Tapatalk, an Android app that allows users to browse, read and log in via various web forums on their phones, has been removed from the Google Play Store. Although web forums are no longer as popular after Reddit and social media apps detected some of the features they offered, Tapatalk was used by millions of people because it allowed phone users to access many web forums directly from the app. .
Users of the app noted his absence from the Play Store on Thursday. Although Tapatalk appears to have disappeared earlier this week. While the app remains functional for anyone who downloaded it, VIP memberships are not available now, as they relied on Google Play’s in-app billing.
Tapatalk’s social media accounts have been pretty quiet lately. The Twitter account hasn’t seen any posts or updates since April 2020, while the Facebook the page has been inactive for over a year. However, an admin on the Tapatalk forums confirmed that Google removed the app. “We are working with Google Play to find out what the problem is”, wrote the administrator, “please stay tuned for an update”.
The exact reason for the removal of the app is unclear at this time. Google has recently removed several applications for several reasons. Podcast Addict was briefly removed in May because it could be used to play podcasts on COVID-19, Slide for Reddit was withdrawn because a single screenshot contained the word “ISIS”, and Tasker was not available for a short time due to a error in Google’s automatic review process.
At the same time, there are some apps that have been removed from Play because they don’t play by the nice rules set by Google. For example, earlier this week Google removed three apps that secretly collected data from phones used by children.
Although it is unlikely that Tapatalk was removed because he indulged in something shady.
Forums were popular with tech-savvy internet users in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But the arrival of smartphones has changed that. The problem with forums on a mobile platform is simple: forums displayed on the Chrome browser on a phone are not only difficult to navigate, but are often impossible to read. This is the problem that Tapatalk intends to solve. Tapatalk was an incredibly popular Android app in years past, as it provided an easy way to access thousands of web forums through a single application, at a time when many websites had limited mobile layouts. The app still maintains a loyal following.
Tapatalk, a popular Android app for browsing web forums, disappeared from the Google Play Store on Thursday.
- Tapatalk, an Android forum browsing app, has been removed from the Play Store.
- The app remains functional for those who use it, but VIP subscriptions are not available.
- Tapatalk’s social media accounts have been inactive for months.