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  • Posted by Yusuf Mahomedy on November 9, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Buddyboss is currently running an early bird special on their app (annual, recurring payment). They claim you can full run a membership site through the app without having members login to website. Any thoughts on this deal, the app works out far more expensive compared to a website.

    John Johnsrud replied 1 year, 2 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • David Risley

    November 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Yeah, saw it. I decided to skip it. Really only worth it for the largest of membership sites, IMO. Most memberships really just don’t need a dedicated app. But, that’s my opinion.

    • John Johnsrud

      September 29, 2021 at 9:49 am

      I can see the upsides of an app. It seems as mobile pushes forward more, an app such as the BuddyBoss App could be a great marketing and branding feature with push notifications and gamification for certain niches. I believe that their push notifications could be used for announcing a new blog post, podcast, course and even reminders for a webinar.

      The BuddyBoss site states that via their app you can “grow your revenue by selling and upselling directly on your mobile app with in-app purchases and push notification marketing”. “Charge subscriptions or one-time payments to access to your community, courses, digital downloads, groups, and more.” Here’s the page link,

      It certainly seems an app would provide an enhanced mobile learning experience to improve course completion rates or just for the ease of access for a blog topic, course or podcast transcript not to mention the community perks, depending on the niche.

      When reading on the BuddyBoss App, they state that it creates fully synchronized content across all devices such as phone, tablet and desktop.

      The part that was more difficult to find was the added hosting requirements for their app. I found this article,

      The obvious downside is the cost of the app, the development of the app and the added hosting requirements.

      Is anyone currently using this app? I would love to hear any opinion on this concept and hosting, good and bad.

  • John Vaughan

    November 22, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    We jumped on the early bird, with the build for you option. I’m thinking that our side (a tech community with learning, webinars, zoom calls etc), could really use it. And hey, for $US2.5k, it’s a “small bet”. If it works, great. If it is a failure, it is the cost of a developer for week….

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