Clarity on NodeBB


  • GNU/Linux

    I have some issues I would like to address before committing to any one CMS for a project I'm starting.

    I am building a forum which will be used for educational purposes which will have the basic forum functionality as well as a rewards system (Gamification).With this said I have the following questions.

    • Is the integration of nodeBB with my own database client (say mongo) supported?

    • Is the API "build once, deploy to multiple platforms" or does an instance for each device need to be built? (web/mobile)

    • Does a gamification plugin/feature exist?

    • is the nodeBB mobile app built using nodeBB?



  • @countach said in Clarity on NodeBB:

    I can answer a bit.

    • Is the integration of nodeBB with my own database client (say mongo) supported?

    Nodebb supports redis, mongo, and a redis/mongo hybrid config.

    • Is the API "build once, deploy to multiple platforms" or does an instance for each device need to be built? (web/mobile)

    If I understand you correctly, there isn't really a concept of web vs mobile so long as the theme is sensibly bult.

    • Does a gamification plugin/feature exist?

    Try this thread?

    https://community.nodebb.org/topic/6589/gamification/2



  • @countach said in Clarity on NodeBB:

    is the nodeBB mobile app built using nodeBB?

    @countach NodeBB mobile app is basically loaded in a web-view of browser's rendering engine and it does have some advantages and limitations that you need to see.

    well , For basic + robust + scalable education forum NodeBB is the best. It also provides very intuitive admin panel with robust reward system.

    A working dream community powered by NodeBB : Have a look -> DreamAlarm

    During development or deployment if you face any issue(s) feel free to ping .


  • GNU/Linux

    @shard the features discussed in that thread is precisely what I was looking for, thank you!


  • GNU/Linux

    @hariom-vashisth was the app developed natively or as a hybrid? I would like to do something similar for both android and iOS once the forum is up.



  • @countach Hybrid



  • @countach If you know JS you can pretty much do anything in NodeBB. I'm doing it with my forum and building the rewards system and customizing it for the needs of my users.

    For the app development I'll be doing it in Corona and I'll use NodeBB's API to connect to the forum.



  • @esteban-constante I'm not too good in js and am trying to plug in angular as frontend and use nodebb api for integrating with one of our existing applications. But angular scopes are not recognized in nodebb. Can you please suggest me some links/posts to get started with nodebb development? I'm not able to understand the flow of the application.




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