A little cunning act that all those demos and lists do to people - they reshape ideas.
We look at them and think "oh, that's nice, I should have that on my site".
There is "dating network" option for connecting a shared database, there are various discounts for Marketplace plugins, separate pricing for mobile sites (or is it for apps? Ska Date pricing sits at a more digestible 9 for the platform itself, but mobile apps add a hefty extra 0. Sounds like you could just download Ox Wall, buy a template, use hosting auto-installer, pay for branding removal and save yourself about 0, no? Works for attracting webmasters, but doesn't make much difference for site success. It's a Freelancer order that wasn't accepted by client and was repackaged for a quick buck grab, obviously.
Providers followed by coupling their CMSs with mobile apps, generally i OS and Android, or by offering mobile-friendly web templates. There are two ways your can go about starting your own dating business. more than two, but we will only talk about these two for now: independent site with your own database or network-partner site with shared database. If you want a smoother ride and stable ongoing revenue - partner.
And a webmaster, likewise, should just look into presenting their site in a form that sounds chic and trendy. This article will focus on independent, open-source dating scripts.
Someone from the Pilots must have decided to play a recently, so their prices have come up to $1999 for the full package and $3200 for a package with unidentified "custom work".
The old-standard $699 option now buys a limited selection of modules only. Ska Date is a Kyrgyz(stan-based) development group, founded by our former partner.
Still, the script works and has been around for years. For example, if you want to sell a useless domain on Flippa for a grand, you could just buy this script, install and sell the domain as a REAL DATING SITE. Hm, maybe if you're on tight budget and existing functionality is all you need, and you have some fix-it-yourself skills, and it's a It's Able Dating rebadged.
In mid 2000 someone got really pissed off with Able Dating guys (also Russian, by the way) and littered entire Internet with bad "reviews".
i OS and Android mobile dating apps are fully native, and Ska Date provides great service in rebranding them for clients and submitting to app stores.
The solution also offers free installation, unencrypted source code, professionally designed templates, free lifetime access to all version updates and upgrades, SEO assistance, in-house hosting plans, custom project development, and an optional personal manager.
It's more of an overview of key players in dating software industry and some insights on the idea of building a dating site with an off-the-shelf platform.
White-label, open-source, downloadable dating software is, in a way, a thing of the past.
Online dating space itself has consolidated under 2-3 major players, and niche sites are mostly parts of large shared-database networks.