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XenForo iPad advantage over IPBoard

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by BGL, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Mobile access and posting pix from mobile devices is important for my forum. In comparing IPBoard and XenForo. TapaTalk for XenForo allows users to take and post pics via their iPad. IPBoards which has it's own iPad app does not have that feature. It does look like I an IPBoard owner can add Tapatalk hook.
  2. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Are you asking a question?

    If yes, then possibly XenForo is not the right place to ask this question.
    If no, then possibly XenForo Pre-Sales Questions is not the right forum to post this message.

    Liam23, TheVisitors and Peggy like this.
  3. JeffTN

    JeffTN Member

    IPBoard has good mobile theme support. XenForo is still lacking a native mobile theme in the current version (although at least one add-on exists to add one). Regarding TapaTalk, both Xenforo and IPBoard support Tapatalk. As a user of multiple forums, I find TapaTalk the best way to post from my phone. I rarely use the mobile site on a forum.

    XenForo has a more modern look and feel compared to IPB, if that helps your decision-making.
  4. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    More making a statement. The IPBoards iPhone/iPad app is less adept than Tapatalk, the Xenforo option, as Tapatalk allow uploading of pix from the iPhone while IBoards app does not. Though IPBoards said they are working to fix that in next version.
  5. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    You can use Tapatalk with IPB too. Why compare XF with Tapatalk against IPB with a different app.
  6. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Because IPB wants users to purchase their app and it competes with TapaTalk. Reasonable to expect IPB to push it's app to IPB forum members who would then have a less capable mobile access. Telling them they need to get another program might put them off the forum.
  7. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Maybe true, but if Tapatalk is doing it better, I'd be inclined to use their product instead. It's great to have options and an app like this doesn't need to be considered a core feature of the forum software, in other words I wouldn't make a buying decision based on a factor like this. On the other hand, if they were to make it a core feature, to the exclusion of other options like Tapatalk, then that could very well be a good reason to avoid their products altogether (not saying they'd be foolish enough to do that).
  8. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Mobile access is pushing 50% so how the forum software works via iPhones and iPads is an important buying decision.
  9. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    Fixed that for you.
  10. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Now if you could only fix it for Android and Windows. Even on smartphone with Apple at 20%, Apple is the "decider" as it all has to work on iPhone and Android and Windows will follow. iPhone is concentrated while Android is all over the map with high end and low ends with Apple all high end.

    For forum software, if it has a good iPad and iPhone interface to users, it will work for the rest.


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