EasySocial Native App 3.1

EasySocial Native App 3.1

We are extremely excited to announce the availability of EasySocial Native App 3.0. This release includes exciting new features and we believe that it will increase conversion rates for your communities.

Single Sign On

Single Sign On with Apple, Facebook & Twitter


With the new native app, users can now login or register on the app using their own Apple ID, Facebook and Twitter accounts. This would greatly increase the conversion rates for your site since signing up or logging into your app is now just a tap away.

Note: Sign in with Apple will only work with iOS powered devices.

Profile Editing


Profile editing will now open up the web browser where users would be able to edit their profile over the web. This is a seamless experience for your users because they do not need to login again. They will be securely logged in automatically by EasySocial using a one-time authentication token.

Broadcasting Support 馃摚

Broadcast Messages

The mobile app now also supports broadcasting from the web. When the site admin pushes a new broadcast from the site, users on the app would be notified. It is a great feature to get in touch with your users to notify them of any important updates.

Language Switching 馃毄

Language Switcher

This is probably one of the most requested features on our Voices area and we are extremely thrilled to introduce the brand new Language Switcher for EasySocial Native. With the new language switcher, users can switch between languages easily in the application settings. As easy as that!

This feature is optional and can be toggled in Titan.

Sharing

Activity Sharing


In the new app, we have also added sharing support where users can share activities with external apps on their mobile devices.

EasyBlog Activities

EasyBlog Activities

In this release, EasyBlog activity streams are now supported. Activities generated from EasyBlog can now be viewed within the app.

EasyDiscuss Activities

EasyDiscuss Activities

Our team has also decided to add support for EasyDiscuss Activities too! Activities generated by EasyDiscuss will now also appear on the app.

Built-in Advertisement Support

In-Stream Items

Alongside the monetization options with Admob, we have also added in-stream advertisements support from EasySocial. In-stream advertisements in EasySocial will now show up in the activity stream of the native app.

New About Screen

About Screen

With the new about screen, it helps increase awareness of the brand and also gives you an insight of the version users are running for any troubleshooting purposes.

Application Rating Reminder 猸愶笍

Rate Application

With this new update, the app would be able to prompt users to provide ratings for the app. This can be configured in Titan.

Comment Editing 馃挰

Comment Editing

One of the complaints that we receive is the inability to edit comments. In this release, comments can now be edited directly from the app.

More Branding Awareness

Application Logo

We have also added more brand awareness in the app by adding the application logo within the app so that your brand would be more visible when users are using the app.

Other Fixes

Apart from these awesome features listed above, our team have also addressed several other issues reported from the prior release:

  • Fixed an issue with app crashes when activity stream contains featured video items
  • Fixed issue with scrolling album images when description is too large
  • Users profile picture will now link correctly to the proper profile instead of the current user's profile
  • Groups will no longer show up on the app if it is disabled in EasySocial
  • Fixed issue with banned users not getting logged out from the app
  • Notification counter will now get cleared from the notification center correctly
  • Added proper error handling when creating or editing an event, group or page

Rest API v2.0.1

We have also released a new update to the rest api to support these awesome new features and functionality. As this is a major update, you would need to also update the REST API to the latest version, version 2.0.1.


Note: The major update on the REST API would mean your older apps would not work with this new REST API.


Update to 3.1 today!

To update to 3.1, all you need to do is to head over to Titan and build a new version of the app. As simple as that! The public versions would be out shortly as soon as the respective app stores publish them. 


We believe your users would love these new updates. Happy updating!

 

Comments (31)

Thanks for these updates. This app is getting better and better. Good work !

The functionality of one-time authentication token is very interesting. It would be great to add that to links in emails that open in the browser (mobile and desktop), so that the user is automatically logged in.

The preview for advertisements does not work ;)

Philippe

Thank you. The app on the respective Apple and Google play store is not updated yet as it is still pending their approvals.

Comment was last edited about 2 weeks ago by Mark Mark

Ok. In-Stream Advertisements preview not display in your post

Ah, it looks like you have some adblocker installed and because the name of the image contains the word "ads", its probably blocking them.

Great!

Comment was last edited about 2 weeks ago by Adam O. Adam O.

Profile Editing doesn't seem to work. Click on 'Edit Personal Details' does not open web browser.

Are you using the free version of the app from the App Store? They are not updated yet as it is still being moderated by the respective App stores.

Yes it is a free version, v3.1.0, updated from Play Store about 5 hours ago. Under Setting, there is 'Rate This App' and 'About' but no 'Language'. In 'About' it display v3.1.0.

Just tested on our demo site and it is working perfectly fine. Please try it with https://native.easysocial.app

Yea it works for native.easysocial.app 8)
But not my site... :z
Should I do something at edit profile url

Comment was last edited about 2 weeks ago by Syabab Syabab

Is your rest api up to date?

Wow, great news guys and such a cool features. Cant wait to build and deploy to both Apple and Andorid.

Thanks Pavol

Hello seems awesome!

I like the ED/EB inclusion, when we click on an item it will open in the app ? can we post replies or comment on ES/ED content inside the app ?

It would open in a webview

But why use Profile editing with the web browser ?
The previous native system was fine.

It was not possible to port every single custom field we have into native codes, not to mention the vast variety of configurations in each and every one of those field.

The best alternative we could offer right now is the capability of editing it on the web without sacrificing the custom fields that are used in EasySocial.

It wasnt fine in many situations. If you have simple field in ES like description or let just say BIO, it wasn't visible in app.
There were only basic fields and users were not filling in their profiles (lazy to go to web themself

Guys relase looks cool. Im currently testing on iPhone. Could you explain language switch? I would like to have default language choosen. Now it is defualt english I believe, but I want different language as default. So how is this possible? Is it detected by system?

Currently the base would be English but you can translate your English to a different language and create another language and call it something else.

Perhaps what we can do in the next release is to allow you to toggle the "default" language of the app.

Yeah to pick default language is necessity. 99% of my users will not use english.

Later if you can preselect language based on phone language, it would be also plus (though this is just nice to have)

Is the app able to include functionality from other Joomla extensions? For instance, JReviews content?

Nope, it is currently not possible to read items from JReviews. We are looking at that.

If that functionality were added in the future, I would seriously consider moving to the app.

Thank you for your input on this, appreciate it very much.

Stackideas team,

after some hours of testing - this is just awesome release! Wow. I'm so amazed with all the functions focused on user acquisition and retention. Single sign-on options, profile editing, qr code login, rating reminder... I like it now more than facebook or linkedin apps in my phone :)!
Keep up that great work - you help us make communities - we will help you to build easysocial even bigger.

Thank you for your input Pavol. I hope your users would love these new additions and feature sets!

Does I need to buy any "developer" account (at apple / google) to add app to AppStore or Google Play Market?

If website and app is for adult only (for example, dating for adult, or erotic/portn content, violence, or other theme etc.) can it be blocked (unsuccessful moderation)? AppStore already have adult apps? I never seen one...
Thanks.

Yes, you need to subscribe to the respective developer accounts from Apple and Android in order for you to submit your app to their store.

Both Apple and Google does not permit adult content in their store if you read their terms and conditions.

Not sure if there is any workaround for Apple but your best bet is probably to build the app and distribute the app through a download link on your site for Android devices. This way, you do not need to submit the app to their store.

Generally any app containing adult content is not allowed.
Google is a bit more permissive than Apple, but you still have to go through quite a process to get approved (e.g the app can't directly show adult images). You also run the risk that you may get banned later on if there are complaints.

Double standards abound, so its also dependent on how "big" a player you are in the industry.
For example, PlayBoy has an approved app on the Google Playstore but if you or I tried to register such...

Generally any app containing adult content is not allowed.
Google is a bit more permissive than Apple, but you still have to go through quite a process to get approved (e.g the app can't directly show adult images). You also run the risk that you may get banned later on if there are complaints.

Double standards abound, so its also dependent on how "big" a player you are in the industry.
For example, PlayBoy has an approved app on the Google Playstore but if you or I tried to register such an app, we wouldn't get past the first step.

There are other App stores that you could use (e.g MiKandi, Aptoide) but these are not ideal.
As mentioned above, you could allow side-loading by making the app directly available to Android devices, but again not ideal for marketing or technical reasons.

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