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The New AlpineZone Mobile Versions (and, what happened to Tapatalk?)


Staff member
Nov 12, 2010
Bradenton, FL
Hello there AZ'ers!

As you may have noticed, AlpineZone has undergone a significant platform change (the biggest platform change in nearly 15 years!) bringing us into a much more modern platform.

Tapatalk (and the AlpineZone branded version of it on the Play Store and App Store) is no longer supported. There are numerous reasons for this, but the main one is the app is considered insecure and outdated at this point.

Our new platform (Xenforo) has a responsive and native app design and also includes something called a "PWA"; or Progressive Web App. This means that the site is already designed to fully function on your mobile device, and will look and act like an app that you installed from the App Store or Google Play Store!

Here is how to get it set up, and if you have any questions, PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!

iPad or iPhone

  1. Launch “Safari” app. This does not work from the “Chrome” app.
  2. Open https://forums.alpinezone.com
  3. Tap the icon featuring a right-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the top of the Safari window to open a drop-down menu.
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen.” The Add to Home dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.
  5. Enter the name for the shortcut using the on-screen keyboard and tap “Add.” Safari will close automatically and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPad’s desktop.


  1. Launch “Chrome” app.
  2. Open https://forums.alpinezone.com
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to homescreen.
  4. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen AND into your App Drawer

Additional Info

A Video Guide:

Mobile Screenshots