I see that discourse hosting comes with a “mobile app”. What does the mobile app do for someone with a forum?
- Is it a general discourse app, and your forum users can add your forum to it to be one of the forums the app plugs into? In this, I would guess you tell your users to download the “Discourse” app and add your community.
- Can you link it to your forum so that it is your forum’s native mobile app? (kind of like how your forum can have a unique domain that doesn’t include the word “discourse”). In this case users might not even know that your forum site is a discourse site–they just see it as the mobile app for your site. In this case, you tell your users to download the mobile app linked to your forum name.
One benefit of the mobile app (in either case) I see is “push notification” support. I assume this means that I as the forum owner can send push notifications. Would it also be possible for users to create local notifications, such as reminders for themselves?