XApp-Studio vs. Weever-Apps vs. Mobile Joomla
|XApp-Studio & Quick-XApp||Weever-Apps||Mobile Joomla|
|Native - Apps||iPhone (24Euro/M) / Android : comming||No, but they claim for||No|
|Hybrid -Apps (App-Stores)||Free||500-1000,-$||No|
|Project - Files - Download||Yes||No||-|
|Mobile-Web-App/Site||Yes - Free||Yes - Not free||Yes - Free|
|Adds Branding||No||Yes, no in Premium (Expensive)||Yes - but removable in PHP|
|Support for Tablets||Good||Poor||Ok (Needs Pro)|
|Layouts||Icons, Tabs, List, Adobe Edge, Custom||Tabs||List|
|Pro-Version||Not really, only extra support included. Features remain untouched in XApp-Studio and Quick-XApp||10-40$||90$-200$ per domain|
|Full-Ajax (No page reloads)||Yes||Yes||No|
|Web-Technology||XApp & Dojo||Sencha||jQuery|
|-Custom Hosting (App & Backend)||Yes||No||No need|
|- Offline kiosk over p2p (tablet apps in hotels with self distribution)||Yes, on request||No||No|
|Joomla-Plugins||Yes, free and extendable||Some, not extendable||Some, extendable|
|Free||Needs Pro-Subscription||Needs Pro-Subscription|
|Wordpress-Support||Yes, Basic, extendable||Yes, Basic, Not extendable||No|
|-Documents||Yes (Native & Web)||No||No|
|-Picassa||Yes (Native & Web)||Yes (Public RSS)||No|
|-Calendar||Yes (Native & Web)||Yes (Public RSS)||No|
|-Youtube||Yes (Native & Web)||Yes (Public RSS)||No|
|Document Support||Yes (Native & Web)||Very basic||No|
|- Rich file and resource managment||Yes||No||No|
|- Automatic conversion to PDF for XLS/DOC/PPT||Yes||No||No|
|- Custom HTML support (Mini HTML Apps)||Yes||Not directly||No need|
|- Internal Viewer for files||Yes||No, opens new browser window||No, opens new browser window|
|- Radio (From Files or Shoutcast)||Yes (Native & Web)||No||No|
|- Podcasts||Yes (Native & Web)||No||No|
|- Picture RSS Feeds||Yes (Native & Web)||Some||No|
|- QR Code Scanner||Native only||No||No|
|- Gallery creation in content||Yes (Native & Web)||No||No|
|-Offline Maps||Native iPhone only||No||No|
|Layouts||Launch Icons, Tabs, List,Adobe Edge, Custom||Icons, Tabs||List|
|Stability & Robustness||Good (but has bugs)||Ok (but has bugs)||Ok (but has quite some bugs)|
|Performance||Very Fast||Slow - Medium - Fast||Slow - Medium|
|- Initial Loading Time||5-7 seconds||5 - 25 seconds||4-6 seconds|
|- Second Loading Time||3-6 seconds||5 - 20 seconds||3 - 4 seconds|
|- Page Loading Time ( open link to content )||500 ms - 2 seconds||1 - 7 seconds||3 - 6 seconds|
|Supports and detects links in content (links to articles or categories)||Yes||No||No need|
|Works Offline||Yes (Native & Web)||No||No|
|-Client-Side Offline caching||Yes (Native & Web)||No||No|
|Multi-Lingual Support||Yes (Native & Web)||Basic||Basic|
|Mutisite apps (templated)||Yes||No||No|
|Push Notifications||iPhone native only||Pro only, needs Hybrid App||No|
|App-Analytics||Google. All user actions are sent to Google as events.||Google, Proprietary||Basic|
|Custom-Apps (By default)||Yes||No||No, but possible with PHP/JS|
|Custom-Plugins (By default)||Yes||No||No, but possible with PHP/JS|
|Custom-Datasources (By default)||Any SQL/Webservice based system||No||No, but possible with PHP/JS|
|CSS to native translation||Yes||No||No need|
|Pull to refresh||Yes||RSS only||No|
|Support||5 Languages, free||Bad as we heard from all. English & little french.||Worst we ever heard about. English and Finnish, needs pro|
|Bux-Fixing||Fast||Slow - Medium||Slow, very uncertain|
|Adoption to new technology||Fast||Slow||Very slow|
|Enterprise programs||Yes||No, but white label editions exist||No need|
|Custom app builder||Yes||White label edition||Possible but not supported|
|Opensource||Not fully yet, but in 2014 under the most flexible license : BSD||Not at all||Yes but its GPL which is a problem in quite some cases|
|Internal data format||Open||Proprietary||Open|
|-CSS||Guided visual & plain editors||Plain, not guided||Plain, not guided|
|-Pictures||Basic and advanced editors||Basic Upload||Basic-FTP-Upload|
|Target Audience||Beginners (Quick-Xapp)||Beginners||Beginners & Webmasters|
|Professionals & Developers (XApp-Studio)|
|- Background||Game engine and authoring software development (14 years)||Web||Web|
|- Main business||Custom development for our self :-)||Weever-Apps||Mobile-Joomla|
|- Funding||Assets||Unknown||Ads and pro subscriptions, unknown|
Mobile Joomla : its does its Job well enough to claim to be a mobile solution for Joomla (Only). It only supports the built-in types and a few others in a pro version. Important to know that tablet support as such (dual navigation) is only accessible in the pro version. Apps performs rather slow and lack of a lot of media features like automatic gallery conversation .Its working as Joomla-Template and is the best out there in this very category.
We do give it an overall rating of 3 out of 5.
Weever-Apps : The most expensive solution. We think even its far too overpriced for what it does. Its complete proprietary and rather looks like the usual "push-to-pro subscriptions" to us. You have also zero chance to extend it with custom logic or data sources. The app builder performs also quite slow, regardless you manage it from Joomla or on their website directly. There are serious false claims on their website : "Native Apps". In fact, what they call "native" is nothing more than a hybrid application with no real offline support or speed. Its pretty sad to see this poor acts of criminal customer distraction.
It only outperforms in marketing tools and some social gadgets. Apps as such don't really feel snappy or fast. The out-of-the-box design is very fixed and you can't do much about.
We do give it an overall rating of 2 out of 5 because of the serious lies all over the place about native and the prices are far too high for what it is.
Attention : We heard from customers also, that they are making it impossible to cancel subscriptions and it needs lots of email to get through.
XApp-Studio : well, its all said and we think you need to make your own opinion. We are open to non-profit projects and often we even drop fees completly and we react within hours to requests or reports, with no fees. In terms of extensibility, snappiness, multi-media, documents and openness, you won't find anything better. Try it out and let us know what you need else.
Others : there a few others but they do have bad reputation or lack of broader content support.
The rating about support came primarily from customers who changed to XApp-Studio but also from us !