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Tapatalk Coming Soon
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One of the best forum apps on iOS and Android is coming to Windows Phone. Yes, Tapatalk

Level with me, you go on other forums besides ours here at Windows Phone Central. You might like BMWs and frequent Bimmerforums. Or you’re a Bronie and frequent MLPForums, it's ok, we really won’t tell anyone about that one. For our forums you can just use our app for great access on the go, but for other forums you’ll need an app like Board Express or Foroplex. The only problem with Foroplex is that it won’t be getting many updates in the future.

But that’s a good thing because an official Tapatalk app for Windows Phone is coming.  

What’s Tapatalk? It’s an app on those other mobile platforms that users love to use for access to their favorite forums on the web. Check out the ratings for Tapatalk on iOS and Android and you’ll see thousands of reviews averaging close to 5 stars, people really like this app for forums and it’s coming to Windows Phone!

Foroplex was an unofficial app in the Windows Phone Store that allowed us to check in on our favorite forums that have enabled Tapatalk. It’s great for communities that don’t have the means or reasons to build a dedicated app for their forums, but still have enough users that would prefer a native experience vs. using the mobile web. So why is Foroplex not going to continue development of their app for Windows Phone? Because they’ve been acquired by Quoord Systems Limited, the company in charge of Tapatalk. Searching for Foroplex in the Store won't give you any results because it's been hidden (get if here if you want an app with no future updates) If you fire up Foroplex this is the latest message from the developer:

“You have noticed that there is a long time since last update. This is because Foroplex has been acquired by Quoord Systems Limited, the Tapatalk team, so I have stopped Foroplex development. You can continue using Foroplex, but don’t expect new releases.

Now I’m working hard with Tapatalk official team to give you full Tapatalk experience in your WP device as iOS/Android users have. I can’t give you more details until official announcement. Thanks for supporting Foroplex, especially to people who bought the app, without which, after all, this would not have been possible.”

There you have it, an official Tapatalk client will be coming to Windows Phone in the (hopefully near) future. We’ve reached out to the developer and Tapatalk and will update if we learn anything else. Until then get ready to enjoy your other non-WPCentral forums on your Windows Phone. Protip: our forums are also Tapatalk supported, so you can add them to your Tapatalk supported apps.

Source: Windows Phone Central Forums, Twitter

Thanks @damolee73 and everyone else for the tip!

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One of the best forum apps on iOS and Android is coming to Windows Phone. Yes, Tapatalk

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Why do I have a strange feeling of deja-vu reading all these comments and this article?
I swear, the same article and most of the comments here, were on WMPU a year and ½ ago.
Hmmm... strange.

I just bought Foroplex like a month ago and it was solely to support the developer in creating future versions.  Now if he abandons Foroplex and makes us buy Tapatalk, I will not be a a happy user.

It might not be the developer's call, and ultimately he will be able to deliver a better client by working at Tapatalk.

not to rain on your parade, but Board Express has been unusable for over 6 months. You could not subscribe to new forums cause the search mechanism was broken. Foroplex at least allowed you to add forum URLS manually, that's why I bought it the day it came out (the developer was nice enough to give me beta access first).
I welcome this step, even if it means I might have to buy the app again. At 99 cents it's not a loss I made.

all attempts to contact Board Express and get resolution on the issue have gone unanswered.  I'm pretty sure they have given up support on the app.  In fact they may have been tipped early on by Tapatalk that this was happening and decided to stop development.  Tapatalk even used to suggest Board Express as a windows phone client.  That obviously isn't happening anymore.

I've been using Board Express since Win 7 and now on my Lumia 920 and have no issues with it at all. So I don't know why you think if doesn't work.

Same here-works fine. But then again I only use it  for WPcentral forums. Have never tried to seach for and use other forums..

The success of Windows 8 and the relative ease of porting is certainly helping...hopefully they can both thrive off each other

I been using Board Express since it was released on WP and love it! I never understood why vBulletin chose ForumRunner when TapaTalk is so much better and supported better!

I've been constantly in forums since 1999 but with the rise of social media and the ease of which to have conversations with others on other sites, my forum use is next to nill now

Looks like WP is officially taking off!! This is that pivotal point where developers are realizing that WP is here to stay, and are jumping on board before its to late.. Patients is paying off!!

In part it requires some developers to do a proof of concept here and then sell themselves as the outside consultant to these companies to maintain the app and brand it properly, etc. Everyone's got a different model.
 
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Windows phone is obviously building mindshare if anything. With devs building everything from original apps, to huge name multiplatform apps.

Multi platform apps are the future and Windows may have the largest ecosystem around and that will become more and more a competitive advantage

Sam, that line on Bronies is awesome, no shame in watching MLP lol. But how would you know about bronies if you haven't seen some episodes yourself? ;-)

Honestly? I only know bronies exist because of this video and Reddit :) Watch the video, it's hilarious - actually all of Joe Goes is hilarious. 

I've never heard of bronies. Now you guys have me curious....

*Just watched that vid in your link Sam. LMAO, that shizz is hilarious! And crazy!*

You better watch out, You better not cry, Better not pout, I'm telling you why:
Tapatalk is comingggg.... to town! 
Next up: a win8 app please!

You know they say it's not thte sex but the process of getting there is most entertaining.
 
That's WP8. 

Awesome! Tried Foroplex but could never get it to work with Bimmerforums. Glad tapatalk is coming! I'm also suprised/happy that you mentioned Bimmerforums. LOL

Board express is rubbish, no updates or response from developers. Pathetic developers who I will never buy an app from again.

Thank the powers that be that Tapatalk is coming, I'm extremely happy and can't wait for it to come :D