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Hi @Chiprang, we will see how much interest will show up for the Android app to determine the price. It shouldn't be a big hit on profitable forum makers. We just want to cover more or less the continuous development costs of both apps.
Here a small update for everyone. I'd like to make some additions to the roadmap which are currently in concept or development stage:
If anyone is interested in running an iOS and/or Android instance of Vanillaforums OS or knows someone who is, let us now.
I haven't updated this thread regarding my last post where I stated that we have an app for Vanilla in the making.
The app is now out several months and running on 7 communities without any hickups. I experience great retention rates and one of the greatest things was that a community of around 500 users of another (custom made) forum solution app that was not supported any more by the developer just ran over into one of my Vanilla communities 5 weeks ago. Simply because on of the users was looking for another baby community app and dragged all the other users into my app for this board.
Actually most of the users are now app users but as Vanillaforums works as the frontend, their discussions are feeding into Google search rankings and also the web version started to grow stronger in search engine rankings, driving more sign ups now from the web. I can just forward it: Get an app for your forum, control your niche even in the app store! The community apps besides Facebook and Co. are quiet poor and it's a channel for user acquisition on it's own.
If anyone is interested I can share my analytics statistics in a Skype call or similar, to explain better how I acquired a full new user base.
Here is a link to the discussion thread about Vanilla APP:
And here the website with information about it:
Awesome work. Currently testing it! I really like the versatility and configurability of your add ons.
I run a premium app solution for Vanillaforums called VanillaAPP as well as some themes. Look into my signature or head here.