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InSided communities mobile app


Hello, are there any plans to add a mobile app for Insided communities? The web version (when opening it in Chrome android) is rather slower and takes time to load the front page, I am sure an app would be snappier.

Like a single app perhaps to unify all communities.

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Best answer by Julian 8 June 2020, 10:31

Hey benxx,

thanks for sharing your question with us. At the moment, there are no plans to work on a dedicated app for inSided communities. We have looked into this in the past, mainly as a dedicated superuser app, however we decided to focus more on features that will benefit all users on the platform.

You mention slow load times on mobile as a good reason to do this. I think that it probably would have more impact to work on the mobile (web browser) experience / page speed here, as many one-time visitors to the community would also benefit greatly from this. An app would only help users who actually download and instal such an app…

I would surely see some advantages an app could have - better notifications for example. It could also increase general engagement and average response time, as users could simply jump into the app and post something.

I will share your thoughts with the product team, so that they are aware of your feedback here. If there are any additional thoughts, please let me know!

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Hey benxx,

thanks for sharing your question with us. At the moment, there are no plans to work on a dedicated app for inSided communities. We have looked into this in the past, mainly as a dedicated superuser app, however we decided to focus more on features that will benefit all users on the platform.

You mention slow load times on mobile as a good reason to do this. I think that it probably would have more impact to work on the mobile (web browser) experience / page speed here, as many one-time visitors to the community would also benefit greatly from this. An app would only help users who actually download and instal such an app…

I would surely see some advantages an app could have - better notifications for example. It could also increase general engagement and average response time, as users could simply jump into the app and post something.

I will share your thoughts with the product team, so that they are aware of your feedback here. If there are any additional thoughts, please let me know!

Hello, sorry for the slow reply, missed the email. Yes, that seems like a better idea, to work on the mobile browser experience!

For example, an issue for both PC and mobile; when I want to go to a topic that was posted some time ago, I need to click on something like "Show more activity". When I press the browser back button, it gets be back to the main homepage, with recent topics only, so it is needed to click on Show more activity again. Or, if someone went even deeper to Show more activity several times, it is even harder…

I hope you understand what I mean, sorry for bad English?

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