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Old 01-05-2013, 16:19
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I've given up viewing Digital Spy on my iPad because it doesn't work most of the time. I think it might be because if the cookies message that pops up at the bottom of the screen, pressing it doesn't close it. When I want to navigate away from one page I have to exit Safari completely then go back to Digital Spy's home page again.
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Old 01-05-2013, 18:25
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Have you tried the mobile version of the site?
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Old 01-05-2013, 19:51
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Hi,

I'll ask our tech team to look into the cookie message problem!

What would you like a DS iPad app to do?

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Old 01-05-2013, 21:47
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I've given up viewing Digital Spy on my iPad because it doesn't work most of the time. I think it might be because if the cookies message that pops up at the bottom of the screen, pressing it doesn't close it. When I want to navigate away from one page I have to exit Safari completely then go back to Digital Spy's home page again.
Really? I don't get that problem with my iPad or Safari. The only thing I find is if I use my Playbook I often get some stupid boy band audio that randomly starts. Really annoying!
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:03
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I use an ipad all the time with digitalspy on different of browsers, but do not see that problem
Digitalspy layout for me works very well on the ipad

Do you have a screenshot to show what is happening?
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Old 02-05-2013, 15:03
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I can't take screenshots on my ipad. Well, I can but i've got nowhere to upload them.

Here are some of the issues i have while navigating digital spy on my ipad (the new ipad):

- cookie message doesn't close when pressing the close button. This might be fixed now though as it seems to be closing now.

- the reply button on comments often does nothing or jumps me to the top of the page

- if i'm logged in and try to comment it says i'm not logged in

- often there is large blank white space below featured item and no comments where they should be

- forums link not always shown at the top of the page

An app should function much like digital spy already does but trim out stuff thats doesn't work on small screens and simplify navigation like metro newspapers app.
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Old 03-05-2013, 17:38
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Hi,

I'll ask our tech team to look into the cookie message problem!

What would you like a DS iPad app to do?

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It would be perfect if you enabled Tapatalk for both Android and iOS
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:16
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It would be perfect if you enabled Tapatalk for both Android and iOS
No it wouldn't! Tapatalk spam pop ups anyone who dares to visit a tapatalk enabled forum using their perfectly adequate mobile browser (which I'm using for this post on my iPhone 5 without any issues whatsoever)

Until tapatalk remove the spam pop up from their software no forum should implement it as it impairs the user experience for anyone who doesn't want to use tapatalk
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:47
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Pro boards have a good app for their boards but then their website is crap on my phone. The DS forums work well on my phone
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Old 04-05-2013, 13:35
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No it wouldn't! Tapatalk spam pop ups anyone who dares to visit a tapatalk enabled forum using their perfectly adequate mobile browser (which I'm using for this post on my iPhone 5 without any issues whatsoever)

Until tapatalk remove the spam pop up from their software no forum should implement it as it impairs the user experience for anyone who doesn't want to use tapatalk
You're right. I forgot about them

Though I'm not sure if some Tapatalk sites don't have popups.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:10
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Hi,

I'll ask our tech team to look into the cookie message problem!

What would you like a DS iPad app to do?

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Safari on my iPad 4 is also crashing when posting a response in a thread. It looks to be related to different ads or other refreshed information. Using a third party browser in desktop mode with the ads turned off doesn't do that. It's not an ideal alternative as third party browsers are slow on the iPad and I don't believe in turning off ads for sites.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:12
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Hi,

I'll ask our tech team to look into the cookie message problem!

What would you like a DS iPad app to do?

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I think basically the same thing except some elements being a bit larger to click on. In other words, more finger friendly, especially for iPad mini users.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:49
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I view DS on my Samsung bottom of the range smartphone

Sadly I can't log myself in but at least I can view the forums....
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:47
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I'm getting no problems, and I've been visiting and posting almost daily on DS from an iPad for more than 12 months now.
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