"Send from my iPhone with Tapatalk"
I'm sure some of the admins here have experienced it, it's literally in every message the user posts. Obviously very annoying for everyone and qualifying as spammy behavior IMHO. I have spend quite some time removing this spam from the database, but there may still be some left, since they spend the time to create a phrase for about every mobile device brand they could think of. So to stop the madness and still offer it to the members that want it, I needed to buy a paid admin account with a monthly fee of $10 just to get rid of it.
Now to hopefully at least get that money back, I integrated the app with Google's AdMob which you can do in the TT control panel. If this covers the subscription costs then I'm content with it. However aside from me disliking this business model, their support is the worst I have ever experienced. I'm not even exaggerating. Most of the time there's simply no response, if there is one (one email actually took months to get a reply) but if a response finally comes, it's as amateurish as you can imagine. There is no ticket system, and nobody there seems to care. So at least you expect they have some online articles or tuts, nope barely anything. Just figure it out, we can't be bothered to write that s*
I get the feeling they've paid a company to setup sort of an automatic system so they do not have to do much and just watch the money flowing in.
As said, what surprises me the most is that some people actually like using this app. I mean it's absolutely horrible to use, I've read this from others as well. It has actually gotten worse with every upgrade. For a while they upgraded so often, you needed to relearn how to work with it almost every month.
But currently it's stable and clear in how it works I hear you think... so stop whining about it. Besides your job as an admin is to make sure your visitors are happy and get what they want. Well you did that, so well done and now stop complaining. Fair enough, but my point here is that XenForo actually has a 'mobile skin' build in for mobile devices that looks just like the desktop version of your forum, adapts perfectly to every screen size, is more flexible and best of all, there is no spam and it comes 100% free with each XF license. I always browse forums with a standard browser on iPhone, iPad, etc. TT is installed just so I know it still works for members after I needed to upgrade it for about the thousandth time in a year, but would never want to install and use this nightmare of an app for personal use.
My recommendation to admins that are just setting up their first forum is that they explain to their members how they can best view the forum on a mobile device, which requires no app, no installation, and actually looks like the site they see on their PC or laptop.
Oh and in before