LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapatalk, the leading mobile forum app, announced the availability of Tapatalk Groups, a powerful forum platform that liberates forum owners from infrastructure management so they can concentrate on fostering engaged communities. Tapatalk Groups is a culmination of in-house development and the integration of seven forum hosting platform acquisitions: ProphpBB, Network 54, Yuku, FreeForums, Lefora, Fourmer, MyFreeForums, InvisionFree and Zetaboards.
Recognizing a serious need in the forum space for a comprehensive forum platform, Tapatalk sought to address the most pressing challenges of forum management by creating a native app experience. Tapatalk Groups makes it easy for forum owners to develop and maintain online communities while eliminating the time, headache and cost associated with maintaining the required technical infrastructure.
Tapatalk Groups is launching with over 55,000 forums, of which 9,000 have been created organically on the platform, and the others migrated from the acquisitions. Hundreds of additional sites that had previously been running on other forum platforms, such as vBulletin, phpBB, SMF, and XenForo, have migrated from licensed software platforms to Tapatalk Groups. As a result, these sites are no longer constrained by costs of maintaining servers, GDPR compliance, DDoS protection and ad networks as Tapatalk Groups eliminates the hassle of managing these tasks and enables forum owners to focus on their communities. Tapatalk will soon integrate blockchain technology for radically new benefits for forum owners and their members on both the app and Tapatalk Groups.
"We're delighted to announce the completion of our recent acquisitions and demonstrate the demand for our end-to-end, fully-managed community platform solution, Tapatalk Groups," said Winter Wong, CEO of Tapatalk. "The comprehensive infrastructure support we provide is now allowing tens of thousands of forum owners to focus on engaging their community; and we look forward to further growth as we continue to scale."
Key Benefits of Tapatalk Groups:
- Manages server issues and monitoring of spam and inappropriate hosts
- Uses the latest cloud infrastructure to provide near 100% uptime and protection against DDoS attacks
- Offers 100 percent compatibility with traditional forum systems for seamless migration that keeps forum owners in full control and ownership of their content
- Enables automatic newsletters, member donations, push notifications, premium subscriptions, managed ad display and peer-to-peer payment to help drive engagement and revenue
Tapatalk's mobile-first app for forum owners and their members is used by over 200,000 forums in 186 countries. Those forums that have connected to Tapatalk have an aggregate registered user base of 300 million people - in the range of Twitter and Reddit. The Tapatalk mobile app enables forum owners to provide their users with a native app experience, so they can engage with the forums they love on a mobile device, and easily create content and stay engaged with push notifications. For more information, visit Tapatalk.com or follow Tapatalk on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.