Can't share pictures

Discussion in 'Community Feedback' started by Chae1, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    I always use the app for uploading pictures on TFF.

    I can't upload them to private messages as its disabled by administrator.

    Can someone enable it?
     
  2. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    We haven't changed anything on our side, but we don't control the app i'm afraid. Its TapaTalk software. They have been discussing for a while stoppping uploads to private messages. I guess they have now done it.

    The good news is the App won't really be needed for the new version of the forum. It works so much better on a phone and therefore you will be able to use that to upload pictures again to Private messages. We have been testing it for a couple of weeks now.
     
  3. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    I have never been able to do that .its not in the software to do so
     
  4. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    Steady on .please explain. We are very protective of the app . Dont get behond yourself
     
  5. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    Its not "our" app. Its a system provided by Tap-a-talk. Thus we have no control over functionality in it, the way it looks and so on. Therefore when stuff like this happens we have no control.

    New new version on the Forum will be launching shortly, it will still have an app, its one of the things we are testing, however, the gap between Apps and programs has narrowed a lot and specifically on a mobile the new version of the forum is a massive upgrade (its much more like an app in fact). Those who want to change can, those who want to continue to use the app can do that too.
     
  6. So will there be a new TFF app replacing the tap a talk one?
     
  7. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    Technically we have a different addon, but I expect it to look very much as it does now. We don’t believe you will need to do anything with the app you use currently.
     
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  8. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    Why dont you just provide your own app .
    The rest of the world uses apps .why so old fashioned
     
  9. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    The massive cost to develop one is the first issue. The second is that app's and webpages are getting closer in functionality all the time. Gone are the days when phones couldn't handle the complexity of a web page. We are now moving to a situation where Progressive Web Apps, that almost can't be distinguished from native apps (the one's you download).

    In short Apps are being surpassed and are becoming old fashioned. Thus the web interface within XF2 is massively improved. In fact, it looks a lot more like the app. So we have spent our money there instead.

    There is certainly still room for both, but the downloads of apps has massively decreased over the past 5 years, I forget the stats, but its a big number while the use of web browsers continues to grow. Barring games for my kids, I don't think I've downloaded one over the last few years.
     

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