admin wrote:While we don't have a fully-responsive theme, or a mobile-friendly version of the Forum, using hovercraft full of eels. means we get lots of mobile visitors for no additional cost.
No additional cost? So we're not paying with the annoying advert, allowing Tapatalk to advertise if they want (both in-app and on-forum) and giving access to all our email addresses for invite-spam and "now trending" emails? If so, that's unusual for Tapatalk.
Would you install one of the mobile-compatible themes as well?
[Tapatalk uses its own cookie because it's not part of the phpBB3 Forum software. This means that the Tapatalk cookie is separate and visible if you look, which is a Good Thing. It also means that the Tapatalk code does not interfere in any way with the Forum session data, again a very Good Thing, especially if Tapatalk was badly-written junk! Feel free to contact the Tapatalk developers if you think they should be doing things differently.]
The session management is a part of PHP not phpBB3, so it is available to Tapatalk simply because its phpBB3 plugin is written in PHP.
Is tapatalk cookie being visible useful? It holds a placeholder to a session managed by the tapatalk add-on and browsers can't see what's in that session anyway. So you can delete and refuse it - so what? Then you end up in the nag-screen hell described above. If appbanner.js failed safe and did nothing unless the app had been accepted, that would be better, but then it would be less in-your-face (less profitable?).
I'm far from the only web developer who criticises Tapatalk. Random link from the phpbb site: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... p=12930936
- or you can check the tapatalk changelogs and see bugfixes for things like access-control bypasses in https://support.tapatalk.com/threads/ta ... ost-145436
(I don't know if this forum has any private boards?) - but it looks like they've taken all their github repositories down or private now.
Yes I could keep trying to contact them but I'm not going to work for Tapatalk for free and nor should the CTC forums.
On that note, will the forum terms viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3661
be updated to tell everyone that instead of "We will do all we can to keep your personal information safe & secure" in reality Tapatalk, Inc can access this forum's email database for a few reasons (https://tapatalk.com/forum_owner_license.php
clause 2ii), can advertise on here as it sees fit (clause 16) and expand its access any time it likes without notice (clause 17)?