Tapatalk for Windows Phone 8
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Exclusive first look at the official Tapatalk app for Windows Phone

Back in April we told you that the official Tapatalk app, which is on iOS and Android now, is coming to Windows Phone 8. That app is now in private beta, which means only one thing: it’s close, darn close, to being released.  Additionally, a Windows Phone 7.x version is in the works.

For all you forum hounds out there, having an official Tapatalk client is great for not only continuing the discussion on the go, but for discovering new ones as well. Tapatalk, as some of you may not know, powers many of today’s discussion forums on the ‘net—they’re like the Disqus of more in-depth, online communities.

So what else can we tell you about the app besides what you see in our video hands on? For one, it’ll be free. In fact, it will be the only free Tapatalk client out there (there will be an optional, paid ‘pro’ version coming later). Other features include:

  • Tapatalk ID integration
  • Access to all 60,000 internet communities
  • Subscription
  • Create New Topic / Reply Topic

Tapatalk for Windows Phone 8

Other features in the free version but not included in the initial release

  • Private Messaging
  • Push Notification
  • Easy Photo Sharing

Finally, two other things:

  1. Release is slated for third week in June, give or take a few days and pending any last minute fixes
  2. The WPCentral forums will be pre-loaded in the app. Yowza!

So are you folks excited? Because you should be. The app is fast, fluid, very Modern UI/minimalist and it should be a great online tool. Stay tuned right here at Windows Phone Central for more information as we near release!

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Janhouu says:

Love it! Can't wait :)

rodneyej says:

Very Nice!!. Can't wait!!

deloa84 says:

It is a good day when you hear major apps from android/iOS are making it to WP. :)

joe_easton says:

Score! Can't wait to download and get more involved in the WPCentral forums

Jay Bennett says:

You could always try the wpcentral app for that... That forum integration took me ages ;)

JKOgden says:

It works great too, thank you.

joe_easton says:

Absolutely!  I use it quite often but I don't seem to get notifications when people post / comment.  Maybe I am doing it wrong.
I don't write code but I can see how this was the hardest part of the app.
WPCentral is one of my go-to apps; pinned double wide and proud!

sunnybyday says:

and the forum integration is great .. only thing I miss is clicking the hyperlinks posted in a comment. can that be made to work? can't click any links now.

diplomat696 says:

There should be a little icon at the top of comments with a link that you can click, once you click the icon the hyperlink should then pop up and be clickable if I am reading your comment right.

Eg. www.bing.com test.

fwaits says:

Long press on the comment then you get an option to use external links.

ogamawab says:

No WP 7.8 wtf going on... Left in the dark like a stepchild...

borasar says:

are you by any chance a ginger?

deloa84 says:

LMAO. I think it is headed to WP7

moledj says:

Upcoming Tapatalk app is WP7 compatible, we don't forget you. ;-)

nokiageek says:

Wp7.8 is supported, I am a beta tester and the latest beta update adds support

blackhawk556 says:

How did you become a beta tester? They sent me a tweet saying they'll add me but nothing happened :(

aitt says:

Coming (and still using) from Android its a good feeling seeing this market expand. I keep telling people WP is where Android was with Froyo. This was when you saw an increase in support and market for Android and now the same is happening for WP. Will it grow as big, probably not but an increase in market share will look great for MS mobile comeback

lesd777 says:

Good news. I'll be waiting. This is really one of the major apps that WP needed. Glad it's almost here.

vish2801 says:

That's pretty awesome..... I love tapatalk on my droid...

Auric Jarrel says:

Can't wait. This has been a long time coming.

All of a sudden, we are becoming relevant...

moc426 says:

Why is wpcentral scorching?

Sam Sabri says:

Because we're on fire! (please get some water)

moc426 says:

Indeed, but that didn't really answer my question. :)

erzhik says:

I guess its safe to say that WP is here to stay as a 3rd ecosystem.

KQ17 says:

Looks ugly.

glow84 says:

Yup sounds like more security! We won't get shut down. WP is here to stay.

spectre51 says:

Woohoo. Been waiting for this.

kwajr says:

Top app I have been waiting for..
Board express has been broken for so long

blackhawk556 says:

Yes it has. I'm so frustrated with that app.

Kindis says:

Give it To me.....

Mika Tonteri says:

Best news ever as far as WP8 apps go for me! Board Express is so bad i couldn't take it much longer.

kwajr says:

Absolutely!!!

nablor says:

Excellent news, need a replacement for board express which sadly gets no support from the Dev , so this will be very welcomed replacement.

kwajr says:

Even there w8 app is complete broken loads nothing not sure how it even got certified

nablor says:

I bought it when it first came to wp7 and it was broken long before wp8 yet the devs are allowed to keep my money nothing but thieves in my eyes.

I'm VERY excited since ALL other alternatives aren't even useful much less dev supported. This has been a long time coming.

Micah Dawson says:

I was actually thinking about this just yesterday. I missed foroplex so I am glad to see tapatlk finally coming.

AndyRyy says:

Very nice!! the app I have missed the most since I switched from android

Del1701 says:

Great stuff, can't wait for this app :D

squire777 says:

Will password protected sub-forums be accessible through this app?

eortizr says:

will love to beta test, send me the link...

My god! My one favorite thing I've missed since my jump from iOS

Rich White says:

I use the predecessor every day. Will we be able to see photos and media? And have shortcuts for media and picture insertion and links?

Yes I always want more

blackhawk556 says:

Is it me or does the app seem really slow?

fwaits says:

Maybe so, but beta?

Jazmac says:

I want to check it out.

Localhorst86 says:

Let me just say this: this is awesome. The app works smoothly and is very clean. What it lacks currently, though, is image posting ;)

mayur89 says:

Great newss!!! YOWZAAA!! :-D

Jonny702 says:

I'm really hoping there are Moderator functions in there. Fingers crossed! Please!