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post #1 of 22 Old 02-24-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Stromtrooper.com on a mobile device

When I went to this site with my Samsung Droid Charge, I got a message offering to install the free motorcycle.com app. For some reason the install from there didn't work, but I found it in the Android marketplace and installed that way. Then I ran it and found stromtrooper.com as a supported forum, logged in and so far so good.

Couple of questions.

1. I don't see anything else about the motorcycle.com app on this site. Must be somewhere, what am I missing and why isn't it promoted more?

2. It looks exactly like Tapatalk. Is it? Or can I use Tapatalk instead?

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Tapatalk apparently supports a different kind of forum software as I understand it. I do like Tapatalk more but can only use VSRI and ADVRider on it. The motorcycle.com app is a little more limited.

Honestly, if I didn't have a kick-ass software development day job, I'd do something about the general state of forum software. Google's Wave had potential, but with a ridiculous UI and marketing, destined to fail.
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i am new to smart phones and also seen the pop-up to get a stromtroopers app. what is different and why would i use the app?
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i am new to smart phones and also seen the pop-up to get a stromtroopers app. what is different and why would i use the app?
It's easier to use than the web interface / browser. Depending on which app/OS we're talking about, that could vary quite a bit.
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I use it all the time. It wasn't free though. I use it do I can check throughout the day, rather then check at home and have 300 threads to scan.

I also bought tapatalk for viewing vsri

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I haven't installed any of the apps. for this type of thing.

Why does everyone think they need it?

I can access forum websites and anything else internet related with my android phone without add ons, it is almost the same as using my computer- just a smaller screen and a touch keyboard seems to be the only difference.

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Why does everyone think they need it?
You answered your own question.

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I can access forum websites and anything else internet related with my android phone without add ons, it is almost the same as using my computer- just a smaller screen and a touch keyboard seems to be the only difference.
Because it is different, and it's easier much much easier. Do you need the app? No. Is it worth $3? Most certainly.

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Because it is different, and it's easier much much easier. Do you need the app? No. Is it worth $3? Most certainly.

How much f**k'n easier does it need to be than what I already have now?

I'm already lazy enough without making anything easier for me.


And $3 of gas takes me a looong way on my Wee.

The only time I use my android for net access is when at work [and I use it a LOT].
I have a desktop, two laptops, a netbook and a HP tablet, no shortage of things to access the forums on.

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So, don't use it. But, that is just your opinion. I like the TapTalk app. It lets me keep in touch with my favorite forums (all except this one) without having to break out a computer. I can take a picture with my iphone, make a post and upload the picture all in one action.

As for the motorcycle.com app, I will not buy that. There is no reason why TapTalk could not be activated on this site as well. Maybe they should figure out a way to make the app only available to those with upgraded memberships.
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Tapatalk apparently supports a different kind of forum software as I understand it.
That is not quite true. This forum would work with the tapatalk app. Vertical Scope wants their own app to cash in on their cows.



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