Ihave a quick question. I'm not on the Pro yet still on Plus but I am paying about $50.00 every month to NING ( using paid access feature also)
I'm thinking there should be a free option to add an app. When so many other communities allow apps all over the place. My members are asking about apps. So they can keep up with the community.
Then I realized this may be added if I pay more- Isn't the entire reason for a social community so members can be more social? Shouldn't NING include that even in their most basic service an app so the community can stay connected? If they do it would be great to know
What are my options? I'd love to hear how can do this. When I go to check the NIng api it says I have to upgrade to pro ( only 35$ more a month) That's not "only" that's a portion I don't want to pay as I'm already paying $47 a month and would have gone with a different community if I wanted to pay close to $100 monthly.
I just need to know if I have any options at all on a plus membership for apps my community can access to connect with each other. Thank you
Hey Ron- thanks. My members keep asking if my community has an app. I think they are looking for an app they can add that tells them what everyone is doing? Some have added talkatap on other communities so I think they are looking for something like that. Is there an option like that?
We don't offer mobile apps like you might get in the iTunes App Store. We have a partner named Shoutem who builds apps like these. We instead have invested a lot of time in making a new mobile version of your site that works across all devices. You can investigate apps for iPhones and BlackBerries and Android devices, although they do have ongoing costs associated with them. Other folks here may have good advice, but it can be costly to offer an app that is branded and custom-made. I'm not aware of any similar service that offers that kind of full-service app store app as part of a regular subscription. But, I could be wrong about that.
I think they are looking for something simple like TalkaTap. If you could design that for your members as part of their paid service that would be great. It just makes sense on a social site to have those features easily available without investing a ton more.
Thanks Ron I did :) I think for now you are right this will handle it. I've added some video their pages they would want and a few other things so we'll see how that goes.
Ok I'll check it out thanks again!