Hey everyone! Normally I only do one article a day however I came across this new product which was just awarded product of the day by JVZoo and I just had to do a quick review. First off let me make one thing clear. Being awarded JVZoo POTD has absolutely no bearing what so ever on the quality of the product. Ill do a full article on that some time, but I just wanted to make that clear to start.
Ok so this new software is a WordPress plugin called “Mobile Smart Link” and what it does is take existing Facebook apps and create mobile URL’s so they can be displayed on a mobile devices. Normally Facebook apps do not display on mobile devices, but this will create a link that will detect if the user is on a mobile device, and if so it will display a mobile version of the app. Sounds great right! This thing fills a need that the normal Facebook platform does not. It allows apps to work on mobile devices. Awesome. Well not really and let me explain why.
This does not create apps. You need to all ready have the Facebook app. This just makes the smart link. Ok so since you all ready need to have the app where did you get the app from? 90% of the time people will be using a app service such as my own Tab Engine, or Pagemodo, or Heyo, or FanpageEngine, or one of many others. The thing is, if your using one of these services (or one of many others) to build your app, they all ready have smart URL’s built into them. That is by using just about any of the popular app building service you all ready have what this plugin provides. For 90% of the people out there this plugin solves a problem that does not exist, since the app service they are using most likely all ready generates a smart URL for them.
If you have a one off, custom developed Facebook app, then this might be worth while, but almost no one has these anymore because getting a one off app developed costs $1000 or more. If your like 90% of the people out there and you are using Tab Engine, Heyo, Pagemodo or any of the other popular app services you all ready have a smart URL that your app platform provides.
This product has a lot of hype and sounds great but of course they forget to mention in the sales video that it solves a problem that only exists for anyone not using an app service. Its only viable for people who spent thousands of dollars to get a one off app custom developed for themselves. Instead they are counting on you not knowing that almost every app service provides mobile URL’s for free for the apps you build.
My final review. Dont buy: You dont actually need it, since it solves a problem that for 90% of people does not exist.
PS: Sorry for the low video quality and for the quickly written article, but I wanted to get this one out to my readers ASAP.