News about the Talking Point App

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by SerenaS, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    I'm another minority member then as I always use the main site no matter if on computer, iPad or phone. I couldn't get on with the app at all as it looked so unfamiliar.
     
  2. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    2,801
    Nottinghamshire
    I always use the app. I've been on the main site to make sure I can use it but prefer the app as I can get all the unread in one place. I'll be on the app til it dies...


    Sent from my iPad using Talking Point
     
  3. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
    7,352
    Count me in on the minority too. I couldn't use the app at all, as Saffie says, everything was so unfamiliar
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,827
    Male
    North Manchester
    You can see the ratio of members currently logged on and using using the app
    https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/online.php?order=asc&sort=username&pp=25&page=1

    They have [​IMG] at extreme right against their usernames.

    Although
    We continue to see an increase in users accessing Talking Point via smartphones and
    tablets. As of December 2015, 64% of visits to Talking Point came from mobile devices.

    >>>Latest members' survey<<<

    the number of members using a phone without the app cannot be estimated as the breakdown of phone and tablet users has not been disclosed.
     
  5. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,912
    Suffolk
    I'm the other way round. I've always used the app on iPad since I've been on this site. I did actually try and use the main thing yesterday. It was terrible. I could do very little I wanted and none of it made sense!
     
  6. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    I suppose that 's the difference. There was no app when I joined TP.
     
  7. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    2,801
    Nottinghamshire
    That's been my experience too Spamar :(


    Sent from my iPad using Talking Point
     
  8. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,912
    Suffolk
    I assume we are going to have to learn, Bunpoots!
     
  9. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    2,801
    Nottinghamshire
    Yep!


    Sent from my iPad using Talking Point
     
  10. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    When I joined, I only had the laptop, so I used the main site on that. Took me a while to learn to use the App. But I did love the App, as I can't use the full site on my phone, the screen is too small. And I find with the mobile style, I miss a lot. The "what's new" feature isn't nearly as good as the "unread" - or, the feature I miss most, the "participated" feature on the App! I don't subscribe to every post I reply to, and then often can't find the thread again.
     
  11. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
    Staff Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    13,222
    London
    Nice to hear from you Deborah. I quite like looking at pictures of dogs! Hopefully our intended improvements to Talking Point will help make it easier to share photos with other members soon. :)
     
  12. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
    Staff Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    13,222
    London
    You're right, nitram. It's tricky for us to know how many people are only using the app as some members are using different ways to access Talking Point depending on their device. From the totals I can see in the app statistics it's not the majority of mobile device users and it's impossible to know whether people are happy with the mobile site and just choose to use the app.
     
  13. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
    Staff Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    13,222
    London
    I agree that the mobile style is a bit limiting, LadyA. I'm hopeful that we'll be able to bring improvements to TP soon to limit the negative impact of losing the app. :)
     
  14. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
    Staff Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    13,222
    London
    Talking Point app closure

    Hi everyone,

    I'm posting an update to let you know that we are aiming to phase out the app over the next couple of days. We will keep this discussion updated so please do check this thread for further updates.

    Thanks,
     
  15. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,827
    Male
    North Manchester
    Out of interest what will happen if members attempt to use the app when it has gone?

    I don't like the phrase 'phase out', I regard the change as a binary option!
     
  16. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Oh Nitram, only you would say that! :D
    I wouldn't have a clue what you were talking about! :eek:
     
  17. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,827
    Male
    North Manchester
    Is this

    "I don't like the phrase 'phase out', I regard the change as a binary option!"

    the bit you don't have a clue about?

    It means it either it is there or it is absent, only two options, nothing inbetween of partially working.

    I doubt that I am unique in the understanding of binary in this context.

    I was asking, for general TP info, what app aficionados could expect on the demise (not slow death) of the app.
     
  18. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    That's the clause Nitram. Binary was always a vague concept to me as are many such mathematical terms. Not my subject at all. It was more your use of it with the TP app that made me smile.
     
  19. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,192
    Female
    Dundee
    Do you remember Cuisenaire Rods Saffie?

    http://www.m-a.org.uk/resources/4D_Pritchard-Binary_Investigations.pdf

    My head hurts! I much preferred teaching poetry or reading to the weans!
     
  20. CeliaW

    CeliaW Registered User

    Jan 29, 2009
    5,654
    Hampshire
    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.

    [emoji4]

    Sent from my SM-G361F using Talking Point mobile app
     

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