I think that this is the most significant advancement we could have as forum administrators. I’ve watched traffic particularly over the past 6 years migrate to FB. Same people discussing who met through my board but now using a different medium. Push notifications bring them back.
The app could simply be notifications that open the browser, not a complete software redesign. The other option is to integrate somehow with FB but I’m sure that none of us want that! However the big stumbling blocks with apps is probably Board administrations might need developer accounts.
Apps are not my field - I run a fly fishing website and design fishing rods
- however I am trying to have an app developed that integrates my website’s daily front page and discussion forums simply for push notifications.
Surely this has been done?
it's all about to happen..