Macrumors forums app?

RooneySC

macrumors newbie
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Oct 18, 2014
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Hanahan, SC
I'm looking for an app for using the forums. Something that will send push notifications so I don't have to deal with emails every time I get a new reply. I tried tapatalk but it didn't dl any kind of notifications for macrumors. Anyone have suggestions (or can tell me I'm using tapatalk wrong)?
 

LadyX

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Mar 4, 2012
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Macrumors forums app?

I'm looking for an app for using the forums. Something that will send push notifications so I don't have to deal with emails every time I get a new reply. I tried tapatalk but it didn't dl any kind of notifications for macrumors. Anyone have suggestions (or can tell me I'm using tapatalk wrong)?

Did you check Tapatalk Settings, if you have Push Notifications enabled? Also, did you check your iPhone settings, whether or not you have 'Allow Notifications' enabled for Tapatalk?
 

LadyX

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Macrumors forums app?

Yeah all settings are correct. Other forums send notifications.
Try signing out and back in via Tapatalk. I do get push notifications for MacRumors however sometimes there are a few that I don't get, for some reason. I don't know if it has to do with the app or the site because I do get all the notifications for other forums.
 

RooneySC

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2014
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Hanahan, SC
Tried that too. No dice. And to illustrate it. I got an email letting me know you replied to this thread but the app never sent anything to me. Are there others apps besides tapatalk that offer the same functionality?

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I've tried turning off all the notification settings and then turning them back on. I'll have to wait until I get another post from someone and then I'll see what I get. I'm also wondering if the emails are instantaneous but the push notifications aren't as "push" as they should be and I am beating the app to the punch and checking the app before it has a chance to notify.
 

LadyX

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Mar 4, 2012
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Macrumors forums app?

Tried that too. No dice. And to illustrate it. I got an email letting me know you replied to this thread but the app never sent anything to me. Are there others apps besides tapatalk that offer the same functionality?

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I've tried turning off all the notification settings and then turning them back on. I'll have to wait until I get another post from someone and then I'll see what I get. I'm also wondering if the emails are instantaneous but the push notifications aren't as "push" as they should be and I am beating the app to the punch and checking the app before it has a chance to notify.

You're posting from the Web? If you're getting email notifications it means you're subscribed to the thread.

There isn't an app similar to Tapatalk. Try this, unsubscribe from this thread. Type your next post via Tapatalk and close the app. I or maybe some other member will quote your post, see if you get a notification.
 
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RooneySC

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2014
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Hanahan, SC
Started original post from the web but have been using tapatalk. I see what you're saying though. It might be because I originally subscribed via the web. Just unsubscribed and am writing this post from tapatalk. We'll see what happens when it gets a reply.
 

LadyX

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Mar 4, 2012
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Started original post from the web but have been using tapatalk. I see what you're saying though. It might be because I originally subscribed via the web. Just unsubscribed and am writing this post from tapatalk. We'll see what happens when it gets a reply.

Okay, did you get a notification for this post? Oh and please quote my post, I want to check if I get notifications or not.
 

RooneySC

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2014
26
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Hanahan, SC
Okay I am now thinking this is a different problem. If I get an email about a thread reply and go to the notifications section of tapatalk there is nothing there. It's not that push isn't working....the app isn't seeing responses as notifications. Now I'm really confused.
 

RooneySC

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2014
26
0
Hanahan, SC
Even more confused now. I just got a push notification for a main article macrumors just posted....but I'm not getting thread notifications. What's the deal?
 

LadyX

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Mar 4, 2012
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Macrumors forums app?

Even more confused now. I just got a push notification for a main article macrumors just posted....but I'm not getting thread notifications. What's the deal?
The notification you got, did you read something about 'top discussion of the day'?

Nope no notifications.
Hmm ... I got a badge count and saw the notification in the Notification Centre however I did not get a pop-up which I'm supposed to get, like I stated in my previous posts, it doesn't work for me well all the time. Maybe try deleting and reinstalling the app? If this doesn't work then contact Tapatalk Support, tell them that you get notifications for other forums except not for MacRumors. For what it's worth, Tapatalk isn't as good as it was a few years ago. People complaining they don't get notifications among other things. They have yet to release an update for full iOS 8 support. Maybe this update would make a difference.