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Create Powerful Online Communities

Published 02/15/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? allows its users to easily and quickly create their own online community. Users are provided unlimited bandwidth and disk space. Content can be managed through built-in tools and Google Analytics. For users looking to launch an impressive website including a blog, photos and video clips, forums, chats, surveys, calendar, and groups, with a mobile-friendly interface - may be the ticket. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app? was launched in November 2010 by the social content site Social Strata, Inc. Social Strata is a US-based organization with offices in both Seattle and Charleston. Aside from, Social Strata also offers (a personal journal community) along with other legacy products.

In the first year of its launch, became the community platform choice for thousands of sites. The notable customer list has grown to include great brands like CafePress, Dun & Bradstreet, Long John Silvers, Time Warner Cable, and HarperCollins.

What are the differences to other apps? stands out since it is an extremely customizable application which also provides users with a polished end product. Users are also provided unlimited bandwidth and space and they do not have to contend with annoying advertisements or banners on their sites. can even make their customers money through their premium membership feature which can offer visitors additional content for a fee. With options for single sign-on, API integration, and a 100% uptime guarantee for Pro customers - is a solid choice for both professional and personal content providers.

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How does the web app look and feel to use? is the real deal. Their website is clean and hosts engaging videos or easy-to-find descriptions of their key points and offerings. Their overall look is modern and impressive and the content is easy to navigate. There were no issues found on any of the links and their site was fast and responsive. For customers, offers online support and can even offer an account manager in its Professional version.

How does the registration process work?

Potential customers are provided a 30-day demo site and personalized walkthrough. Once a customer signs a service agreement, the white glove delivery (called RightStart) includes up to three hours of deployment assistance and configuration support.

What does it cost to use the application?

After the demo, there are two service plans available—Standard and Pro. All plans include access to forums, blog, surveys, photos, calendar, chatrooms and chat events, custom domain, Google Analytics integration, content and member management tools, and premium memberships. Pro plans add options for advanced reporting, SSL, single sign-on, API access, 100% SLA, sandboxed environment, and an account manager. Standard plans start at $399 per month for up to 20,000 members and 1 million page views per month. Pro plans start at $999 per month, with tiers based on page views (public communities) or members (private communities).

Who would you recommend the application to?

For creating online communities for a business or non-profit organization, is a fantastic choice. Competitively priced and easy to use, can help one design and build an online community that looks custom-built and tailored to your needs. With the additional capabilities of premium memberships, advanced community reporting, and a mobile friendly interface, this is an application highly recommended for anyone looking to develop an engaging online presence.

  • No Software Required
  • Unlimited Bandwidth and User Space
  • Great Looking Content
  • Integration with Facebook & Twitter
  • Always Free of Annoying Ads and Pop-ups

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Cheapest plan (per month) : $399.00
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