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Forum App!

Postby Robbing » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:29 pm

The forum now does Tapatalk!

Tapatalk is an app to view the latest topics and posts on the forum. It gives you notifications of new topics and newly received private messages. Does anyone actually user private messages? I doubt it, but someone might. You can also reply to topics like you normally would via a browser.


How to get started
Download the app for your mobile device.
Android - Click here
Apple - Click here
Windows Phone - Click here
Windows 8 - Click here

Alternatively, the first time you visit the forum via your device a Tapatalk screen will appear first. Click 'Get the app' and it will direct you straight to your app store. If you click the cross in the top right corner, the screen will disappear forever and the forum will load. You'll find that an advert for Tapatalk will appear at the top of the screen, again, if you click the cross on the far left of the advert, it will disappear forever.

Great, so now you've got the app. Let's set it up.

The Setup
When you load the app for the first time, it will greet you with a screen to register with Tapatalk via Facebook, Google+, or email. Choose which ever method you prefer. I chose email. Via the email option it asks for a username. The username it wants is for Tapatalk not the LUUCC forum. If you sign up via email, it will ask you to activate your account at some point. Just go to your email account and click the activate link/button within the Tapatalk email.

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Once registered. It will next greet you with the following screen. Hit next.

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The following screen will appear. Where it says 'Search by Forum Name or Keyword', type in LUUCC.

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The following screen will appear. Tap '+Follow'. Once you have, it will load you in to the main screen of the app.

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Tap on the little body symbol in the bottom right corner and your Tapatalk profile will appear.

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Under 'Following' tap 'LUUCC' and the following screen will appear. Type in your LUUCC forum username and password and tap 'Sign in'.

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If you don't already have a forum username, tap 'Join' in the top right corner and the following screen will appear. Slap some details in there and sign up. The ability to register to the forum using the Tapatalk might not always be around. If we get a lot of spam accounts sign up, this feature will be removed and you'll have to register by visiting the forum via a browser. Before you can use your newly registered LUUCC forum account, you'll need to activate your account by going to your email account and clicking the activate link.

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Whilst you're at it, you should follow the largest UK kayaking forum - (UKRGB) UK River Guide Book. They discuss about all things canoe and kayak. Tap the search symbol at the bottom and the following screen will appear. Type UKRGB in to the search field and it should appear. Tap '+Follow'. Once you have, it will load you back in to the main screen of the app again.

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Now that i've shown you how to sign up to Tapatalk, get the forum on the app and register on the forum, i'll let you figure out the rest. :) Enjoy!



Any feedback would be great! So please let me know.
This is currently the best forum app out there that i can find. So unless we built bespoke LUUCC forum apps for Android, Apple, and Windows, which would take a lot of time and effort, i don't think we can get any better than this at the moment.
If anyone has any issues, let me know and i'll try to figure it out.


EDITED: Removed the limitations bit since i got it wrong.
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Re: Forum App!

Postby Pyro » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:48 pm

Glad you've made the 'reject' permanent, and I hope it does work that way. I tried Tapatalk a while back and hated it, partially because of the limitations you've mentioned.

I hope people try it and it works out, though.
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Re: Forum App!

Postby LucyE » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:18 pm

You can browse different sections- if you press the small luucc that appears at the top of the screen it takes you to a list of them all :)

And to start a new topic when you're on a section press the 3 dots in the top right and the option is there!




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Re: Forum App!

Postby Robbing » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:31 pm

LucyE wrote:You can browse different sections- if you press the small luucc that appears at the top of the screen it takes you to a list of them all :)

And to start a new topic when you're on a section press the 3 dots in the top right and the option is there!




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Ahhh......for Android users, to view the different sections of the forum you tap the LUUCC with the downwards arrow in the top left corner of the screen. I thought the whole thing was the back button. Where the arrow pointing to the left is back and the LUUCC with the downwards arrow gives you the different sections.

And for android users, once you're in a section of the forum, you click the menu button, the 3 dots in the top right corner of the screen or the menu button on the phone and it allows you to create a new topic. I assume that this is exactly the same for Apple.


Just so that people know, when going to a new section, if the topics don't automatically show, you need to tap 'Discussions' to show them.


I thought that what i thought was the limitations was a bit unusual but just went with it thinking it was how the developers wanted it since i practically tapped everything and looked at every setting.
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Re: Forum App!

Postby TheLittleJackL » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:40 pm

This is great Rob! Everything is working fine for me you've definitely made it a lot easier to keep upto date with everything. Brill job!


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Re: Forum App!

Postby Pyro » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:17 pm

Any way we can remove the willy-waving "Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk" bit on every post? That's going to get old very quickly...

Edit: It's removable/unsettable in Tapatalk's settings, apparently. Will people please turn it the hell off?
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Re: Forum App!

Postby Fairclough » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:30 pm

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Photos can be taken and embedded directly (whether this was doable before).

As proof here is me sat on Facebook instead of working.
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Re: Forum App!

Postby Oliver Excell » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:11 pm

This is pretty cool.

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