Social Gallery Mobile & Social Stats Announced
Today I’d like to share the next big thing to hit Social Gallery. Add-ons. Social Gallery Add-ons will supercharge Social Gallery, adding powerful additional functionality for all those users who want to get more out of the ultimate social lightbox. I’ve alluded to this on the forums and in several emails that those of you on the newsletter will have seen – but the day has now come that I am opening up pre-orders for the first two Add-ons!
For those of you who want the added functionality of a Mobile Social Gallery or full like, tweet, pin and comment counts (and a facebook comment queue!) I have started developing two “bolt-on” modules – these are going to be priced at $20 each on launch (14th March) but until then I am offering the first 200 purchasers the chance to buy them @ half price. $10 each or $15 for both. This is a pretty huge saving and is designed to reward those of you who are on board with Social Gallery and supporting development. It’ll still be a steal @ $20 per Add-on, but this is a limited time pre-launch offer just for you.
You can read full details below or you can pre-order here, until the 200 copies sell out and before Launch day (14th March!)
The Add-ons: Social Stats
Social Gallery is great for engaging users. It’s fantastic at getting you more likes, shares, tweets, pins, +1’s and comments on your content and it’s empowering nearly 1000 users to get more and more out of their blogs. One thing that power users and optimisers alike have asked for in Social Gallery relates to the success rate of their content. Originally Social Gallery was going to feature fully recorded likes, tweets, comments and pins. Unfortunately this added a lot of framework that most users typically didn’t want. As a result this feature was not developed into v1.0 or v2.0.
Rather than sideline this for another update I’ve moved this into an Add-on. This first release is for those of you who want more statistics. Social Stats will record how many likes, tweets, pins and comments (facebook comments only for v1.0) you receive against your Social Gallery images. I’m part way through developing this and it’s a powerful Add-on. With this you can quickly see at a glance which images are getting lots of likes and tweets and use this to further engage with your readers and SUPERCHARGE the engagement you already have.
Really excited about the future for this one. Out of the box it’ll record like, tweet, pin & share counts as well as all of facebook comments against your images. It will even give you a queue of facebook comments! This will start out as a fairly experimental Add-On but will likely develop into a fantastic statistical tool. Pre-Order this Add-on for $10 before it launches!
The Add-ons: Social Gallery Mobile
Social Gallery Mobile is a mobile lightbox written from the ground up to be integrated with Social Gallery. While it’ll be simplistic in nature it’ll feature all of the goodness of Social Gallery in a more mobile device friendly package. This is one of the most requested additions to Social Gallery and I am happy to be developing it for you. Just for this alone it’s worth getting the $15 Add-on Pack.
There will be a handful of features for this one, but the focus will be on compatibility, simplicity and integration. No other mobile lightbox will fluidly work with Social Gallery in such an optimised way – showing your facebook comments in a readable format, allowing users on tablets or mobiles to comment, like or tweet your images – all of which shows up as normal Social Gallery for desktop users.