App update question???

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by STrider3, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. STrider3

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    iPF Noob

    May 29, 2012
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    t would seem to me that these ipads should be smart enough to know what apps are installed. For example, why does an app (say craigslist pro) inform you that a pro version exists when it is the pro version you just launched? There are many other examples such as forum apps like Tapatalk where you get told that "there is an app for that" when you already have it in use.

    Just asking is all in case there is an easy fix for this issue. Thanks, all.
  2. AllenSalar

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    Jul 13, 2012
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    I think it's an application's fault, I guess they'll just have an update on fixing that.
  3. Mickey330

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    Aug 30, 2010
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    Well, as much as I hate getting the pop-up when I visit this forum with Tapatalk - the actual forum app ("Discussion Forum for iPad Users" on the App Store) is powered by Forum Runner. It is a different app/company than that of Tapatalk, which is designed to run a bunch of different forums. So, it's going to tell you that there is an app for the forum because there is one .... you're just not using it.

    Now, that doesn't help the answer for your other example, but maybe it'll help with this forum's pop-up.

  4. twerppoet

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    Jan 8, 2011
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    I'm not certain about this, but I suspect it's works the following way.

    The website sees that you are accessing it with mobile Safari (browsers do identify themselves this way) and generates the code so you get the popup reminder. The fact that you've been reminded is stored in the cookie for the site.

    Now, if you are in private browsing mode (no cookies stored), set to reject all cookies, or your cookies (data) gtt cleared, the popup is going to happen again, and again, and again. You'll also get it again whenever you use another browser, when it offers a different (but still iPad specific) browser id.

    It is the site that generates the popup, not the iPad (though it uses a local reminder window). So it is the site that needs to track whether you've been reminded.

    Perhaps a checkbox in the site's options could be created to permanently disable the reminder? Hard to say whether this would be easy or difficult for the developers.

    Now, as I said, I could be completely wrong about how this works, but given the intermittent way I receive this popup, I'm betting I'm pretty close.

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