf4 wrote:Surprised the app can't send a notification like other apps such as ebay etc.
Two aspects to this:
1) The _platform_ that's running the message board. You should have notification options there.
2) The app you use to view multiple message boards - it does have notification options.

In short: this sounds like user error :)
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by jeckyll » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:59 pm

Knome wrote:also for the nonstandard icons in the tabs, what would you recommend?

@ was chosen because it just denotes places you've been to, there isn't really a "standard" icon for participated is there?

rss icon and the "diagonal wifi" looking symbol we have for unread seemed intuitive to the android beta group but if there is a better one, it's an easy change, we're open to suggestions.
Sounds like you should sign up a couple of people from this thread for your beta program :fro:
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:08 pm

logan2z wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The word UNREAD might work to find all the unread topics.
:) I figured they went with icons to save space, but good ol' words would work too.
UNRD?
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:39 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
logan2z wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The word UNREAD might work to find all the unread topics.
:) I figured they went with icons to save space, but good ol' words would work too.
UNRD?
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by unixshrk » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:08 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
logan2z wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The word UNREAD might work to find all the unread topics.
:) I figured they went with icons to save space, but good ol' words would work too.
UNRD?
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by HapaHapa » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:22 pm

I'm so fucking lost in this new version. I feel like I need to devote time to study this just to find my way.
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:32 pm

HapaHapa wrote:I'm so fucking lost in this new version. I feel like I need to devote time to study this just to find my way.
It sucks. I've abandoned it and am back using Chrome on the tablet. The iPhone version hasn't been ruined yet.
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:04 pm

It is pretty bad. Surprised they released this TBH. I'm still using it begrudgingly because I often have my phone with me and not my laptop but I hope they fix this in the next version.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by jeckyll » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:07 pm

If you're on android, this might be something to check out
http://free-apps-android.com/appwererabbit/

If you're on an iPhone, well, there's no hope for you.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by Knome » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:40 pm

Yeah we have a lot of work to do... The next couple weeks and months will be nuts.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:43 pm

Knome wrote:Yeah we have a lot of work to do... The next couple weeks and months will be nuts.
Quick fix: rollback :grin:

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:44 pm

Knome wrote:Yeah we have a lot of work to do... The next couple weeks and months will be nuts.
Too late to hit the rewind button? The last version was fine.
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:38 pm

Great, now the iOS version sucks too.
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:07 pm

Hmm so instead of fixing things they've rolled out the broken stuff to other platforms? Odd strategy.

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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by matt.wu » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:38 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Great, now the iOS version sucks too.
Guess I better not update! :)
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Re: New tapatalk android release

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:48 pm

matt.wu wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:Great, now the iOS version sucks too.
Guess I better not update! :)
It did it automatically.
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