Bring your forum back to life with our native mobile apps for Xenforo!
Engage your users and allow them to access your forum everywhere with our mobile app for Android & iOS.
Stop worrying about the mobile theme of your forum, because your users only will want to use our Xenforo mobile app.
Don’t share your forum’s data with third-party services!
The data of your forum is your gold! Keep control of your data with our mobile app for Xenforo.
Our app communicates directly with your server through our addon and the standard Xenforo Rest API. No data from your forum is proxied through third party servers, shared, or stored in any form. You will have always the control over your data.
Alert your users with push notifications
If the users are subscribed to new threads or posts and have selected to be notified with “alerts”, they will be notified with a push notification on the app too.
Of course the user can watch and unwatch threads and forums, and can change the notification settings directly from the app.
Our addon is specially optimized to avoid overhead to the forum load times when sending push notifications. This is very important if you have threads or forums being watched by thousands of users.
Publish your own app in the Play Store and/or the Apple App Store
Your own app on the stores
No more third-party apps that use their own branding or include other forums. Your app will only belong to you and represent your forum or brand on the Play Store & Apple App Store
Customize your app
We will customize your app with the logo of your forum. Further possibilities like removing our branding are available.
No third party servers
Your Xenforo Board will be expanded with our addon, which will allow the native app to access the forum using the Xenforo Rest API. The content of your forum will not be routed through third-party servers.
Integration with Google Analytics, Firebase Analytics, and Crashlytics.
Control the behavior of the app
Our addon for Xenforo provides you with a dashboard to configure and control the behavior of the app.
Configure the app to adapt to the GDPR regulations. Multiple behaviors are available: opt-in, opt-out, or completely disable the GDPR settings.
Configure how the consent for the Admob personalized ads will be asked and managed, directly from your Xenforo dashboard.
Monetize with AdMob Ads
Don’t renounce to your income
You will be able to monetize your native app with Admob ads.
Create and customize AdMob ads in your Xenforo dashboard, and they will be displayed in the app automatically.
Of course you can use your own AdMob account, without intermediaries.
Admob and GDPR, done right
You can configure in the Addon dashboard how you want to handle the privacy of the users regarding the ads.
You may configure the app to ask for consent before displaying personalized ads to the user and have the consent renew when your AdMob ad providers are changed.
What do you need?
You need a bulletin board based on the Xenforo software, v2.1+
We will provide you with an addon that will expand the capabilities of your forum to make the app work. This addon will add options to your board dashboard to customize and configure the apps.
The requirements of the Addon are a server or hosting service running PHP 7.2+ and some space on your Mysql database.
A Play Store account to publish your app.
As you know, the Android apps are published mainly on the Google Play Store, and you will need your own Play Store developer account to publish the app. In this way, you will retain the control of your app and will be able to work on the ASO yourself.
Although optionally, you may distribute your apk directly, providing a download link, or publish the app on another Stores, like the Amazon app store.
The firebase account is needed to enable the integration of analytics, crash reports, and push notifications. This free plan of firebase is enough, you will not have extra costs!
If you are planning to serve ads on your mobile app, then you will need an Admob account. To configuration of the adds happens in your Xenforo dashboard.
What about the iPhone app?
We only develop native apps, no hybrid apps with frameworks like React or Xamarin. Our apps are pure Java/Kotlin apps for Android or Objective C/Swift android app for iOS.
We don’t like hybrid development because we think each app version should respect the design guidelines of the corresponding platform and take advantage of the tools each platform offers. When talking about mobile apps we think that shortcuts like hybrid development, are expensive in the long term.
The iOS version of the client for Xenforo is being developing right now and will be available soon.
Subscribe to our newsletter if you want to stay tuned about the development of the apps.