Tapatalks - Anyone is using "Build your own App"
For about two months i'm now testing the new Tapatalk BYO and just wanted to inform you that it is quite nice.
The Tapatalk team offers a Android and a iOS App for a subscription fee of about $39.- if you'd like to get an Android and iOS app version. What you get is a (in some ways) customizable Tapatalk app with your app-icons, colours or notification system. Test and App Store submit version can then be downloaded and set up on your own Apple or Android Developer/Distribution account.
From what i experienced the team is very very helpfull and their forum is full of tutorials if you're submitting an app for the first time. They also share new beta-version and as the iOS App has made a lot of design changes for better it was quite interesting to see what is coming upfront. Only the release could be managed better regarding language support. A lot of languages are only partly translated (they run a open translation system on crowdin.net where everyone can contribute) and it takes some time till they are taken to the core. Some bugs and glitches do even appear in the app, but from what i see this gets more seldom and the apps better.
Important to mention that there is also a setup fee of $99 dollars for the first app, but you can manage more forums in the BYO administration and you are not going to pay the setup fee again for them. Also AdMob, Google Analytics, Google DFP, App Ratings, iAd is supported for those interested in in app advertising.
The Vanilla branch is right now the weakest one as far as i can tell from the feedback in the tapatalk community.
If you have question just let me know, i think it's a very interesting add-on to your regular desktop andmobile site. A lot of people are hanging around in app stores and so i already had about some hundred downloads without doing a lot marketing for the app itself.
Anyone else using it?