2019 was a very productive and exciting year for the Honeycommb team. Aside from all that it takes to support the many products on our platform, we’ve packed the Honeycommb platform with a ton of new features that make owning and managing your community an amazing experience. And now we’re looking into 2020 with even more excitement with all we have planned.
But before we spring into the new year, here’s a look at some of the highlights of what the Honeycommb team has accomplished over the last 12 months…
This year, we’ve created some very powerful add-ons to provide our partners the toolset to fully white-label each touchpoint and interaction they have with their users.
- Custom Domain + SSL Support
- Email Masking
- Removal of all Honeycommb branding
- Branded Help Site
- Better Brand Asset Management
- Custom Onboarding Cards
- Publish from your Own App Store Accounts
- App Store Content Management
New Customization features
The ability for you to customize the mobile application experience for your members is something we really doubled down on in 2019. We’ll continue this trend in 2020.
- Verified Members Optionality
- Opt-in/ Opt-out Follow Models
- New Translations
- Custom Menu Items
- Single Sign-On (SSO)
New iOS, Android & Web Features
Much of our time in 2019 was also spent upgrading the application experience for your members. From improving existing features to creating new ones, our apps (iOS, Android & Web) have gotten increasingly better in 2019!
- Live Streaming
- Logged In Web Experience
- New Registration/ Login Experience
- Direct Messages
- Multi-Account & Account Switching
- Production Broadcasting from external sources
- Notification Improvements
New Control Center Features
The real superpower in managing your community is the Honeycommb Control Center. There have been dozens of upgrades in 2019 and we’re just getting started. Here are just a few:
- Custom Fields (Phase 1)
- Webhooks & Zapier Support
- Apple App Store & Google Play Store Listing Control
- Pre-Approval User Uploading
- A Faster Release Pipeline; so our team can respond and submit updates to App Stores for bug fixes faster
Coming in 2020
There are some truly game-changing things coming to the Honeycommb platform in 2020, things we’ve already begun working on. Our focus on building strong relationships with our clients and partners and dedication to an amazing product experience for community members leads us to what and how we prioritize the things we build and deliver. here are some of those focus areas:
- Revenue Tools (i.e. Membership system)
- Better Content Tools (i.e. multi-photo/video)
- New Customizations (i.e. custom member fields)
- Event System
- Group Management
- Engagement Features
- Improved Live! Experience
- And Much more…
In 2019, a whole lotta users created a ton of content, conversation and performed many actions. Check out some of the end of year data points:
We’d also love to recognize some of our community partners that have launched exciting communities on Honeycommb:
Red Wing Shoe Company partners with Honeycommb to launch an exclusive network for their most loyal customers.
Humble Acres was one of the first and strongest who took charge and moved their audience from their Facebook group to their own dedicated network powered by Honeycommb.
A couple connected on CannaBuzz, traveled to Brazil to meet each other and then got engaged! Marking the first marriage on the Honeycommb platform 😄
Aspire Recovery Center partners with Honeycommb to launch their own social network for alumni recovery support; ultimately creating a private space for alumni to share and connect intimately with one another.
Insta-famous Liverpool Goals launches a community for Liverpool FC fans globally to connect and organize in one destination on Honeycommb
One United USA launches a community for Manchester United fans in The United States and come together around a club they love.
To everyone we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with in 2019, have a great holiday season and we wish you and your family the best as you head into the New Year.
Thanks for reading! We’re committed to providing continuous improvements to the Honeycommb platform. Have feedback? We’d love to hear it! Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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