I thought in-app would be more about the companies than linking out to the community. Oh well, will be interesting to see how this affects engagement, especially as most of the stock threads are empty.
I like this, but for me it does not qualify as in-app content - it is purely a link back to the community (which is great), and doesn’t really do anything for anyone who is reading the announcement of it on this thread (i.e. people who are already part of the community). I was expecting something like stock news, overall market movements, risers and fallers, top 10 stocks bought and sold on Freetrade, etc.
I’m sure all of that will come in good time, but if this is what was meant by in-app content, then it feels like this being on the Christmas List was just there to inflate the number of boxes waiting to be ticked.
We are absolutely exploring this, which is why we ran the poll recently to find out more about what you’d all like to see. This will take a little longer to go live as the team is focused very much on shipping SIPP and Free Share 2.0 by the end of the year.
Community content was the fourth most popular result in that poll:
Given that we use Discourse, this is the best integration we could create at this stage. In-app browsers experiences like this are quite common, although I agree that a native experience would be the best.
The process is quite manual — we basically create all the posts by hand — so, unfortunately, we’re not able to schedule these to go live during the night or anything. Other than pulling an all-nighter, that is!
Now you don’t need to open another app to take part in the conversation!
It doesn’t open an in-app browser for me, it opens my normal Chrome browser. Although please leave it like that, it’s annoying when apps use an in-app browser instead of the full browser as it’s harder to have multiple tabs and come back to things later.
There’s nothing wrong with this feature, it’s just that calling it in-app content feels like selling it as a lot more than what it is to those of us that use the community forum anyway
Of course. Just to be clear, I’m not saying this is a bad thing. I was just saying it’s not what I thought it was going to be. From what Sam has said, they do intend in-app content to cover more than this. But yeah, hopefully it engages more people in the community.
You should be able to create the posts as the discourse admin on the backend programmatically (might need to write a little script) and you should be able to force a reset on the bump date I think, though I’m not sure how that might work on new posts might not be possible. And alternative is to create them all unlisted then list them after all the norms topics are newer (or force a bump on them) then the topics when listed will be older than everything else (might need to test that one though). All that should be posible ok the console if you have someone who knows how