R2R App and Tapatalk Users Are Missing Out

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN OUR MOBILE SITE AND OUR APP OR TAPATALK APP! MOBILE DOES NOT MEAN APP! READ ON!

    The mobile version of REEF2REEF is much better than our own app or tapatalk! How do you use the mobile version? Simply open up google or your internet browser on your phone or tablet and type in www.reef2reef.com! That's it!

    You can even add a icon on your mobile device just like an app so you can open R2R with ONE CLICK! (keep reading to learn how)

    Why would you want to use the mobile version over the tapatalk app?

    1. The mobile version looks better, way better! It fits your screen. (you can even rotate your mobile device for a bigger landscape view)
    2. The mobile version includes all the options of the full forum. (new media add-on, articles section and more.)
    3. The mobile version includes add-ons that don't work with tapatalk. (you're missing out)
    4. The mobile version allows you to receive important alerts from us.
    5. The mobile version allows you to see the latest contests and giveaways.
    4. The mobile version allows you to customize your experience more.
    5. The mobile version is more secure.
    6. The mobile version doesn't rely on a third party provider.
    7. At some point we may disable the option to use tapatalk for our forum.

    And that is just a few reasons!

    This is what it looks like on an iphone. It looks better on larger devices and well as when you turn your phone to landscape view!

    Vertical view of the home page. Notice all the options!
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    Landscape view of the home page. Notice all the options.
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    List of recent threads.
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    Recent threads landscape view.
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    View from inside a thread. Notice the options for each post!
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    Landscape view inside a thread. Again notice the options!
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    Article section of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Article section of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Media section of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Media section of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Showcase section of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Showcase section of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Options of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Options of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    Options of the forum that CAN'T be viewed using the APP or Tapatalk.
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    If you open up your browser on your mobile device and type is Reef2Reef.com you can see the mobile version of the site. I highly encourage our mobile users to skip the tapatalk app and just use your browser to surf R2R.

    Why? Because you get to really see all the things we have to offer and you don't miss anything!

    Here is how you set up a link on your mobile device.

    IOS USERS (Android is below)


    1. Go to your mobile browser and open up Reef2Reef.com or search Reef2Reef via your google app.

    2. Click the little icon in the following photo. (you'll need to be scrolled to the top of the R2R page to see this share icon)



    3. Next click the circled icon which will add a link on your home screen.



    4. Change the name to shorten it to whatever you like. Maybe R2R. :)



    5. Click ADD and enjoy! (I'm working on a better app icon. ;)



    This may vary from device to device but it gives you the general idea!

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    ANDROID USERS

    For Android, follow these instructions:
    http://www.androidpit.com/how-to-add-bookmark-android-home-screen





     
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  2. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    If you'll give the mobile version a try please make a post and let us know!
     
  3. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Jack of All Trades, Masters in One R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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  4. BoomCorals

    BoomCorals www.boomcorals.com R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor Toys For Kids Sponsor

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    100% agree the mobile version of the site simply using your phone's mobile browser (NO APP!) is wayyyyy better!
     
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    JALIASC Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    The mobile version is awesome! I only use the R2R app when I feel like looking at random stuff. The mobile site allows me to be more specific and see things in a way that makes more sense.
     
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  6. Susan Edwards

    Susan Edwards Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    On my phone now. Will ck it out this evening!
     
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  7. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks!
     
  8. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looks great on a blackberry too:D
     
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    It's all responsive and amaze! great work.
     
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    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    The only way to surf R2R!
     
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    FugeReefer Member Build Thread Contributor

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    The mobile site is by far the best way to be a part of Reef2Reef on a mobile device. I have used Tapatalk, the Reef2Reef App, and the mobile site. With responsive web design, many apps are becoming obsolete. Thank you, Rev, for pointing out the advantages. Oh, and for the hint about future possibilities of not having apps to connect with Reef2Reef.
     
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  12. Brent Turner

    Brent Turner Member R2R Supporter

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    Had it since day 1 ! Thanks for the details though
     
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    Big G Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Works great! Been using it for awhile. If I only had quicker and smaller fingers. LOL
     
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    miPapareef Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018

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    I've only ever used Tapatalk since joining the site. Saw this thread and took a look using my iPad and Safari browser.

    I think it's was worth it and I recommend people try the mobile site.

    I saw a poll, the badges, saw the unanswered threads, and lots of things I was missing.
     
  15. Ashish Patel

    Ashish Patel Valuable Member

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    ... for years RC was my go-to but overtime the lack of UI/UX made it too frustrating... I believe the best way to learn is viewing and sharing images via R2R...Moreover everyone on this site is just so friendly its contagious ;Woot
     
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    I have not used the app, but I have been using the mobile page since the start. Like you said it is added on my home screen and I open it just like an app.

    The only thing I have noticed is at times I'll have 10 pages open and 7 of them are R2R. It's easier for me to open a new page then go to one I had open before. Love the site.
     
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  17. Brent Turner

    Brent Turner Member R2R Supporter

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    Me 2 :D
     
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  18. FugeReefer

    FugeReefer Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I agree with all of this!

    Ashish, you are part of what makes R2R a great place to be! Thank you for all of your interaction and positive feedback.
     
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    DracoKat Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I absolutely HATE Tapatalk. I much prefer to use the web browser to view forums, especially R2R
     
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    User friendly and very nice interface! ;Smuggrin
     
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