Have you ever wanted to create your own social network like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook? Launching a project that can accumulate thousands of users in one place?
The Social Network Template Complete App is the best solution you can find in the market to make your own Social Network.
BY BUYING THE iOS VERSION OF THIS PROJECT, YOU WILL GET THE ANDROID VERSION (BETA) FOR FREE ON TOP OF IT! You only pay for the iOS version and get the Android version for free. Profit from the low price and get two versions of the Social Network for the price of one!
Here is the Social Network Template for iOS and Android (beta) that allows you to achieve your biggest dreams when it comes to social networking. It is a Twitter-like social network where you can post tweets, photos and videos, like the posts of your friends and leave comments with hashtags and tags for them. With this template, you will never again miss the best moments of your friends' lives, but always be part of it.
You will find every main feature a social network should have in this project, even a photo editor functionality so that your photos always look stunning. You simply follow all your friends, lean back, and observe how your newsfeed fills with valuable moments of your friends' lives.
And in case you have something to say that is not meant for the big public and all your followers, you can user the build-in chat to send text messages, photos, videos and even audio messages. With the new read and delivered receipts you see if you beloved ones have read your message and even get notified when they're about to answer with a tiny typing indicator.
With the activity system, you don't miss anything because you get notified of every like and comment on your post. And in case you absolutely want to show a photo to your friend or simply want to answer to a comment, you can mention your friends, just as you're used to it. And whenever you want to search for a specific theme, simply use the search function of the app, browsing through the different hashtags that have been left on the photos. This project now even has a popular posts feed, showing you the most popular posts and a recent posts feed, showing you the most recent posts.
If you need a sneak preview, an older version of the app with a modified design is here on the AppStore available. Note that the demo version on the app store is an older version than this one, and doesn't support all the features
A demo of the android version, which you'll get for free on top when buying this product, is available here, make sure you check it out! Note that the android version is still in beta mod and has been released recently. It doesn't have every feature of the iOS version yet (esp. the chat feature). But we will continue working on it and providing you more features with several updates.
The technical part, how does all of this actually work?
The best thing first: maintaining this social network is completely free, you don't need to host any servers, nor mess around with server-side development or spend money for file storage. This project uses back4app.com (for the users, photos, comments, etc. - please see the note about Parse below!) and Firebase.com (for the private chat messages) as backend. Both services have an excellent free plan with lots of storage, allowing you to be not depending on revenues. Furthermore, these services allow you to fully concentrate on the frontend, the user interface, so that you can create a stunning and unforgettable experience for your users. We are using the open sourced Parse API on the servers of back4app.
NOTE: The preview shows the app how it would run on a simulator, and not on a physical device. The simulator version does not support videos nor tweets and also other features are not available.
About Parse and back4app: As you might already know, Parse is officially winding down its services. The sunset period will be completed on January 28 2017, so we still have a year. The most recent update v2.14 of this project introduces a way to migrate over to back4app, however, we still need to update our cloud code files for push notifications to also work with back4app. Thus, if you absolutely need to have push notifications working, consider waiting with the migration until the next update in which we will introduce push notifications for back4app. If you want to buy this project, and want to use a previous version of it, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will happily provide you with a previous version. The project can still use Parse.com by uncommenting a single line, in case you want to switch back to Parse.com until you're completely sure about back4app.