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Tapatalk vs Forum Runner

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by RobinHood, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Rather than trawl through 30 odd pages, from those who have tested what do people think of either?

    Does anyone know if I can install both without clashing, register with both companies and then leave the option to my users to decide which app they want to use?

    On the iPhone Tapatalk seems to have about 4.5 stars from 500 odd review, but the paid version of Forum runner only has 4.5 stars from 5 reviews because there was an update recently so it's hard to tell...
  2. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member

    Can always look at the reviews from the lifetime of the app, that will give you some additional details/data.

    Not sure about installing both though...
  3. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it seems tapatalk has way more lifetime reviews so I guess I'll try that first.

    No recommendations of one over the other from anyone?
  4. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    We have tried forumrunner, but switched to tapatalk.
    My users want it , so i think its better.
  5. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    I use tapatalk and all my members that use it love it. have had zero issues with it.
  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    so if I understand correctly, tapatalk is a mobile app or a mobile skin?
    you guys pay USD 999.- for a licence? Is it worth it ?
  7. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    It's a mobile app.
    You don't have to buy a license as I understand it.
    You install a plugin into your forum.
    Then you register with the company on their web site to add your forum to their database for free.
    Then you have two options, you can simply inform your users that your forum is available on tapatalk/forum runner and they can pay £2/£3 for the app if they want to use it.
    Alternatively you can purchase a licence, they release a custom app for your forum and users can use it for free. However you can make this a premium feature or upgrade for users if you like.
    I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    The big price tag is for a custom branded version available for members.
  9. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    Tapatalk is better than forumrunner imo
    Darkimmortal likes this.
  10. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Seems tapatalk it is then, will give it a go. Cheers guys.
  11. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I'd install both.
    Personally I like forum runner over tapatalk but notice members on my vB forum using tapatalk more.
    If you are not going with a branded version, I'd install both and let your members decide.
    Garamond likes this.
  12. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    And why do you like forum runner better?
  13. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    If Xenforo would just come out with a mobile view that adapts when discovered, then the problem would be solved.
    limboclub likes this.
  14. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I just find it easier to read.
    faeronsayn likes this.
  15. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    I use both Tapatalk and Forumrunner.

    Feedback from users is usually that they like the uniformity when reading various forums. I don't make it a practice to maintain a mobile skin, that's time better spent doing other things.

    Analytics wise, Tapatalk is more heavily used. I'd say Forumrunner is getting about 40% of what Tapatalk is getting. I have also acquired new members because they found us through searching at Tapatalk or Forumrunner.
  16. Martyn

    Martyn Active Member

    i dislike them both, i hate using apps i perfer mobile styles and if i view a forum that has this crap installed, it requests me to install it aswell! big put off for me.
    faeronsayn and alexD like this.
  17. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    The money you can make selling a branded app though far outweighs wanting to use a mobile skin...
  18. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    Also, is it possible to run both tapatalk and forum runner on the site? what does the notice look like to users on a phone the first time they visit?
  19. Martyn

    Martyn Active Member

    Yes you can
    How will the forum owner make any money? All money is ping to the tapatalk people, also the cost in creating and maintaining a app is to high i won't ever pay to use an app on any forums

    And I hate forums who use these program's it pops up saying that I can use tapatalk and forum runner, I wish I could make my device block it.
  20. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    When you buy the branded version it does not bring you to the tapatalk app it brings you to The Pet Board app for example. The user then buys the app and the profits go to you through the app store in itunes...

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