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Is Mighty Networks Better than Podia?

You’ve heard of these two platforms in the world of online courses, but is Mighty Networks better than Podia? Let’s find out.

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How are we judging them?

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    What features will you get?

    Podia was originally launched without the option to create a community. But they eventually added it in. The concept is very similar to forums like Reddit. There are a variety of topics, and you can create posts under each. It allows you to upload videos in each post too. Although, when you compare it to Mighty Networks, it doesn’t quite cut it.

    Mighty has comparatively more features – group messaging capabilities, ability to conduct events, polls and Q&A discussion boards. Members can also access a customized tailored activity feed to follow community activities.

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    How do you access the community?

    Mighty Networks has responsive mobile apps for both Android and iOS. So, it doesn’t matter which device your community members are using. You can also get your own branded mobile app with another of their offerings, MightyPro. But it’s quite heavy on the pocket at around ~$30,000/year.

    On the other hand, Podia doesn’t have an app and can only be accessed through a website browser. You can’t add your own branding to the platform either, which means your community will be living on rented land. Podia provides three membership options - 
    Mover ($39/month)
    Shaker ($89/month)
    Earthquaker ($199/month)

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    Can you livestream?

    Podia doesn’t allow community members to live stream – they can only pre-record their videos and post them. However, Mighty Networks has  a live streaming option, which means users can upload and broadcast video content in real time. This comes in handy for educators and content creators, since they can broadcast their video and engage their target audience. 

Now, a detailed comparison

How does Scenes stack up against Mighty Networks & Podia?

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Content
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Private spaces
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Rich posts
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Your own brand
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Content & resources
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Member directory
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Downloads
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Online courses
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Curriculum builder
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Quizzes Assessments
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Newsletters
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Engagement
Chat rooms
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Virtual Live Classes
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Events & Webinars
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1-1 messaging
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Discussions forums
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Email Notifications
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Push Notifications
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Zoom Integration
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Gamification
Community Coin System
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Coins for Actions
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Spend Coins
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Peer-to-Peer Transactions
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Leaderboards
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Status Badges
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Monetize
Paid memberships
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Recurring subscriptions
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Gate access
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Stripe Integration
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Customisation
Setup Difficulty
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Subcommunities
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Personalized Onboarding
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Whitelabeling
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Custom Domain
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Single sign-on (SSO)
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Advanced analytics
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Unlimited Admins
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Roles & Permissions
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Webhooks
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Whitelabeled Notifications
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Scenes solves 3 key issues

Point System

All the most addictive apps and games out there give you points when you take action. Humans are incredibly motivated by gamification. Scenes has in-built systems for points and leaderboards that give your users a 10x addictive social experience.

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Affordable whitelabeling

To make Thinkific work in 2022, you’re forced to integrate multiple other tools. Scenes is designed to gives you a branded (Mobile + Web) app to run courses & community with 100% content ownership.

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Sub-communities

Scenes allows you to run multiple communities, cohorts, or groups under one roof - with the same userbase.This allows you to transition from creating a one-off community to an all-in-one business.

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With Scenes, you get...

  • forums
    White labeled mobile & web app
  • calendar
    Schedule and host live classes
  • user profiles
    Split members into cohorts
  • anlaytics
    In-depth analytics
  • gamification
    Points system & rewards
  • chat and messaging
    Group Chat
  • chat
    Direct messaging
  • voice bubbles
    Audio chatrooms

The difference is in our DNA

We're content creators, teachers AND community builders.

And, we know how everything ties together to make a business.

We've been teaching online since 2018. We ran one of the world's largest educational communities from 2019-2021 and scaled to $500,000 revenue by selling cohort-based courses. We kept hopping from one software to another because the experience of actually using all available software is bad.

This led us to build Scenes - an all-in-one platform to run your courses, cohorts, webinars, events, voice chat rooms, etc. - on mobile & web (100% white-labeled).

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