@Zee I use DuckDuckGo. Now I’m lost. I am going to take a nap now. BTW… that purple Ruger holster on eBay looks great.
@Zee Why do I have Version 7 and you have Version 8? I want version 8.
I have Version 2 - it aint broke, I aint fixing it
@Dawn you can with an I phone as I use to have it that way. I now have it that way on my andro6phone. Yes it is a shortcut that looks like an app
I can’t even find the three dots on my phone when its open in safari. still looking. maybe im missing something. I use an iPhone but I don’t have chrome… I don’t think. if its anything google I try not to use it. ill keep trying something else. maybe my kids can help me lol
In Safari, use the box with the arrow at the bottom of the screen:
Then scroll to Add to Home Screen:
Does that work for you?
okay.Yay my son just did it for me
Awesome! I use that shortcut a lot!
FWIW i dont download apps for my phone if I can get the same experience by using my browser.
This way i can just tap the link instead of trying to remember the web address.
Maybe instead of creating a whole new Community app from scratch…connect the website into Tapatalk app.
Great idea. I have Tapatalk. I actually looked for it there first.
This is more of a link on our home screen that takes you right to the Community in your browser
Oh that’s good! I already set short cuts.
If someone is using chrome on mobile, just click the 3 dots in the right upper corner. Then click “add to home screen”
Hey Everyone, this is your friendly local Community geek here to help answer your question! If I get too technical, @Dawn will translate.
Community is using a discussion platform called Discourse (https://discourse.org/). It’s a sophisticated tool that makes it easy to have discussions – my daughter recently explored using Discourse to create a role-playing game based on the Warrior Cat books by author Erin Hunter. My wallet is the only obstacle in the way of her using Discourse.
Discourse is available on Google Play and the Apple Store. Once installed, click the plus icon and add https://community.usconcealedcarry.com/ to have Community available within the app. I use the app because I follow several communities that use Discourse and I find it easy to navigate between them. Nonetheless, I don’t see any significant differences between the app and website. At work I lean on the website and at home I peruse Community with the app.
The website for Community is https://community.usconcealedcarry.com/. If you are on an Android, or a Mac or Windows machine, you’ll be able to install it as an app from the browser. Yes, on desktop also! Sorry iPhone users, you are out of luck. These are called Progressive Web Apps (PWA). PWAs have many similar capabilities as their native app counterparts. Most notably, it will look like the native app (the address bar will not be visible) and notifications will work. I believe @TexasEskimo, @Zee, and @Gary_H have a PWA installed. I’m a big fan of Progressive Web Apps. Unfortunately, I have an iPhone.
iPhone users are able to add an icon to their home screen by following the steps @Dawn mentioned earlier.
Here are a few recommendations for those that frequent Community:
Install the PWA if your smartphone, tablet, or computer (Chrome 73+) supports it.
If on an iPhone, and want to stay in the loop throughout the day, install Discourse from the Apple Store and allow notifications. For all others, add Community to your home screen to quickly access it through your browser.
I’m looking forward to the day when my iPhone supports PWAs.
@Aaron16 – the app works just fine on my iPhone X (latest iOS).
I DID IT!!! Thank all of you for posting! Now I don’t have to have my laptop:-)
Why not just migrate your forum software to one that works with existing apps like Tapatalk?
OK, Time to beat the dead horse again. This post is only to corroborate that a USCCA Community app was once available. I’m just backing up the people who’ve been told that a separate Community app never existed. I’m not saying it was good, bad, or if it’s been working since over a year ago. I’m just saying it definitely once existed. It’s like there’s some kind of mandela effect happening.
I also HAD the USCCA Community APP… up until yesterday.
I have a rooted and highly encrypted OnePlus Android phone. A rooted phone means I have NEARLY full control over everything about it (one huge advantage,I NEVER get ads).
I’m a 30+ year IT professional with mobile platforms experience. I know the difference between an app (an executable "application’ installed from an *.apk file) and a browser shortcut to a web page.
I always use browser access when available rather than using apps. If the average user could see what apps have access to on their phones, they might be shocked (even the USCCA apps). I also freeze, or render several old apps dormant for comparison to new versions. I don’t allow automatic updates to my phone. Both USCCA apps were “frozen”.
Occasionally, I’ll check Google Play Store to see which apps want to be updated. Both USCCA apps were on the update list. I thought, what the heck. As soon as I updated, the Community app disappeared from my phone. Yes, Google does this.
I don’t know why USCCA’s app developer would say the Community app for Android didn’t exist. There’s enough circumstantial evidence to corrobotate.
It’s a hassel, but I may restore from an older backup and save the Community apk file. Maybe… it’s a hassel.
Remember… always use a VPN and always USE BROWSER ACCESS INSTEAD OF APPS WHEN POSSIBLE.