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Desktop vs. Mobile App

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Fin3, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Fin3

    Fin3 New Member

    Hello - if I buy Xenforo, can I customize it so that the end user can only view the forum via a paid mobile app, such as through tapatalk, or can the end user always access the desktop version on my site?
  2. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    I don't see any reason you couldn't block the front end from being viewed. Never seen it done and hell most people don't like tapatalk due to their normal methods of monetization but if that's what you want.

    A simple plugin should suffice.
  3. Fin3

    Fin3 New Member

    Was going to buy the build your own tapatalk and have a certain forum for sale at app store, but, no sense if people can access for free online at website.
  4. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    So basically you charge mobile users to visit your website? It's possible, but I'm not sure why on earth you'd want to do it. You'd need custom development though.
  5. Fin3

    Fin3 New Member

    No I don't want them on the site at all, I am wanting to sell a forum accessible on mobile app, but the forum software must reside on my website, so I am trying to block that so forum use must be from the app store. If I didn't need forum software to reside on a site I wouldn't have a site at all.
  6. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    So you want members using your Tapatalk app to the the only members using your site, and no one else regardless of desktop, mobile, etc?
  7. Fin3

    Fin3 New Member

    I have an advice forum that I want to sell at app store, for use on mobile devices, but I have to have forum software somewhere, which is my website and then I will choose xenforo, etc. But, if the end user can access the forum for free, there is no sense in selling it at app store.
  8. Fin3

    Fin3 New Member

    Right, I want the build your own tapatalk or whatever to be accessible only to those who purchase my forum at the app store. I thought there was a way for the forum software to only allow the admin to log in on the website.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can disable log in globally, how that would work with an app though I have no idea.

    You would have to ask the app developers.
  10. Fin3

    Fin3 New Member

    ok thanks!

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