A bit of advice - social aspects of an app

Andrew (Digitwell)

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Hi all,
I am developing a new app which is intended to have quite a significant social aspects. App users will be able to share photos and comments which are seen by all other app users.

As I see it there are 2 ways I could do this:

  1. just have a wrapper to Instagram or facebook, which displays the apps feed.
  2. Create my own store which which holds the information.
With option 1, there is plenty of code on the forums which allows app users to social share. This uses the app users logged in account.
Could I could use a hashtag or @ to get it to appear in the apps feed?
There is less code out there to display a feed. There is a REST API for FB/Instagram https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram-api/getting-started which looks as if it will do the trick or is it possible to just display a webview.

With option 2
, I have complete control, but then I would probably need to include moderation facilities to help prevent/remove unwanted posts. Also I would probably need to allow the customer to share to fb,Instagram etc as well.

What do you think, Option 1 or 2.

Thanks for your input.