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Janrain and Social DNA Comparison Chart

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.

Janrain Social DNA
  • – FREE for up to 2500 users/year
  • – $10 for up to 5,000 users/month
  • – $1,000 for up to 10k users/year
  • – $2,250 for up to 25k users/year
  • – More than 25k contact for quote

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.
  • – Over 50+ platforms to connect to.
  • – Let your users share comments, purchases, or other activities from your site to their friends on multiple social networks.
  • – Gather rich demographic profile information of your users at sign-in without requiring them to fill out long registration forms.
  • – Enable your users to import their friends and contacts to your website to instantly build community and engagement.
  • – Mobile Login
  • – Track login data and social sharing statistics. Measure & report on the referral traffic generated back to your site.
  • – Easily setup social services via integrated SocialEngine admin panel
  • – 50+ supported social services
  • – Quick Registration – import full user profile data and map into SocialEngine fields for quick painless registration
  • – Full profile data importing and easy mapping of imported social network user data to SocialEngine fields via admin panel
  • – Invite Facebook friends
  • – Rich statistics on incoming referral traffic and user activity engagement
  • – Mobile access from mini-browsers
  • – Unlimited number of connection providers
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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.


  1. Tomasz
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    After this you can see right away that SocialDNA is much better and much, much cheaper.
    There is one more thing.
    SocialEngineMods helped me many times with problems (which is interesting … The problems are not related to the modules from them) – with the problems that were not the solution – even for paid support on somewhere else. For now, do not turn their heads just as I learned a lot thanks to clearly explain.
    It is difficult to in such a situation did not write the kind words towards SocialEngineMods. Great respect.

  2. Posted February 9, 2012 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I use DNA now, JanRain is a great looking addon but Social DNA let's me store multiple profiles per user.
    So a user can check in with one account and add his other networks in his profile.
    Janrain only let's you do this when you have a pro account starting at $1000p/y (according to Janrain).
    Social DNA also let's you have a connected network feed within your SE site.
    The Janrain support is great (fast and professional response) but comes at high cost. When you're aiming at high traffic and you have lots of revenues the switch to Janrain might be a logical one.

  3. Bhupender
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I will personally prefer SocialDNA from socialenginemods, simply because of their great support and flawless great plugin.
    From the above comparison chart itself SocialDNA appear economical (you have to pay only once.. that is low).

  4. Alberto
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    SocialDNA from socialenginemods is the best for this, I do not undestand why you have introduced Janrain in the first place, the oauth connectivity, facebook, twitter, etc are free services so try to make your less knowledge users to pay for such service like Janrain is not a good move from your side, sorry but its is true, you must support your developers in order to make your platform bigger and reliable.

  5. HIFI
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    We choose SocialDNA for so many reasons (not stating the obvious).

  6. Gary
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I've tried following the instruction and still can't get Janrain to work.
    Any Ideas?

  7. Posted February 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    We love social DNA. Josh Rocks.

  8. Angel M
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    The problem is, SocialEngineMods is very slow to respond to requests. We have been trying to get a plugin we purchased to work, and have set multiple requests for help – but no response at all.

    Does anyone know how to reach Socialenginemods to get actual assistance with their plugins?

    We already tried logging into our client account, but could not post a support request.

    We tried emailing them multiple times, but get no response.

  9. Angel
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know how to get in touch with Josh from SocialEngineMOds? I've emailed him several times but the responses are sporadic.

    We purchased a MOD from socialenginemods (Their contact importer) and we built all our code around it – but it does not work.

    We can't login to the support area of their site because their website has technical problems.

    Does anyone else know how to reach the company for support if their Mods are not working?

    Please help, we're getting desperate…

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