The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

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Josh

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I know many of you use the TFO Branded App and Tapatalk App and I have tried to keep it working as long as possible. I recently learned that Tapatalk has started to store user information from forums and sell advertising based upon this information. We don't sell your information and I don't like the fact that we can't have control over that aspect to keep others from doing it. Another reason is that we like to have control over site functionality and they don't support the full features of our forum. It leaves for an incomplete experience for some users at times.

As a result I have made the decision to remove Tapatalk support from TFO and remove our app from the app stores. The TFO App will stop functioning on October 1, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT OUR MOBILE VERSION BUT THE APP VERSION. You can still surf TFO from your phone, tablet, etc. by opening your browser and typing in "tortoiseforum.org". Maybe some of our more tech-savvy members can post some screenshots of how to add a TFO bookmark to your home screen.

I realize there will be some of you who do not like this decision but based on my previous comments we have had to make this hard decision and we are going to stand by it. I wanted to make this announcement and give you time to make alternative plans, if you are a TFO Tapatalk user.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support!
 
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jsheffield

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I like the Tapatalk interface and function, but I understand your reasoning and am sure I'll be able to use the webpage.

Jamie
 

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I'm confused by the lack of replies! Does no one care? Should we remove it now? Are you all so pissed you're taking vows of silence?
Didnt even saw that post...
Its definitely sad that the app will stop working it was a fast way to view the forum on the way and I personally only used the app never the browser version but I like this forum and the people on it so removing the app won't stop me from visiting the forum [emoji846]

Thx for all the work u guys put into the app it was a pleasure using it!
 

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I use the app and hate to see it go. It’s convenient.

What information do they store about us? I haven’t really provided anything on here that’s not on any other social media site.

I read and post, I’m not sure what functionality I’m missing?

I appreciate your intentions but I’m not sure its going to make a difference. In the world of big data, a tortoise group is a tiny tiny market segment.
 

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I would include, most mobile versions of websites do not function as well as a dedicated app.
 

Cathie G

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I'm confused by the lack of replies! Does no one care? Should we remove it now? Are you all so pissed you're taking vows of silence?
I don't even use the app. I have a shortcut on my phone straight to the CDR. I also have the app but rarely use it on my phone. I use my e-mail account for the same thing. Should I be worried? If I can't get my daily CDR fix easily I might get a bit upset.
 

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I'm a geezer - I use the cell phone AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE! I'd much rather gaze at tortoise photos on a 27" iMac instead of a little phone screen. I'd rather type on a regular keyboard instead of a little phone screen. And the sound from videos is infinitely better on a nice set of computer speakers than the little bitty things they put in cell phones. So in a nut shell, I won't miss the app because I never knew it existed, and even if I had known, I never would have used it. These young folks and their addiction to the cell phone continues to mystify me...of course, I still dearly miss chrome bumpers on cars.
 
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