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Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by djewesbury » 11:12 Mon 20 May 2013

Can anyone advise whether they have got Tapatalk push notifications to work on an iPhone 4S? I installed this to obviate the need for email notifications, which are not the handiest way to manage new posts. However I receive no push notifications and the Tapatalk support is useless. Any clues..?
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 16:57 Mon 20 May 2013

Tapatalk is... well, buggy, I think. I use a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which is an Android phone, so my results may differ from yours.

Push notifications for PMs work fine for me at both TPF and FTLOP. I don't use push notifications for any other purpose so cannot comment on further functionality.

However, the "Latest -> Unread" tab is inconsistent. It seems to work fine at FTLOP, but is rubbish at TPF. I often use Tapatalk to check TPF and am told by the "Latest -> Unread" tab that there are no new posts, yet when I check the "Forums" tab there are many new posts. Sometimes dozens.
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Post by DRT » 01:34 Mon 12 Aug 2013

I have installed the latest version of Tapatalk on this forum.

It seems to work fine on my iPhone5 but can others please test on other devices and report any errors/problems here?
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Post by Andy Velebil » 01:38 Mon 12 Aug 2013

So far so good on my iPhone 5

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Post by Glenn E. » 01:52 Mon 12 Aug 2013

It appears to have fixed the bug I've been seeing... Latest->Unread is back to showing new posts. Yay!
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Post by djewesbury » 08:39 Mon 12 Aug 2013

I received a push notification on my iPhone 4S for the first time ever!
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Post by jdaw1 » 10:30 Mon 12 Aug 2013

This reply posted using Tapatalk on my Android phone. So working for me.

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Post by DRT » 10:34 Mon 12 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:I have installed the latest version of Tapatalk on this forum.
Andy Velebil wrote:So far so good on my iPhone 5
djewesbury wrote:I received a push notification on my iPhone 4S for the first time ever!
Glenn E. wrote:It appears to have fixed the bug I've been seeing... Latest->Unread is back to showing new posts. Yay!
jdaw1 wrote:This reply posted using Tapatalk on my Android phone. So working for me.
Do I get a gold star? :D
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Post by djewesbury » 10:34 Mon 12 Aug 2013

I didn't receive a push notification of JDAW's message via Tapatalk (I did via email). Grumble.

EDIT: I did receive a notification of DRT's!
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:18 Mon 12 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:Do I get a gold star? :D
:GoldStar:

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Post by DRT » 11:33 Mon 12 Aug 2013

jdaw1 wrote: :GoldStar:
And I received a push notification when you posted it :D
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Post by djewesbury » 11:43 Mon 12 Aug 2013

I have unsubscribed from forums, cleared the cache, turned notifications off, logged out and quit everything and then done the reverse of all that. Let's see if the notifications work properly now.
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Post by DRT » 11:52 Mon 12 Aug 2013

Did you get one for this?
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Post by djewesbury » 12:00 Mon 12 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:Did you get one for this?
By email. Not by Tapatalk. Gaahhh!!
I will uninstall and reinstall it later...
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Post by DRT » 12:48 Mon 12 Aug 2013

Have you created and logged in with a Tapatalk ID? (accessed via Settings)
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Post by djewesbury » 13:41 Mon 12 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:Have you created and logged in with a Tapatalk ID? (accessed via Settings)
Yeah. Now I have deleted the app and reinstalled it and logged in and subscribed to all the forums (lots of gold stars) and I wait with bated breath....
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Post by DRT » 13:52 Mon 12 Aug 2013

Are you breathing normally now?
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Post by djewesbury » 14:09 Mon 12 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:Are you breathing normally now?
mmnnggnnmmnngg! :crying:
*exhales*
I give up. There is nothing else left that I can switch off and on again. No doubt it'll start working by itself next week some time, in the middle of the night.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 16:36 Mon 12 Aug 2013

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:Are you breathing normally now?
mmnnggnnmmnngg! :crying:
*exhales*
I give up. There is nothing else left that I can switch off and on again. No doubt it'll start working by itself next week some time, in the middle of the night.
Notifications must be specifically turned on in the android version of the app. Simply subscribing to threads, etc, is insufficient.

Also, push notifications via the app may (or may not) be immediate. I don't know how the iPhone handles such things, but for power management purposes it might only check apps every 30 minutes or something like that.
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Post by djewesbury » 16:39 Mon 12 Aug 2013

Glenn E. wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:Are you breathing normally now?
mmnnggnnmmnngg! :crying:
*exhales*
I give up. There is nothing else left that I can switch off and on again. No doubt it'll start working by itself next week some time, in the middle of the night.
Notifications must be specifically turned on in the android version of the app. Simply subscribing to threads, etc, is insufficient.

Also, push notifications via the app may (or may not) be immediate. I don't know how the iPhone handles such things, but for power management purposes it might only check apps every 30 minutes or something like that.
There are actually 3 separate places were one needs to check notification settings - in the app, in the general notifications preferences, and in the preferences within those for each app.
It now seems to be working, though! And the notifications come appreciably quicker than they do via email. Fingers crossed...
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Post by DRT » 16:40 Mon 12 Aug 2013

Everyone appears to be receiving the push notifications except one person. Evidence appears to be emerging as to where the problem might lie.
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Post by DRT » 16:40 Mon 12 Aug 2013

Our posts crossed.
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Post by djewesbury » 16:45 Mon 12 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:Everyone appears to be receiving the push notifications except one person. Evidence appears to be emerging as to where the problem might lie.
:evil:
DRT wrote:Our posts crossed.
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Post by DRT » 16:53 Mon 12 Aug 2013

djewesbury wrote:It now seems to be working
:VegetableStar: for Daniel (as they seem to be being handed out willy-nilly today)

(I was subsequently advised to downgrade your star)
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by djewesbury » 17:01 Mon 12 Aug 2013

Here's something interesting. There seems to be no way in Tapatalk to delete PMs. This means that if, like me, you hoard all those old messages (saying things like "Don't say anything, I'm going to wind *name removed* up about that bottle of *vintage and shipper redacted*, this should be fun"), and eventually end up with a full inbox, at which point you can no longer receive new messages, you have to go to the full website to delete old messages and release new ones..
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