The latest version of SocialEngine includes Janrain – a feature that lets you connect your Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and other social networking accounts to your SocialEngine site. This feature offers your users multiple and easy ways to register for your site. Although Janrain is very similar in spirit to Social DNA, a popular plugin created by SocialEngineMods, both have major differences in their offerings. Below is a comparison chart of both options – so you can decide which one is right for you.
Pricing: One time payment of $59 for connectivity solution, with additional features available.
|Limits: Free until you reach 2,500 users||Limits: No limits on maximum # of users|
|Integration: Officially integrated in the core product and supported by SE Engineers.||Integration: 3rd party plugin.|
|Branding: Branded or pay to remove branding.||Branding: White label – no mentions of “Powered by 3rd party”|
|Support: Supported by Janrain and SocialEngine.||Support: Supported by SocialEngineMods.|
|Click here to learn more.||Click here to learn more.|
As you can see from the chart, both products offer completely different solutions. If you are looking for an economical solution, Social DNA is the suitable choice. If you wish to professionaly analyze your login data + hire a company dedicated primarily for developing the social connect feature, Janrain would be the better solution.